About SWFL Free Pain Clinic

Rewriting the Paradigm & Restoring Hope

Our Vision

We are rewriting the paradigm and helping restore hope for low income, uninsured patients through comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans using holistic, compassionate, and opioid-free care.

Our Leadership

The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are a member of the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Our Promise

We promise to treat every patient with the respect, dignity, and compassion they deserve while we work to address their physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs.

Living In Pain?

If you have no insurance, we may be able to help.

Holistic, Compassionate, & Opioid-Free Care

We see it every day: people who are in pain and suffering, but don’t have the resources to seek treatment and heal properly. People faced with masking symptoms or self-treating with medications, drugs, or alcohol. Not with Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic. Our clinic is designed to treat those who believe they don’t have options for true pain relief. The healthcare system isn’t designed to properly care for everyone, and we are here to fill that gap and serve those in need.

At Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic, we are rewriting the paradigm and helping to restore hope for low income, uninsured patients through comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans using holistic, compassionate, and opioid-free care. We treat patients that are suffering from neck and back pain, headaches, muscle and joint pains, fibromyalgia, and other painful conditions.

In times of severe or chronic pain, individuals are being turned away from medical providers due to lack of insurance and resorting to prescription drugs that aren’t designed to treat the real problem. We provide care from licensed and compassionate health care providers, so pain patients can regain their lives without fear of being rejected without insurance or the burden of overwhelming debt. Thanks to a generous community of volunteers and donors, our treatment is of no cost to the patient.

There is a road to recovery for everyone. It’s time to finally stop suffering and begin healing.

Our Team

Our clinic utilizes volunteer and paid licensed Physicians, ARNP’s, Chiropractic Physicians, Acupuncture Physicians, Physical Therapists, Licensed Massage Therapists, Nurses and others dedicated to healing the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Each one is licensed in the State of Florida and has a special contract with the Florida Department of Health Volunteer Health Services Program. We also utilize lay volunteers who have been specially trained to provide certain therapeutic modalities, nutrition and lifestyle education, and prayer.

We participate in the WE CARE system of volunteer medical professionals in Lee County that provide care to the uninsured and low income residents of Southwest Florida.

Board of Directors: The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is governed by a volunteer board of directors who oversee legal governance, financial management, and strategic growth. We are grateful for our board and their passionate leadership.

  • Alan Gruning, DO, FACOEP, Executive/Medical Director
  • Ross Martin, Chairman
  • Joseph Catalano, Treasurer
  • Pastor Gary Cox
  • Donna Campbell
  • Brian J. Downey, J.D., LL.M.
  • Jesse Flores
  • John Nastasi
  • Steve Phillips, CPA
  • Duane Schafer

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.