We Care Physician Referral Network
“The Alachua County Medical Society’s We Care Physician Referral Network is a dynamic collaboration of private and public enterprise. It is comprised of three components, Primary, Oral Health, and Specialty Care. It is supported by physicians, dentists, local hospitals, laboratories, home health agencies, mental health professionals, a variety of ancillary service providers, and has recently added podiatrists, massage therapists, and chiropractors to the Network. Since 1990 the program has received more than 5,000 requests for volunteer medical and dental care. More than half of those requests were met by volunteer professionals.”
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There are several Equal Access Clinic locations that work with the We Care network that can cater to different needs at different times of the day.
“The Mobile Outreach Clinic is a highly flexible means of delivering health care to the medically under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. The Mobile Clinic itself is a large bus containing two exam rooms, a laboratory and a waiting area. It is currently staffed by a registered nurse who can screen, refer, and provide case management. The Mobile Outreach Clinic is in operation an average of five days per week.”
January Calendar for clinic dates and locations: https://outreach.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/wordpress/files/2019/01/January-English-Revised-2.pdf
“Pre-medical and health professional student volunteers in collaboration with the University of Florida faculty and staff provide care for the medically underserved in the community. Clinics are held most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The Equal Access Clinic Network houses four walk-in Primary Care Clinics. No appointment necessary, however patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Two clinics also host separate specialty services nights dedicating their practice to providing a comfortable atmosphere for women and members of the LGBT community. The Equal Access Clinic Network also comprises of seven Specialty Clinics.”
January Calendar for clinic dates and locations: https://firstname.lastname@example.org&ctz=America/New_York&title=Clinic+Schedule
“Helping Hands is a group of volunteer health professionals who have provided free healthcare to the poor and homeless in Gainesville, Florida since October, 1989. The clinic is staffed by social workers, registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physicians, and community service volunteers.”
Mondays from 4:30pm until 7:00pm with patient sign-ups starting at 2:30pm Thursdays from 1:30pm until 7:00pm with showers for women taking place at 1:30pm and the clinic opening at 3:00pm
There are a variety of places that offer dental services for underserved populations. The list of the places that offer these services and their respective phone numbers and information can be accessed by clicking on the link above, 'Dental Resources’.
“To empower women and families in the North-Central Florida region by providing them with spiritual, emotional, educational, and financial support with the goal of helping them to achieve independence in mind. In doing so, we hope to encourage and enable women and families to contribute individually and collectively in strengthening our community as a whole.”