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 2015
  • Nearly $6 million in medical services donated since 2001
  • 90+ physicians, nurses and allied professional volunteers

We Care Manatee Budget Snapshot

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.

Our total expenses for Fiscal Year 2015 were $1.15 million, with administrative expenses of less than 10 percent. We contract with close to 90 local physicians who donated services valued at over $850 thousand in FY 2015 and who together with us, served more than 1000 residents of Manatee County last year.

From A Patient's Perspective

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

From Our Blog

October 27, 2018

We Care Donates Barb’s Bags-Chemo Care Bags to Local Oncologist

This week We Care Manatee will donate Barb’s Bags (breast cancer chemotherapy care bags) to 2 local medical oncologist for...

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August 14, 2018

Kerry’s Story: Tragedy Hits for A Woman Who Had Never Been Sick A Day in Her Life

Born in Akron, OH and raised by a loving single parent and grandparent, Kerry Evans attended college, majored in communications...

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August 13, 2018

We Care Manatee’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Victoria P. Kasdan, R.N, MPH Executive Director, We Care Manatee No one should have to choose between filling a needed...

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  • Laura
    - We Care Manatee Patient

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

  • Linda
    - We Care Manatee Patient

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

  • Eduardo
    - We Care Manatee Patient

    “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.”

  • Audrey
    - We Care Manatee Patient

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

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