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 – Marineide

Marineide is a 56-year-old single mother of two grown children. She has two beautiful grandchildren with another one on the way.  Last November, Marineide discovered a mass in her breast and her children took her to a primary care doctor who ordered a mammogram. It was at that time, Marineide heard the dreaded diagnosis of […]

Patient Success Story – Joni

Joni and her husband, Mitchell, were once successful business owners living in Atlantic Beach. In fact, their business employed several individuals and provided health insurance for them as well. However, after the economic downturn, they were forced to close shop and dissolve the business.  Unfortunately, since that time they have taken several hits. Circumstances caused […]

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 […]

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