In 1993, We Care Jacksonville, Inc. was organized as a collaborative effort by George S. Trotter, MD, the Duval County Medical Society, Duval County Health Department, local churches, hospitals, and community organizations with the goal of providing donated health care to low-income, uninsured persons at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines. As a result, a community partnership of health care professionals, community volunteers, and health systems was established. This partnership and creation of a strong primary care network resulted in donated time, skills and services to those in need of proper medical attention.
With increased access to primary care came a need for specialty services as well. Noticing this gap in services, WeCareJax honed in and built a network of specialty care to include services such as diagnostics, consultations, and treatments.
Today, with a network of over 500 primary and specialty volunteer providers, partnerships with the six major health systems in Duval County, collaboration with a network of 12 local clinics, and of course community support, WeCareJax continues to thrive. With 25 years behind us and many more to go, we look forward to strengthening our legacy and continuing to “Connect Patients to Compassionate Care.”