Culpeper Wellness Foundation

has expanded recreation offerings for area residents
with the PATH Recreation & Fitness Center!

Our Healthy Living Grants support health & wellness programs!

Each spring, nonprofits are invited to apply for a grant supporting health & wellness projects in Culpeper, Orange & Madison counties

Give a Gift of Health!

Your gift is an investment in the health of our community, supporting free medical care and fitness scholarships for low income residents, or another health & wellness need.


The Free Clinic of Culpeper

The Free Clinic of Culpeper provides confidential medical care and prescription drugs for Culpeper County adults who do not have health insurance or the means to pay for healthcare.

Meet Free Clinic patient Marie

The Free Clinic of Culpeper provides support
to many members of our community who are struggling
to manage serious health challenges. Marie, a clinic patient,
recently shared how she is managing her health with
the clinic’s assistance.

Powell Wellness Center

One of only two Medical Fitness Association certified facilities
in Virginia, Powell Wellness Center offers a therapeutic and recreational
aquatic complex, strength & cardio equipment and extensive programs
to support community wellness needs.

Our Mission

To improve health and promote wellness in Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties.

The Foundation works to achieve its mission by:

  • providing health and fitness programming and services
  • ensuring the availability of  high quality medical care for low-income, uninsured adults, and
  • providing mission related grants to local nonprofits

The Culpeper Wellness Foundation operates PATH Recreation & Fitness Center, Powell Wellness Center and the Free Clinic of Culpeper.

The Foundation holds a unique role in the community as a provider of services, a grantmaker and a partner in the pursuit of building healthier communities.


Free Clinic of Culpeper

The Free Clinic of Culpeper provides confidential medical care and prescription medications for Culpeper county adults who do not have health insurance or the means to pay for healthcare.

The Free Clinic provides primary and urgent care, prescription medications, and health education for more than 500 uninsured low-income adults who are residents of Culpeper County. The Free Clinic also collaborates with several community resources to help meet other needs of our patients. These resources include service providers for behavioral health, dental care, transportation, housing, literacy, employment and job training, and nutrition counseling.

Powell Wellness Center

Powell Wellness Center (PWC), recognized in 2018 as Certified Medical Fitness Facility of the Year, is one of only two Medical Fitness Association-certified facilities in Virginia.  A volunteer Medical Advisory Board guides staff in the development and delivery of medically-integrated fitness programs that help children and adults improve their physical and emotional well-being through health education, regular exercise and increased physical activity.

Powell offers a variety of group exercise classes and aquatic programs. Facility highlights include a two-lane indoor walking track with cushioned rubberized flooring, a functional strength area with free weights and Life Fitness machines, and a cardio floor with varied equipment from ellipticals to rowing machines to treadmills. The aquatic arena includes a warm-water pool, two warm-water pockets for therapy, a two-lane walking oval with chest-high water, and lap lanes.

PATH Recreation & Fitness Center

PRFC offers recreation and fitness opportunities for all ages in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The center comprises 27,000 square feet of recreation, fitness, activity and amenity space. Multi-use sport courts accommodate basketball, volleyball and pickleball for drop-in, open gym and team practice, and indoor batting cages are available for practice. The recreation facility is open to the public and accessible through drop-in fee, monthly pass or membership.

In the fitness area, members enjoy top-of-the-line cardio equipment, strength and functional fitness equipment and exercise classes. Personal training and small group training support achievement of fitness goals.

Kids’ programs are open to the public and include taekwondo, youth volleyball and futsal, tumbling, and summer camps.

News & Events

2024 Healthy Living Grant Awards

In May 2024, the Culpeper Wellness Foundation awarded $120,000 in Healthy Living Grants to 16 organizations proposing health and wellness projects within the Foundation’s service area of Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties.

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Online mental health service available to eligible patients

The Free Clinic of Culpeper’s support to patients is expanding through participation in the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI). This initiative offers free and convenient virtual mental health services to eligible un- or under-insured Virginians.

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