Responding to a Need
Our patients are among the 28 million people in this country without health insurance. Many are earning a modest living in service jobs such as landscaping or cleaning service that do not provide any benefits. They cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid or other government programs, so they are left with little or no access to care.
RotaCare saves lives by providing early intervention and disease management for individuals with chronic conditions. Many clients would end up in the emergency room with much more serious health problems if RotaCare were not present in the community. Our patients are able to avoid a trip to the hospital by managing their health; and are therefore able to continue working and caring for their families. This not only eases the stress on our patients, it also reduces the strain on our local hospitals.
RotaCare is run entirely by a rotating staff of 100 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, translators and administrative staff. We care for approximately 800 patients each year with a total of over 2,000 visits to our facility.
RotaCare also facilitates access to needed prescription medications to our patients. Through the tireless efforts of our volunteers, RotaCare receives donated medications from pharmaceutical companies through our PPIP Program (Prescription Program for Indigent Patients). Fundraising efforts allow us to purchase additional medications for our patients.