ABOUT WE CARE MANATEE

Serving Manatee County residents through exemplary health care, education, and community outreach.

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About We Care Manatee

Each day, our providers, volunteers, and staff live our mission to facilitate free medical care to low-income, uninsured residents of Manatee County.

Our services are available to any Manatee County resident between the ages of 18 and 64, with income below 200% of the federal poverty level, who has no insurance.  We Care Manatee staff recruit physician specialists who see eligible patients, free of charge, under the protection of Sovereign Immunity.  All of our partner physicians are registered with the Volunteer Health Care Provider Program.

Partnerships with Community hospitals and alliances with other medical facilities enable us to give patients the quality care they need, from local providers they trust. Our patients, physicians, donors and volunteers are your neighbors, friends and local care providers.   At We Care Manatee our goal is to keep residents healthy, enable them to work, and reduce the burden on emergency rooms and other safety net facilities.

We Care Manatee provides a cost effective, private sector solution to our community’s uninsured healthcare needs by connecting eligible, uninsured patients with volunteer physicians willing to treat them. We do this by providing care through our primary care clinic, breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, or referrals to specialty physicians who volunteer their time and donate free medical services.

We offer three programs that work together to help our patients receive the critical treatment they need to keep them healthy and out of local emergency rooms.

OUR HISTORY

We Care Manatee was founded by the Manatee County Medical Society in 1999 to address the increasing need of uninsured residents to be seen and treated by a medical specialist. In 2001, We Care Manatee began coordinating care between local physicians who were willing to see uninsured patients in their offices free of charge. In 2002 we incorporated. In the years since then, We Care Manatee physicians have provided nearly $6 million in donated care to patients who would otherwise go without.

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