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About Us

Clinic Address: 

925 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Jackson, MS 39203

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4892

Jackson, MS 39296

Hours: 11:00am-4pm SATURDAYS ONLY

(excluding holidays)

About the Clinic

The Jackson Free Clinic (JFC) is run by medical, dental, PT, OT, and pharmacy students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson as well as volunteer physicians from the local community. It offers non-emergency medical care, including evaluation, testing, prescription drugs and education, to individuals who cannot pay.


Staffing for our clinic is solely on a volunteer basis. The student-run Jackson Free Clinic was created to increase access to health care and assist in restoring health and employment in an underserved population. We focus on major health care issues affecting under-served individuals by providing high quality and caring treatment and education for prevention of acute and chronic medical conditions. Through our efforts, we strive to decrease the emotional and financial burden on the uninsured and society.

  • To provide high-quality health services to individuals in Jackson who have inadequate access to medical care. Our services include examination, treatment, education, preventive care and referrals to appropriate community resources when necessary;

  • To provide the opportunity for medical students to learn from physicians, patients and other medical students in a collaborative, professional setting;

  • To promote awareness of the ongoing needs of our patients.

Our Physician Director

Dr. Thais Tonore

Dr. Tonore has served as the Jackson Free Clinic Physician Director as of June 1, 2019. She is preceded by Dr. David Norris and Dr. Joyce Olutade.

Dr. Tonore graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1978 and has over 41 years of experience as a physician. Dr. Tonore works in Jackson, MS and 2 other locations and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Tonore is affiliated with University Of Mississippi Medical Center. She currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus at UMMC and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Mississippi.