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 and Counting

560

Active Providers

It adds up
to a healthier
community

1800

Patients Served Annually

4000

Referrals Annually

Patient Stories

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 […]

Patient Success Story – Robert

Robert is a native of Atlantic Beach and has grown accustomed to the ebbs and flows of the beaches community where he has resided for the last  48 years. He has seen business come and go, the influx of residents, and even the impact of the infiltration of drugs into beloved neighborhoods. However, despite his […]

Patient Success Story – James

Meet 65-year-old WeCareJax patient, James. You would never guess by looking at him, but James is an ex-convict, released from prison in late 2017 after serving a 19-month sentence. This was an experience that he has not only learned from but is open about. Before going to prison, James was admittedly suffering from an alcohol […]

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