The JCHC is truly a gift of the people of Tampa Bay to the people of Tampa Bay, Serving the medically indigent, the working poor---those who cannot afford health insurance, it offers hope, and healing. Volunteer doctors, nurses pharmacists and other medical professionals give their time and knowledge, and services are donated by organizations throughout the community. Last year over 35,000 patient visits were served. It truly is a haven for those lost in the health care system
JCHC provides free health care to the working poor. Patients served at JCHC have no health insurance and lack funds to pay for health care and do not qualify for other health care programs. Last year, more than 35,000 patient visits were attended by many doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists, and other volunteers. Many people in our communitiy do not know of the good work this clinic provides daily to our neighbors, and has for over 40 years! Please pass on the Judeo Christian Health Clinic story, volunteer, support, and become involved if you can.
The Judeo Christian Health clinic fills a very necessary void in our health care system. With love and compassion, it opens it's doors to the working poor who want to take care of their families, but can't afford the extras, which these days included their health care. As a board member I am able to see how carefully donations are spent to supply medical care, prescriptions, and dental care just to name a few. It is a godsend to our community, one that pays its bills through the generosity of those who believe in it's cause, not through government assistance. It is a shining example of what should be available to those in need across our country.
The Judeo Christian Health Clinic provides tremendous services to the Tampa Bay community. I am proud to be a volunteer in this organization.
The Judeo Christian Health Clinic is a remarkable organization whose mission is to help those who have nowhere else to go for their medical needs. In all my time volunteering there, I have been constantly amazed by the passion of every volunteer and staff member to do their best to provide for the total well being of the patients, as well as their genuine caring and concern for others. I can truly say that being able to volunteer there has been a blessing as it has shown me that there are still many wonderful people in the world.
Well I had nosebleeds often, I didn't have a medical insurance so I visited JCHC. It was not only one appointment, JCHC helped me to get a diagnose about what was wrong with me. They got me an MRI which showed a tumor and I needed brain surgery.JCHC helped me to get the Doctors, Donald Smith, Douglas Klotch, Pamela Baines. I had 4 surgeries, 2 right on top of my forehead [60 staples] and 2 on my face [48 stitches] . Furthermore JCHC helped me with a radiation treatment. All this ongoing for 2 years. And I only have words of gratitude to the the staff and to their noble hearts.
Judeo Christian Health Clinic is an amazing establishment, not only is the purpose of the clinic flawless but the people are always supportive and welcoming. I have worked with the clinic for about ten months and have witnessed countless lives touched my the hands of the clinic. We are able to help to many people that would otherwise have no access to medical attention, which is something truly special in itself.
The Judeo Christioan Clinic was the first real medical experience that I had as a premed student. I was first involved as an interpreter/help with whatever was needed, and I did that for a little over 4 years. Then I became a medical student and I have been helping see patients there this last year. This clinic and its goals have been one of the main drivers in my desire to become a primary care physician. I have had the privileged to work with under represented and under served minorities and I have been able to see, first hand, the difference that we are making in these patients lives. Everything from lifestyle changes, BP/glucose maintenance to cancer treatment and surgeries, have been offered to our patients thanks to the gracefulness of our volunteers and of our great donors. I have been able to learn a lot about what medicine is like, the many health disparities present in our community, the huge impact that primary care/lack of has on patients, and I have been able to see the results and improvements that come about when physicians, nurses, social workers, and people in our community volunteer for the benefit of others.
This marvelous group provides medical treatment to the working poor- the ones who work for low wages but barely make ends meet. The staff and medical volunteers are hard working, diligent, caring, and life savers in many cases. The world is a better place because of this vital organization.
The JCC assists more people in the Tampa Bay area than one can imagine. The very best health care professionals give their time & talent to those of all and in need. The patients not only receive quality care, but they are taken care of with compassion. It heals not only the physically ill, but touches the spirit of those receiving as well as those giving. The clinic is not only the largest and most comprehensive free clinic in the Southeastern United States, but a true blessing in our community. We are all very proud to be associated with this facility that should be a role model for other clinics. country.
