Who We Serve
The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic is committed to caring for the underserved and uninsured men and women of Charlotte County, Florida.
The most recent statistics show that there may be more than 30,000 uninsured residents in Charlotte County. The impact of being without medical insurance are clear and severe. When patients cannot afford basic healthcare, they neglect initial symptoms which can lead to more serious, and inevitably more costly, conditions. When an uninsured person is in crisis and cannot pay for their care, the financial burden falls upon the insured population, the hospitals, the doctors, and the government. And, while the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created some relief, Charlotte County continues to feel the impact of our uninsured population.
Charlotte County’s underserved population has many faces, read further…
Testimonial: Paula and Mike were a hardworking couple. Though they struggled to make ends meet, they were proud that they were always able to pay their own way. Sadly, neither had health insurance, but they knew that they needed medical attention, but had no idea where to go and no money to pay.
Then, an article in The Charlotte Sun about the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic caught their eye. Paula urged Mike to put aside his pride, and go in for an exam. He did and was diagnosed with Naso-Pharyngeal Carcinoma – cancer of the throat. After the diagnosis, Mike and Paula embarked upon a course of care with a team of compassionate professionals at their side...free of charge. The VBA Clinic arranged for Mike to receive radiation treatments at Moffit Oncology Center and today Mike is cancer free. Said the couple, “It could easily have been a very different story. We can't describe how wonderful everyone at the Clinic was during our time of need.”
VBA patients come from all walks of life and economic circumstances. The VBA Volunteer Community Clinic is proud to be the health care safety net for Charlotte County. We provide qualified patients with the health care, the medication, and the support they need to take control of their health and their care. We give people a leg up, not a hand out…
At this time, the VBA Clinic does not offer the following services:
- Routine and/or Labor & Industries physical exams
- Pre-employment drug screening
- HIV or STD screening
- Emergency or major trauma services
- Outpatient GYN services
- Fertility testing/treatment
- Obstetrics or paternity testing
- Pediatric care
- Routine immunizations for children
- Controlled medications
- Mental health and substance abuse treatment
- Dental care