IMPACT PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
HEALTH CARE NETWORK ACHIEVES HEALTHY, HAPPY LIVES
Health Care Network, Inc. provides free or low cost medical, dental, and social services to the uninsured, low-income population of Racine County. It even assists with medication attainment. Last year, more than 500 patients obtained 2,180 prescriptions thanks to Health Care Network, a value of $130,800. Three thousand people utilize Health Care Network’s services each year.
WHAT MAKES HEALTH CARE NETWORK STAND OUT AMONG OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?
Health Care Network stands out because of its rich history of delivering health care services since 1987. What started as a small project in a church basement quickly grew into the large and reputable organization that Racine knows today. From the patients who have trusted us with their care, to the many volunteers who have dedicated their expertise, to the hundreds of donors who keep our organization running, we know Health Care Network has made a lasting footprint in this community.
CAN YOU TELL ME A STORY ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU REALIZED YOUR ORGANIZATION’S IMPACT?
The impact that Health Care Network has on the community is realized every day through the patients who share their gratitude, the providers who continue to volunteer and the supporters who continue to fund our operation. Throughout the years, HCN has assisted many patients with appointments, referrals, medication adherence and crisis intervention, among many other services. These patients, in turn, have expressed appreciation in ways such as bringing fruit and other treats to HCN staff, sharing their stories, and complimenting the quality of care received. It feels amazing to know that our mission is helping so many people achieve healthy, happy lives!
WHAT DO YOU THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH CARE NETWORK?
Many people may be surprised to learn of the extensive need for free and low cost services in Racine County. Despite occasional policy changes that have occurred in the past decades, there are still thousands of individuals who do not qualify for BadgerCare/Medicaid and cannot afford insurance. Health Care Network is proud to be able to provide these individuals with quality, accessible healthcare.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK THE COMMUNITY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Health Care Network operates fully on the support from community donors and volunteer providers. Without them, the organization would cease to exist!
Alison Sergio is the executive director of Health Care Network.