Culpeper Wellness Foundation

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

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.


Community grant response to COVID-19

Our grants focused on five key areas: food, shelter, isolation prevention, medical equipment & health supplies, and support to essential workers

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 Marie

The Free Clinic of Culpeper provides support
to many members of our community who are struggling
to manage serious health challenges. Marie, a patient of the clinic,
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.

With the support of five paid staff and dozens of volunteers, the Free Clinic provides primary and urgent care, prescription medications, and patient 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 climate-controlled walking track with a two-lane surface with a cushioned rubberized floor and an aquatic arena. The aquatic arena includes a warm-water pool, two warm-water pockets for therapy, a two-lane walking oval with chest-high water and a current, and lap lanes for swimming or aqua classes.

PATH Recreation & Fitness Center

The Culpeper area’s only recreation 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 room and amenity space. Multi-use sport courts accommodate basketball, volleyball and pickleball for drop-in, open gym and team practice. Practice your swing in indoor batting cages or polish your skills with a golf/multi-sport simulator. Tween, teen and family nights are held monthly, and a variety of programming serves all ages.

In the fitness area, enjoy top-of-the-line cardio equipment, strength and functional fitness equipment and exercise classes. Personal training and small group training will support achievement of your goals safely and successfully. Bring your family – kids’ programs include taekwondo, youth sports performance and tumbling.

News & Events

Chronic disease self-management program

Registration is open for a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that support those suffering from a chronic conditions as well as caregivers for those with a chronic condition. The program runs January 12 – February 16, 2023.

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Free yoga classes in October

Powell Wellness Center will host Energy Medicine Yoga on October 15 at 11:30 am and PATH Recreation & Fitness Center will host CommUNITY Yoga on October 25 at 5:30 pm. Both classes are free and open to the public.

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Wellness Fair at Powell Wellness Center 9/29

Wellness Fair on Thursday, September 29, offers free blood pressure screenings, flu and COVID shots, and the opportunity to connect with businesses and organizations supporting health in our area.

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