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, 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.

26

YEARS & COUNTING

500

ACTIVE PROVIDERS

IT ADDS UP
TO A HEALTHIER
COMMUNITY

1702

PATIENTS SERVED ANNUALLY

3560

SPECIALTY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS & SERVICES

Patient Stories

Patient Story – Tamara: National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. This is a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications. To participate in this discussion, we wanted to highlight some of our patients. Today’s patient story is […]

Health Equity: Not a “One Size Fits All” Solution

Our WeCareJax patient, Wiley, has been receiving specialty care physical therapy sessions through our network of volunteer providers at St. Vincent’s. While Wiley had been doing his regular physical therapy sessions, his condition wasn’t showing any improvement. It wasn’t until we learned that Wiley was without a home and sleeping on friend’s couches, that we […]

Patient Success Story – Rebecca

“Rebecca” (name withheld for confidentiality) was referred from Baptist Beaches in early 2020 with a diagnosis of advanced stomach cancer. After enrolling in the WeCareJax Cancer Care Cohort for uninsured adults, she received surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation from our partner Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. They provided compassionate care at no cost to Rebecca or […]

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