Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit


Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Health Systems, Health, Human Services, Surgical Specialties

Mission: Operation Access is a non-profit organization that mobilizes a network of medical volunteers, hospitals, and referring community clinics to provide the uninsured with donated outpatient surgeries & procedures that significantly improve their health, ability to work, and quality of life.

Results: Since Operation Access was founded in 1993, the organization has enabled medical providers to donate over 15,000 vital outpatient surgical and diagnostic services to Bay Area residents in need.

Target demographics: Low-income, uninsured people in the San Francisco Bay Area get the health care they need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,600 uninsured clients who needed health care

Geographic areas served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties

Programs: Our program matches doctors and nurses willing to donate their time and medical expertise to treat uninsured clients who need such medical care, including no-cost surgeries and specialty procedures.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been aware of Operation Access for a long time. It is one of the few non-profits in which every one of the volunteers and participant-patients wins. The surgeons and nurses love it as it fulfills their desire to give back. The hospitals love it because it fulfills their commitment to community health. The Community Clinics love it because it provides what their clinic constraints do not allow. The patients love it because they receive care from themes compassionate caregivers. Everyone is smiling at the opportunity to be involved - very rare!!!


Rating: 5

I am a former board member and have stayed involved because of the mission of OA. This is a unique organization that promotes US medical volunteerism and helps people who can not afford outpatient medical procedures and surgeries. The commitment of the staff and volunteer providers is unique and unmatched in caring for others.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have watched a group of committed surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses repair reversible surgical problems thus permitting extrordinarily grateful patients return to work.

The exhilaration of the surgical team is inspirational



Rating: 5

Operation Access is a great organization that leverages the generosity of volunteer medical professionals in order to help bridge the healthcare gap. I feel great knowing that for the $100 donation I made last year, they were able to provide more than $700 worth of medical care to low-income, uninsured people. We all know how hard it can be for people who don't have health insurance. I'm proud to be part of this innovative solution!