Mission: Improve community health & wellness, access to care for all, and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism.
Programs: The foundation's program consist of the following three initiatives:project access san diegothe foundation is in support of local organizations that provide direct care to the neediest of our community. By recruiting physicians who wish to donate thier services, helping to connect the needy to low-cost special care, or providing direct financial support to these organizations. The foundation is committed to playing an active role in solving this community-wide problem. The foundation recruited over 600 physicians who provided donated services directly to local organizations totaling $1,386,418 for the year ended september 30, 2014. The 2014 pro bono care has been included in income and expenses and are normalized at medicare rates. Contract servicesthe foundation provides support for physicians through technical assistance for the adoption of electronic health records. Medical student supportby expanding the original mission of the organization, the foundation provides scholarships to medical students and new residents serving in san diego county.
Project Access San Diego makes a great difference in the lives of the uninsured in the county. Without Project Access patients in dire need of care would suffer, needlessly. I am eager to see how the program will grow throughout the community in the future.
As someone with health insurance, I can only imagine what it feels like to not have access to care. The Medical Society Foundation does a fantastic job providing assistance to those who cannot afford healthcare, helping families by allowing them to get back to work and take care of themselves.
During the healthcare debate I started to research what options are available to patients without healthcare and I came across The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation. What an amazing resource for people without insurance to gain access to specialized healthcare.
I often think what it would be like to have a specific problem and not be able to help and after reading about The Society Foundation they are doing incredible things to help people solve that problem.