Mission: Victory Health Partners (VHP) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit faith-based health care organization. The mission of VHP is to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the medically underserved. Specifically, these are low income individuals, who are unable afford private insurance and do not qualify for government funded insurance. VHP offers high-quality healthcare to these individuals who qualify - regardless of ethnicity or creed.
Results: In 2011, Victory served 18,000 patients from 20 counties in Alabama, 8 in Mississippi, and 5 in Florida. Our dispensary gave over $4.5 million worth of free medications to our patients. It is truly a community initiative for a community problem. With a vast network of over 75 volunteers and 150 specialists, Victory is able to provide a full continuum of compassionate care for our patients.
Target demographics: Low income uninsured adults ages 19-64
Geographic areas served: 20 counties in Alabama, 5 in Florida, and eight in Southern Mississippi
Programs: VHP offers a community solution to a community problem. By offering patients general medical care, including laboratory visits, X-rays, EKGs, and counseling, Victory provides a medical safety net to offset a major medical incident. Patients are qualified based on their income and family size. They pay a small co-payment that includes their appointment and any laboratory tests. In addition to primary medical care, Victory offers a Dental Clinic, Medication Dispensary program, Incontinence Clinic, Pulmonary Clinic, Wound Care Clinic, Women’s Wellness Exams, MRIs, Minor Surgeries, Diabetes Education Program and Sleep Apnea Clinic. The Dispensary Program enables VHP patients to receive all or most of their medications at no charge. The Dental Clinic offers routine cleanings, X-rays, and treatment so patients may maintain their teeth and manage any problems effectively. This is the only clinic at Victory that will serve Medicare and Medicaid patients because not all Medicaid and Medicare patients receive dental services.
Beginning in the fall 2011, VHP expanded its services to include an Eye Clinic and a Neurology Clinic. Additional appointments for Women’s Wellness Exams are now available through the service of a second volunteer OBGYN physician. VHP orders mammograms and PAP smears for its female patients and free colon screenings for those who qualify through a free state program.
In its tenth year of service, VHP remains a community initiative. The clinic has an extensive network of 150+ local physicians, dentists, healthcare providers, and hospitals that provide specialized care in their own offices when needed.