In 2009, a group of concerned Greater Clevelanders organized an effort to help the growing numbers of people in the region who were uninsured or underinsured. They ambitiously planned a large-scale event to provide needed healthcare services for 5,000 people over one weekend. While the event itself was cancelled due to the H1N1 flu epidemic, the volunteers harnessed the momentum which had been built and formed Medworks.
Today, Medworks plays an integral role in linking people who are uninsured and underinsured with healthcare. Since 2009, Medworks has held more than 40 clinics in Northeast Ohio and provided 12,500 individuals with 28,000 appointments and services. These large-scale medical, dental and vision clinics serve those who otherwise would not have access to this essential care.
Medworks Care + Connect approach and strong relationships with existing safety net providers mean that patients not only receive immediate services but are also linked with follow up care and a medical home.
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