WeCareJax

Connecting Patients to Compassionate Care

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, WeCare coordinates nearly $16 million dollars in donated health care to more than 1,800 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, WeCare 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.

25

YEARS & COUNTING

560

ACTIVE PROVIDERS

IT ADDS UP
TO A HEALTHIER
COMMUNITY

1800

PATIENTS SERVED ANNUALLY

4000

REFERRALS ANNUALLY

Patient Stories

Patient Success Story – Lucille

Lucille desperately needed a surgical procedure to remove two abscesses that made themselves residents near her chest. These fungal abscesses appeared after she was punctured by the thorn of a sago palm tree while she was doing landscaping work.  With no insurance and limited resources, Lucille went to the emergency room. As part of the […]

Patient Success Story – Russell

Meet Russell – a former truck driver from Nevada whose life changed dramatically after he unknowingly experienced a massive heart attack while he was on the road. This heart attack was a sudden onset of an illness that manifested itself in his legs that led him to have quadruple bypass surgery. After the surgery came […]

Patient Success Story – Mary

Mary is a woman of few words whose strength and experiences are given life through her piercing eyes. As a mother of twelve children (seven of whom are still living), gardener, and occasional goods seller, she has overcome a great deal in her lifetime. Mama and Papa Jarhee, as they are affectionately called, traveled to […]

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