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Toledo/Lucas County Carenet

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 651

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

3231 Central Park West Suite 200 Toledo OH 43617 USA

Mission:

To provide Lucas County (Ohio) residents who have a household income below 200% of the federal poverty guideline and who are not eligible for public or private health care coverage with access to coordinated healthcare services for free or on a sliding fee scale.

Results:

Between 2003 - 2010, more than 20,000 unduplicated Lucas County residents have received over $112 million in medical services. Emergency Department usage decreased by 10% from 2009 to 2010 and during the same time frame, Inpatient days decreased by 8%, despite an increase in total membership.

Target demographics:

Any uninsured Lucas County resident who has a household income below 200% of the federal poverty guideline and who is not eligible for public or private health coverage.

Geographic areas served:

Lucas County Ohio

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I had been without insurance for more than 3 years when I found out about CareNet. In that time I had put off going to the Doctor's and not taking my medications because I could not afford to go. I went to the ER only if I felt I had no other recourse to take.

As someone who is in need of medical care due to my health issues (just a few = Fibromyalgia, Migraines, and Arthritis) that was a very trying time in my life. CareNet has been a blessing and such a huge help to me, and I have been able to medically get back on track.

Having people stand with you in trying to figure out what is wrong, instead of just trying to shove pills at you, or tell you that you aren’t worth fighting for…well, it’s just amazing! I honestly can not thank them enough.

I love that CareNet provides support to not only myself, but also to the local community. There is just no other resource for people like me who fall through the cracks

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

Give them the ability to expand. I also would (although I've only run into this once) make it easier for the patient to get a second opinion. My Doctor sent me to a specialist who just poo-pooed bother her and I's concerns, and the issue is getting worse...and we're having to wait on an approval for a second opinion which I was told could take months (I don't know what this is due to, but I'm sure they have a good reason for it, just sometimes I think flexibility determined per case is key).

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CareNet has been invaluable to our family. My boyfriend was laid off and having problems with his eyes. CareNet was able to find a volunteer ophthalmologist to see him and then linked my boyfriend to another organization which provided him with free prescription glasses. His headaches went away and he had no difficulty with his next placement test for work. He's now employed with private health insurance!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As one of the few collaborative efforts in the country, Toledo Ohio hospitlas have joined together to donate healthcare to adults who can not afford to pay and do not qualify for federal programs. Doctors also donate their time to care for CareNet members. Since 2003 nearly 20,000 Lucas County residents have benefitted from more than $100 million of coordinated healthcare services. Every dollar donated to CareNet leverages $50 of healthcare services for people in need. It's a healthy return on everyone's investment.

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

Seeing more noninsured county residents get the healthcare they need and can not afford.

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

spread the word of this unique and much needed program to more private funders.

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