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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: Access Partnership improves access to health care for people in need in Hampton Roads. Our Vision is that All residents of Hampton Roads can obtain the health care that they need to achieve personal wellness.

Target demographics: Uninsured and under insured, low-income adults ages 19 to 64 years of age.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1200 individuals connected to dental services and donated supplies and equipment

Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads Region of Virginia

Programs: Health Access programs including medical and dental. Availability of donated medical supplies and equipment. Community outreach events and education.

Community Stories

166 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in need of a rolling walker and my insurance wouldn't cover it because I had not been with them for 5 years. The walker that I owned was a safety risk, and I wasn't sure what to do. A friend told me about Access Partnership, and I was very pleased with the service they provided to me. I think that it is awesome that they do what they do because there are so many people that need help with different medical needs. It's a comfort to know that there are still people that care.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no time more fitting to express my sincere appreciation for you… Thank you so much for all you do and giving VBMRC the opportunity to work with you and Access Partnership. Couldn’t do it without you!

Ellen Burgess

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we look back in life, what we remember most are those times when kindness, thoughtfulness and support made a difference in our life. My family and I thank Access Partnership for the donation of the hospital bed for my brother.

Mary

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2008 I coded and was dead for 37 minutes. The treatments I underwent after that depleted all the calcium in my body and all my teeth started breaking off. Access Partnership helped me get my remaining teeth pulled at no cost so I could get dentures. Without them I couldn't smile at my grandbabies.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. As someone who works full time but still can't afford dental care, I am so thankful there is a a group like this to help. They were so helpful. And never made me feel bad for actually needing help.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of my first weeks with Access Partnership was during a Dental Outreach and it has been non stop since. I was amazed at how great the need for dental care in the community, the amount of people served and the gratefulness of those served. Initially this was a job to support my family and pay the bills. Now, however, it has become a mission to do everything in my power to connect the uninsured and under served to health care. Access Partnership has changed my life by letting me help others better theirs.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with Access Partnership has been a blessing! Having a resource like this within the community means so much to so many people. Candie and her staff's continued excellence in fulfilling their mission of helping those in Hampton Roads is definitely a vital one and the connections made have helped my organization personally.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Access Partnership always seems to be there for my underinsured patients. They often have DME or supplies that the patients need, they also assist with arranging follow-up care and many other things. The leadership of Access Partnership always seems to have her finger on the pulse of what the community needs and will seek community support to provide the needed services.

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1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the work done by the Access Partnership when tackling health care issues within our community. The Director of Access Partnership brings great knowledge to the table on community needs. The work the orgnaization does in bringing community partners to the table to provide services to the uninsured and the underinsured. I have used them to locate services for many of the patients I case manage.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Registered Nurse Case Manager this organization has provided useful resources for the clientel that I serve.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am currently working as an intern with this organization. Through my time with the program thus far, I have been able to become more knowledgeable about the community and population that this organization serves. I have been provided the opportunity to learn about the macro and micro sides of social work through working with an organization that looks for change on the client level as well as the organization, community, and state levels. Access Partnership works hard to make changes and impact on a grand scale.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very good at helping our non-profit access grants and directing patients to us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I found out about a dental outreach that Access Partnership was helping sponsor. With no dental insurance and no income I have bad teeth. Ive been in and out of pain throughout the last ten years of my life and at this outreach, I was able to have 3 teeth pulled that were causing me the most problems. Since then, I have been pain free.

Without the help and knowledge of Access Partnership I would have missed this free opportunity for dental care.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined Access Partnership in June of 2015. Shortly after becoming a member of Access Partnership, I had some severe health complications occur. I never seen these health issues coming yet Access Partnership helped me navigate my health and billing concerns from beginning to end.

The enrollment and eligibility coordinator took time to call and check on my well being regularly, while helping me navigate the mountains of bills that were coming in. By the time is was all said and done, I was able to get my health needs taken care for a very small fraction of what it would have cost otherwise.

I can not thank Access Partnership and it's employees enough for taking the time that they did with me!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is a valuable asset to this community. Without Access Partnership, I would have never been able to get a shower chair for my husband due to insurance not covering it. With Access Partnership, I received their phone number and confirmed they had one, and they allowed me to pick it up, no questions asked. No copays. No back story. I'm so appreciative for Access Partnership for being able to assist me with something I thought insurance would have helped with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an undergraduate social work student, I was selected to intern with Access Partnership for part of my undergraduate intern hours required for graduation. I have learned so much as a student intern with Access Partnership. Additionally, the opportunity to intern led to a job opportunity after graduation. They say you never burn bridges, so I made sure to stay in touch and about 2 weeks after graduation, I received an email about a job opportunity with Access Partnership. I've been with Access Partnership for 9 months now, in addition to the six months I previously interned with the agency.

We've helped hundreds of people gain access to specialist medical and dental care. We also go the extra mile and take donations of gently used medical equipment to give out to those who may need it and be unable to afford it for whatever reason.

Every non profit has its values... Access Partnership is valuable because we connect people to care they may otherwise have not received.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am greatly appreciative to have been awarded the chance to intern for this wonderful organization. I witnessed firsthand its impression on the community and how valuable it is to their patients. I believe this organization is doing something remarkable and can only get bigger from here. I never thought I would be so appreciated by so many people but patients let us know daily how much Access Partnership means to them and how the work I am doing impacts their lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very impressed by the mission of this organization and the many ways in which they serve the community and improve access to healthcare. Candice Driskell, the executive director, shows great passion for serving the community and has dedicated her time to helping those in need. This is an impressive collaboration by an extraordinary lineup of stakeholders- Sentara hospital, United Way, & Bon Secours to name a very few- all of which should be applauded for their contribution.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Being forwarded the opportunity to work with Access Partnership and witnessing first hand the active role played in serving the community through medical and dental needs, for those who would otherwise be without care, has made for a very positive experience. The dedication of staff, student interns, and volunteers is noticed on a daily, and is very inspiring.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with Access Partnership has been a perfect marriage between my schooling and love for serving others. I have worked for other non-profits and Access Partnership is among the best. Our mission to help those in need is always in the forefront on daily operations.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was at the Outreach Access Partnership puts on for those who can not afford dental needs. It was amazing to see how many people they helped and how the people who got work done were so grateful! Its about helping ones community, and that's what Access Partnership does!