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Medical Outreach Programs

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville, Inc.

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is a downtown, volunteer run medical clinic improving the health of the greater Jacksonville community with free primary and specialty care for the working uninsured. For more than a dozen years, the clinic has been serving the needs of patients that come to receive medical care, as well as the needs of volunteers who enjoy a well-organized, safe and extremely rewarding environment. 

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is staffed by retired and active physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and specialists. These dedicated professionals devote a few hours a month to fulfill our mission of keeping people healthy, employed and helping prevent the use of emergency rooms for non-urgent care. If you don’t currently have time to volunteer, donations are always welcome!

 

Service Eligibility

  • Residency: Live or work in Duval County.
  • Income: A household member must work at least 20 hours per week. Household income falls between $13,000 and 250% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • Uninsured: You must be without private or government funded medical insurance.
  • Please call: (904) 399-2766 and press 6 for more information or to request a qualifying appointment.


Patient Services

  • Primary care and specialty appointments are FREE of charge
  • Free chronic disease management, including diabetes and heart patients on blood thinners
  • Mental health counseling, nutrition counseling and weight loss counseling are FREE
  • Women’s wellness visits are FREE of charge
  • Lab tests are provided FREE of charge
  • Preventive screenings, including mammograms are FREE of charge
  • Many prescription medications are dispensed on site FREE of charge by volunteer Pharmacists, others are available for $4 locally.
  • Prescription eyeglasses are provided with no charge to the patient.

Current Medical Volunteer Needs:

  • Physicians (especially General Surgery, Gynecology & Neurology)
  • Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Assistants
  • ARNPs
  • Optometrists

 

Contact Information

41 E. Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: (904) 399-2766

www.vim-jax.org


Director of Volunteers: Catie Wallace, x103
cwallace@vim-jax.org

CEO: Mary Pat Corrigan, x123
mpc@vim-jax.org


Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 9 am to Noon


We Care Jacksonville, Inc.

We Care Jacksonville, Inc. (We Care) was organized in 1993 as a collaborative effort of the Duval County Medical Society, Duval County Health Department, George S. Trotter, MD, local churches, hospitals, and community organizations to provide donated health care to low-income persons who are uninsured and 200% at or below of the Federal Poverty Level. We Care has evolved into a community partnership of health care professionals, community volunteers and health systems donate their time, skills and services to the community to provide medical specialty care to those who either lack access to care or cannot afford health care services.

 

Service Eligibility

  • Residency: Must be a resident of Duval County
  • Income: Income at or below 200% of poverty level as defined by the Federal Government
  • Uninsured: Patient carries no applicable insurance

 

Patient Services

We Care receives referrals from a network of primary care clinics and arranges appointments with appropriate medical specialists who have agreed to donate their services to our patients.

Services include:

  • Diagnostic and Laboratory tests
  • Procedures
  • Specialist consultations
  • Surgery
  • Cancer Evaluation
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Rehabilitation services

 

Contact Information
4080 Woodcock Drive, Building 2400, Suite 130, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 674-6458
www.wecarejacksonville.org

Director of Patient Services: Mrs. Freddie Webster, RN


JaxHATS Clinic

The Jacksonville Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS) clinic is a "Medical Home" for youth, ages 16-26 with chronic medical or developmental problems in the counties of Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns. JaxHATS has a multi-disciplinary staff that includes a pediatrician, adult internal medicine specialist, nurse care coordinators and a transition specialist who provide primary medical care to address the young person's immediate medical needs. The JaxHATS team also works with youth over time, to help them gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their long term life goals. Services provided by JaxHATS are covered by Medicaid, Children's Medical Services and most other health insurance plans.

Patient Services

  • Comprehensive intake, evaluation, health care planning
  • Assistance securing health insurance coverage and other funding resources
  • Referral to a reliable network of adult medical and surgical specialists
  • Linkages to community providers in the following areas
  • Training that:
  • Collaborating Agencies

Contact Information
UF Health Jacksonville, Aetna Building, 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1900, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: (904) 244-9233

Fax: (904) 383-1705

www.jaxhats.ufl.edu

jaxhats@jax.ufl.edu

 

Hours of Operation

Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


St. Vincent's Mobile Health Outreach Ministry

St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry (MHOM) provides free acute and preventive medical care to those who are medically underserved in Northeast Florida, by bringing fully staffed doctors-offices-on-wheels to the neighborhoods where its services are needed most.

The MHOM primarily focuses on three areas where the underserved, uninsured and underinsured are most prevalent in our region:

1. The Rural Outreach Ministry serves the very poor men and women who work in the agricultural fields of Putnam and St. Johns Counties.

2. The Urban Outreach Ministry reaches out to the working poor, the homeless and their families within the urban neighborhoods of Duval County, as well as Clay and Nassau Counties.

3. The Pediatric Outreach Ministry provides children and adolescents, attending 23 middle and high schools in Duval County’s Full Service Schools, with access to medical care.

St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach makes medical care possible for those in Northeast Florida who cannot afford it and provides preventive health care that effectively changes lives. St. Vincent’s relies upon the generosity of our donors to continue delivering these critically important health services to the poor and disadvantaged in our community. It is through philanthropic gifts that this program is able to offer better health and hope to children and adults with nowhere else to turn.  

Service Eligibility
Adults: The program is for the uninsured and those who fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. An eligibility packet will be sent to anyone applying for the program. Call 904-308-7809. You will need to leave a message. Please repeat your name and phone number clearly and someone will call you back within 72 hours.

Children: No financial information is needed. For information on our pediatric program and which schools are serviced, please contact 904-308-7919.

 

Community Health Outreach

Community Health Outreach has been providing services for 25 years, operating a primary medical care and emergency dental treatment facility administered through the Access to Health Care Act, food pantry, and pregnancy center located in Duval County, Florida. 

 

All services are provided by volunteers; general volunteers, doctors, dentists, nurses, hygienists and other medical and dental professionals. The free Healing Hands Clinic serves adults, age 18 and older residing in Duval County.

Eligible patients are uninsured with a family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines for medical and 150% for dental services. The primary target is the working uninsured or those who are not eligible for any other resource (i.e. Medicaid or Shands Jacksonville Hospital Card). Many medical patients require primary care and education to manage chronic conditions (related to the illness as well as nutrition, exercise, and medication use).

Contact: admin@chojax.org or 904-573-1333 ext. 106

http://chojax.org/

 

Northeast Florida Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a program whose mission is to improve the health of its participants before pregnancy, between pregnancies, to improve outcomes and promote positive parenting skills to assure a healthy start for mothers and their babies in Northeast Florida. It is a voluntary and free program available to all families in the community wanting to deliver and care for a healthy baby.

Patient Services

Services include: fatherhood, breastfeeding education and support, teen pregnancy prevention, annual exams, emotional support and counseling, case management, home visits, childbirth education, information and referrals, smoking cessation and substance abuse counseling.

Service Eligibilty

Any pregnant woman or father who lives in Northeast Florida can receive services from Healthy Start. Also, any child from birth to age 3 who lives in Northeast Florida is eligible.

Contact Information

644 Cesery Boulevard, Suite 210, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: 904-723-5422
Fax: 904-723-5433
www.nefhealthystart.org