Programs for Physicians
Escambia County We Care was the #1 We Care Volunteer Physician Program in the State of Florida for 2005-2006. The
We Care Program of Escambia County meets the specialty medical needs of our
community's uninsured residents. The program is administered by the Escambia
County Health Department and was founded by the Escambia County Medical
Society. The program fills a critical gap in healthcare access to those who
otherwise would not receive care or would seek care in emergency rooms and
further contribute to the current heath care burden of local physicians,
hospitals and their communities.
Only patients referred to the program by a
physician are accepted by the We Care Program.
We Care has approximately 250 physician
providers, three participating hospitals and 18 ancillary service providers that
work together to help those who cannot help themselves.
There are benefits for physicians who
participate in the We Care network to include: sovereign immunity, reports
provided on donated services, State of Florida Workman’s Compensation coverage
and assistance with payment of medical licensure. A physician has the right to
accept or deny services to a patient for any reason.
Referral Form (128.7kb;
If you would like to be a part of the We Care provider network or need additional information, please call
for your interest in the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). This website is designed
to provide information about our MRC unit here in Escambia County.
The MRC is a component of the USA Freedom Corps, which President Bush created in
2002 in order to organize and build upon the spirit of volunteerism that arose
from thousands of individuals and organizations following the tragic events of
Major local emergencies (floods, hurricanes, chemical spills, acts of terrorism,
epidemics and other large scale events) can overwhelm local emergency health
care resources. An MRC is a community-based, organized group of volunteers
intended to supplement existing community emergency response systems.
The MRC is designed to provide an organized framework for emergency resources to
work effectively in emergency situations. Its structure ensures that volunteers
are deployed in a manner that is fully coordinated with the broader emergency
response plans in our community. Moreover, the MRC will serve as a mechanism to
ensure that volunteers have appropriate credentials for the assignments they
undertake when the unit is activated.
The community is not the only benefactor. The volunteers themselves benefit in
many ways. Among other things, volunteers are offered the opportunity to make a
difference, the opportunity to network and interact with like-minded peers, and
receive disaster and emergency response training opportunities (including CEUs).
The local MRC office is more than happy to answer your questions and/or provide
you with more information. If you are interested in volunteering your time and
services, please contact Jennifer Kentgen - Medical Reserve Corps
218 or for additional information please visit Medical
Reserve Corps - FAQS.
Medical Reserve Corps - FAQS
Training Radiation Professionals to Be Volunteer Risk Communicators for the
Medical Reserve Corps
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