CHESAPEAKE CARE INC

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2145 S Military Hwy Chesapeake VA 23320 USA

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The clinic is full of professionals that have the same mission, to provide medical and dental care for low-income, uninsured individuals in our community. Our volunteers make this happen, sure we hear the down frustration of the wait time often, but once the patient understands that the Dr. or Nurse or Dentist has worked all day in there practice and then comes hear to provide compassionate care to them, they usually walk out with a better understanding, and you hear them explaning to the next person on their next visit. THe clinic needs volunteers, and most of all donations to continue to provide the care they do for our patients. Every $1 helps. Please donate.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer physician at Chesapeake Care since 1992 and a Board Member since 1999. I have practiced emergency medicine in the community for 20 years and am intimately familiar with thousands of patients who would not be healthy or productive today if it were not for this clinic and its many volunteers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily practice of emergency medicine and in caring for patients in the clinic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would clone it so that the uninsured everywhere could experience similar benefits.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Recruited by its founder.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Keeping our patients well, improving the health of the community, being able to reach out to more in need, the hundreds on our waiting list for care.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Financial viability and expansion to meet the rising need for services in this terrible economy

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a local Emergency Medicine physician, I depend on the clinic at Chesapeake Care to provide timely, reliable, and compassionate care to the uninsured of our city. The breadth of services provided at Chesapeake Care is unparalleled, and the dedicated staff and volunteers have developed a world-class program that takes excellent care of those in the community that need it most.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reviewing the care that my patients have received in this facility.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase funding so that more patients could be served.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As an Emergency Physician in the closest ER near Chesapeake Care I am greatly indebted to the service that Chesapeake Care provides to our community. Our ER would be overwhelmed with patients who, if not for Chespeake Care, would have no other medical care to turn to. Cheseapeake Care provides ongoing preventive and ongoing care to thousands of patients in the city of Chesapeake and is invaluable to our city. This is a facility that should be replicated in every city in the United States!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it's providing conintuing care to the citizens of our city.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to grow it so that it can service more citizens.

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer medical professional and board member. This clinic serves as a safety net for all the low income, uninsured citizens of Chesapeake and provides dental care to the region. With tremendous community volunteer support, we are able to stretch every dollar to over $9 of medical care. Our patients receive excellent, multispecialty care which transforms their lives. I am proud to live in a community that truly cares for its own.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing the transformation of sick patients who had no sources of medical care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would clone the staff and volunteers and expand the facility so that all who needed care had access to it.

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the clinic usually 2-3 days a week. It is an awesome place to build job skills while helping serve the community at the same time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

building job skills

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the current building so that we could see more patients

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer approximately once a week. The stories the new patients share with us are heart wrenching and then heart warming because we care and are providing much needed dental and medical help for these individuals. They are so appreciative, you know we are doing a great job in meeting the needs of those who are without medical coverage. They have hope, ambition, kindness, and vow that when they can they will repay in kind for the services they receive.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the people who come in so desparate for medical care, aching teeth,and doing without their meds because they can't affort them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it larger and have a bigger staff to meet the needs of the many who need help in today's economy.

Rating: 5 stars  

Chesapeake Care does an outstanding job of providing medical and dental care for those in need and without insurance. This is especially important in this economy where so many folks have lost homes and jobs and are in need for the first time in their lives. As a volunteer in the Eligibility Clinic, I've had the opportunity to meet those coming for help for the first time, as well as those who are renewing their eligibility. I've heard many stories of unexpected illness, tragedy, job loss, homelessness, financial losses and loss of insurance from people who also tell me how much they appreciate the opportunity to obtain medical and/or dental assistance via Chesapeake Care. This is one less worry and one less stress in their lives. For my part, I've found the staff to be totally professional in dealing with their clients, as well as compassionate and caring. Just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have known some of the clients who have come to the clnic and have personal knowledge of their satisfaction with the services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more space and more volunteers and/or staff.

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Montero and Chesapeake Care have been providing medical, dental and specialty care for the uninsured since 1992. With out them members of my family would not have been able to continue to work and be productive members of the community. Thank you Chesapeake Care. You make a difference.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We see our neighbors become a healthy and active member of the neighborhood again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would donate more time and money to Chesapeake Care.

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer 2 days a week providing medical care to the working poor and to those without income. I am a Registered Nurse and feel that I can give back to this community by helping those in need --This Clinic provides 10 dollars of care for every one dollar donated due to all of the mulitple volunteers that provide help---from the front desk to maintenance. This is just a wonderful place to help others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how what we do makes many healthier and thus more productive

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let others know that they should volunteer --specifically specialty doctors

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