WeCareJax is a non-profit 501(c)3 formed in 1993 to improve access to specialty health care for low-income and uninsured patients. It brings together doctors, hospitals, community clinics, and other partners to improve the health and well-being of the people of Duval County. Annually, WeCareJax coordinates nearly $14 million dollars in donated health care to more than 1,700 low-income individuals who have no access to health insurance.
By matching volunteer specialty care providers and hospital partners with carefully pre-screened patients in need of care, WeCareJax helps meet a critical gap in healthcare access. These are the patients who otherwise would not receive care or would seek care in emergency rooms and further contribute to the current health care burden on hospitals and their communities.
In honor of Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, we’re putting an extra emphasis on the importance of preventative health, check-ups, and cancer screenings for all of the men in our lives. A 2019 study showed that 65% of men tend to wait as long as possible to see their doctor if they have any […]
JaxCareConnect, our partner organization, has been highlighted and interviewed on the latest episode of the podcast “What’s Health Got to do With It?” hosted by Dr. Joe Sirven. Jenny O’Donnell, JaxCareConnect Project Administrator, shares more about what JaxCareConnect is, who funds JaxCareConnect, how JaxCareConnect helps their patients, how they coordinate to get patients care with […]
Did you know? Breast cancer survivors in the US are 2.5 times more likely than their healthy neighbors to file bankruptcy within five years of diagnosis. In 2021, Emma (name changed for patient confidentiality) had a mammogram screening that showed abnormal findings, but without insurance, she didn’t have the resources for additional testing and didn’t […]
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