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SpecialCare is a partnership of physicians, hospitals, OCMS and Orange County Government that provides access to health care services to low-income, uninsured Orange County residents. It is currently estimated that over 43 million in our country are uninsured. It is estimated that 180,00 uninsured are in Orange County alone.

It is currently estimated that over 43 million in our country are uninsured. The uninsured are more likely to: receive too little medical care and receive it too late; be sicker and die sooner; and receive poorer care when receiving treatment. It is estimated that 180,00 uninsured are in Orange County alone. 

SpecialCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary 

 

What is SpecialCare?

SpecialCare is a participating agency of the Florida Department of Health Volunteer Health Care Provider Program. Through a contract with the Florida Department of Health Sovereign Immunity protection is provided to physicians who volunteer to provide free medical services to patients who qualify. (What this means to you is protection from professional liability through the "Access to Health Care Act" (Florida State Statute 766.1115) 

Who is SpecialCare?

SpecialCare is the joint partnership between OCMS and Orange County Government.  Our mission is to organize a network of volunteer physicians and hospitals to providespecialty medical care for eligible adults.

How does it work? 

Patients are referred to SpecialCare through The Primary Care Access Network (PCAN). PCAN represents a network of public and private health care provides committed to improving the access, quality and coordination of health care services to the uninsured residents of Orange County.  Orange County provides medication, diagnostic labs and radiology.  

If you would like additional volunteer information, please contact

Lisa Meredith, RN 
101 South Westmoreland Drive 
Orlando, Florida 32805 
Phone: 407.836.2519 
Fax: 407.246.5343
Email: lisa.meredith@ocfl.net




JULY 24, 2015 

The Department of Health Annual Reporting for SpecialCare for  July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 The DOH reports SpecialCare had 2599 patient visits for medical care with a total value of donated services of $2.5 million.    

Click here to read the report from The Department of Health

July 21, 2014

The Department of Health Annual Reporting for SpecialCare for July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014. 
The DOH reports SpecialCare had 2530 patient visits for medical care with a total value of donated services of $2.1 million.    

Click here to read the report from The Department of Health

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