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The Patient Institute

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Our goal is to empower patients and their caregivers to take charge of their health and to make well-informed medical decisions. We do this through free educational programs, the development of easily accessible navigation tools, research, and leadership initiatives.

Geographic areas served: San Antonio, TX

Programs: To continue to provide & update free educational programs on healthcare system navigation to the public.

to continue to provide, expand & update free practical tools to enable healthcare system navigation by the public using internet/electronic format and paper.

to provide free educational programs to pre-medical and pre-healthcare professional high school and college students to enable them to be more effective and compassionate caregivers.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

The Patient Institue provides 360 degrees of education and assistance in a healthcare environment that is complex. The diverse group of people who work with the Patient Institute can address a myriad of issues faced by those seeking care. Keep up the great work.


Rating: 5

The Patient Institute is continuously fulfilling its mission to help patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system. We all know what a daunting task this can be sometimes, and it's wonderful to have an organization so dedicated to this purpose. The impact is widespread, and so many people have benefited from the work being done by this organization.


Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with the way that the Patient Institute has carefully determined the need in our Community and has worked with other community leaders to target the greatest need. They have touched so many people with their workshops and presentations. And the database of Doctors accepting new patients has filled a neede void in the San Antonio community.