A faith-based organization of volunteers providing access to health care for the uninsured.
Each day people go without medical care because they don't have health insurance and they can't afford a doctor's visit, diagnostic testing or prescribed medication. Many people may think of the uninsured as very poor, unemployed or both. However, of the uninsured population nationwide, eight out of ten people are from working families that are not eligible for government assisted health care plans. These low income, working families are being forced to choose between medical care and other basic necessities, such as food, clothing and rent. Many of uninsured workers are employed in small businesses that don't offer health insurance, or they are low wage workers that cannot afford to pay the costs associated with an employer sponsored plan. Some people also carry one or more part-time jobs where health care benefits are not available.
Through the combined efforts of volunteer physicians and other health-care professionals, schools, hospitals, and churches, Shepherd's Hope Health Centers are able to provide quality, non-emergency medical care to those in need.