This is a great organization which is well-run and really cares about the patients. Everyone seems happy to be there, is professional and treats the patients with respect. As a volunteer, I just try to make the experience as positive as possible for the patients that I see.
The Judeo Christian Health Clinic treats tens of thousands of indigent patients free of charge each year. They also have labs, hospitals and private doctors in sub specialties who treat clinic patients free of charge when necessary. They offer medical, dental, and eye care and dispense medications free of charge from their licensed pharmacy. The clinic has been a godsend to those patients who have no other resource for their health care needs since 1972. All of this is accomplished with no government funding. The clinic is funded through private individuals, foundations and its own fundraising efforts. A small staff runs the day to day operation, and all others - doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians, etc - volunteer their time to treat patients for everything from the common cold to brain surgery and cancer. This organization has gone about its business of doing God's work for the past 38 years. To me it is the most vibrant volunteer organization in our community, perhaps in our country.
As a Judaic part of the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic I get to see Judeo-Christian principles put into action. Many of the migrant worker families and others fall through the health insurance cracks. I watch them line up outside the Clinic and know that they will be seen at no cost by the best medical practitioners, and if necessary, the best specialists Tampa has to offer. Many can also receive hospital care and surgery -all free of charge. The Clinic fulfills the Biblical command to take care of those who cannot fend for themselves.
When I was a young adult my father volunteered at teh clinic as a doctor, and later served for many years on the board. I heard for years of the hard work the volunteers did, and what services they provided for so many who could find help no where else in this community. My father had respect for the hard working patients he treated at the clinic, and was profoundly touched mby many of their life stories. When my father was dying he expressed concern that the clinic be able to continue it's mission of service to the working uninsured. When i was asked to join the board I was honored to be able to help continue a dream of service that was so important to my father. In my 2 plus years as board member I have to say that the clinic has exceptional staff, committed to providing services with respect and compassion.
I began over 30 years ago as a health care provider after hearing of the mission to serve those left out of the"system". Becoming a board member was a natural proces to continue the work to aid and assist those with no health benefits. Receiving no governmental support, the community of individuals, professionals, churches,and lay persons has met a need that continues today and will in the future; I am proud to be a contributor to this most worthy project.
I started at the Judeo Clinic as an office volunteer 15 yrs. ago. We interviewed and screened patients to see if they qualified to be seen by a physician. They have to be employed, but they can only earn so much money. The time came when this needed to be a social worker position who could also speak Spanish. I then became a board member and have helped to raise money through various fund raisers, including an annual silent auction.
The JCHC is a safety net, a haven of hope and healing, for those who have been lost in the health care sustem today. Even with reform, there will be those unable to have insurance, and as such, unable to find care when they or their loved ones are sick and suffering. The clinic offers compassion, care and support for each person who walks through it's doors. Receiving no government dollars, it is supported completely by the people of Tampa Bay, who donate their time, and their dollars, to help. It is an honor and a priviledge to work with people who have such compassion and concern for others in need. Each person is treated with dignity and repect, and all that is possible is done to help them,
I serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic, Inc. and do so because of vital role we serve in our community. We are able to provide a wide variety of health care services at no cost to the working poor. We fill the "health care gap" in our community and I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization. Our care is the highest quality and delivered with compassion and love by all of our volunteers.
Im an Ob/Gyn physician who volunteers at the clinic and am also on the board. I see many women who need pap smears, mammograms and surgeries but do not have the means to get the care they need. The Judeo Christian Clinic provides medical access to people in need. I have seen some women who may have developed cervical cancer because they could not afford the simple surgery needed to prevent it. Through the clinic I was able to provide this surgery and save lives. The clinic has provided excellent medical care for thousands of patients in need. It has truly saved lives.