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We Care Manatee provides free, quality medical care and referral services to low-income, uninsured adult residents of Manatee County, Florida. Partnerships with community hospitals and alliances with other medical facilities enable us to give our patients the quality care they need, from local providers they trust.

To make this possible, we rely on and are grateful for:

The compassion and dedication of our volunteer physicians,
The energy of our volunteers, and
The generosity of our corporate and individual donors.

Our services are available to any Manatee County resident who is between 18 and 64 years old, living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, and has no insurance.

Together, we are making a healthy difference in our patient’s lives.

We Care Manatee provides an invaluable service to both our patients and our community through our unique program. Patients receive the critical treatment they need to keep them healthy, out of local emergency rooms, and on the job. Our patients, physicians, donors and volunteers are your neighbors, friends, local care providers, students, and retirees.

We are funded though individual and corporate donations, government and private grants, and in-kind contributions. Thanks to the generous support of our medical community and people like you, we are proud to report the following:

  • More than 1,000 residents in 2019
  • Over $1.25 million in medical services donated since so far in 2019
  • 90+ physicians, nurses and allied professional volunteers

Upcoming We Care Manatee Events

There are no upcoming events at this time

We Care Manatee’s status as a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization allows donations that are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our funding sources are derived from the generous donations and grants of those who support our mission and include individuals, organizations, and county municipalities.


From A Patient's Perspective

See testimonials of how We Care Manatee is helping Manatee County residents who are uninsured or underinsured.



I couldn’t afford it

“I was so relieved to get the mammogram, I was concerned at I couldn’t afford it. Thanks.”

Audrey - We Care Manatee Patient

I got my life back

“I will encourage friends and others to make donations to this worthy organization and hope to do so myself one day. The surgery gave me my life back.”

Eduardo - We Care Manatee Patient

I’m able to work

“I have started to look for work and I hope to be able to return the favor.”

Jeff - We Care Manatee Patient

There during a critical time

“It was a blessing at the most important time in my health history.”

June - We Care Manatee Patient

No one would help me

“No one else would help me and before all of these medical problems I worked all my life… I hope and pray that you are able to continue to help people like me.”

Kelly - We Care Manatee Patient

Dedicated Personal Care

“Everyone is so caring and helpful. I felt I had a higher level of care even as compared to private insurance care.”

Laura - We Care Manatee Patient

A true lifesaver

“We Care Manatee has helped me become a healthier, happier person. They are a lifesaver and a blessing.”

Linda - We Care Manatee Patient

Blessing for my family

“This program was a blessing for me and my family. Without We Care Manatee, I don’t know what I would have done. It was a lifesaver.”

Mike - We Care Manatee Patient

A higher level of care

“Everyone is so caring and helpful. I felt I had a higher level of care even as compared to private insurance care.”

Sherrill - We Care Manatee Patient

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June 13, 2019

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