CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Free Clinic received a generous donation in honor of its physicians.

The University of Virginia Health System donated $30,000 to the clinic to commemorate National Doctors' Day.

The clinic handles more than 8,000 visits annually and serves more than 2,600 medical, mental health, and dental patients each year.

"The clinic was envisioned 30 years ago by two UVA medical residents, and the partnership with UVA over these past 30 years has been instrumental in our growth, development, and success," said Susan Sherman, the clinic's executive director. "And we're incredibly grateful to not only have the partnership at UVA at the physician’s level, but this financial support that really underscores what we're able to do together."

She also said this donation will help the clinic continue to provide high-quality care to people who are uninsured or underinsured in the community.

The clinics is supported by area health care professionals, including many from UVA, who have donated thousands of hours of their time.