Non-profit Spotlight: We Care of Central Florida
We Care of Central Florida, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization that operates to help the community through specialty healthcare. We Care is a network of healthcare individuals who volunteer their time and services to make a difference in the lives of Polk County residents who don’t have access to quality healthcare.
Funded primarily through the Polk County Board of County Commissioners Indigent Healthcare Division half cent sales tax, We Care is dependent on funding from donations, fundraisers, grants, and other sources in order to fulfill its mission and vision of delivering specialty healthcare to those individuals that need it the most.
We do this because we care, and we do this through a network of volunteers and allied healthcare professionals in our community, as well as partner organizations who donate their time and services. Monies donated help pay for Specialty Healthcare Services including Diagnostics aimed at helping our uninsured community.
We began in 1998 as an initiative of the Polk County Medical Association.
Later incorporated as a 501(C)(3).
Currently, We Care of Central Florida has 215 providers, including 186 volunteer physicians. Our people are a network of compassionate and dedicated physicians, allied healthcare professionals, and administrative support staff who provide the uninsured in Polk County with low incomes access to high quality volunteer specialty medical care.
We Care refers patients to medical specialists that will see them for care at no charge. Primary healthcare clinics refer patients to We Care for specialty services. Through our We Care Project Think Pink, mammograms and diagnostics are provided to eligible individuals in order to help our community combat and fight breast cancer.
Our Vision is that all Polk County residents will have access to high quality specialty medical care in order to preserve lives and create a healthier community.
We Care has been a blessing to many. Most of the patients who are sent to us are sent a last alternative and are unaware that there is assistance.
For more information, please visit WeCareCentralFlorida.org.