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) and current healthcare legislation has created some relief, Charlotte County continues to feel the impact of our uninsured population.