SpecialCare of Central Florida, Inc.
A Volunteer Health Care Program
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 has addressed this need by donating over 1.7 million dollars in specialty services to the uninsured in 2007.
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?
A partnership of physicians, hospitals, OCMS and Orange County Government that provides access to health care services to low-income, uninsured Orange County residents.
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. For more information about PCAN visit www.PCANOrangeCounty.com .
If you would like additional volunteer information, please contact: Lisa Meredith, R.N.(407) 836-2519
Lisa Meredith, RN
101 South Westmoreland Drive
Orlando, Florida 32805