Providers and Suppliers
Health care providers and suppliers often bear a large financial burden when they are faced with uninsured or underinsured individuals who need care. While millions of dollars in care is provided to those who cannot pay or are lacking in health insurance coverage every year, providers are also moving away from the traditional insurance framework to provide patients with affordable care. Specifically, according to the American Hospital Association, hospitals provide more than $31 billion in uncompensated care per year.
Community Health Centers
- American Hospital Association
Since 1986, the American Hospital Association in conjunction with Baxter Allegiance Foundation have awarded the Foster G. McGaw Prize to recognize hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of everyone in their communities. For a list of recent hospitals that were awarded the Foster G. McGaw Prize with descriptions of their activities click here.
Retail Store Health Clinics
- Mobile C.A.R.E. Asthma Vans
The mission of the Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation is to provide free and comprehensive asthma care and health education to children in Chicago's underserved communities via mobile medical clinics, the Asthma Vans.
- Kids Mobile Medical Unit
Is run by Georgetown University Hospital, this mobile clinic delivers primary medical care to children, age birth to 21 years, directly in their neighborhoods at no direct cost to their caregivers.
RediClinics are staffed by clinicians who provide high-quality primary care and can order appropriate medications. They are registered nurses with advanced degrees and clinical training, often in partnership with doctors from an outstanding local healthcare system. RediClinics are conveniently located in the stores where you already shop, near the pharmacy of select H-E-B locations. They are open extended hours every day of the week, including most holidays.
In a presentation entitled, "Delivering Greater Access to Affordable Healthcare," Sara Ratner, legal counsel to MinuteClinic, provides an overview of the structure, services, success, and challenges of MinuteClinic, a retail health clinic. MinuteClinic presentation.
- Qliance Medical Management, Inc.
a medical practice specializing in comprehensive primary, preventive, and wellness care outside the insurance system. Patients pay a flat monthly fee.
In a presentation to the California Healthcare Foundation entitled "Healthcare in the Expresss Lane: Retail Clinics Go Mainstream." Dave Mandelkern, President and CEO of QuickHealth discusses the merits of QuickHealth's retain clinic services and accomplishments in California. QuickHealth presentation.