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Ways to Give
Why support North County Health Services?
The goal for North County Health Services is to improve the health status of our diverse communities by providing quality healthcare that is comprehensive, affordable, and culturally sensitive.
While many of our patients are uninsured, others are underinsured. The lack of affordable healthcare limits their access to medical care such as preventative healthcare, check-ups, immunizations, dental care, prescriptions, eye exams, and mental healthcare. Left untreated, minor health problems and treatable health conditions lead to more serious illnesses.
Helping your community and communities with less access to quality healthcare improves our nation’s health both physically and economically:
You help children start and maintain good health by helping their mothers stay healthy during pregnancy and providing children with the necessary strength and vitality to attend school and continue to develop.
You can help eliminate health disparities among segments of the population, including differences that occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability and geographic location.
You help those who have life changing circumstances such as job loss, retirement, injury or serious illness remain healthy and productive by continuing to have access to healthcare.
You can help educate those who can't or don't understand how to access a complicated and overburdened healthcare system and therefore don't seek medical care when they need to.
You can save the healthcare system millions of dollars by eliminating unnecessary emergency room costs and hospitalization. According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 80% of those they surveyed visited the emergency room because they had nowhere else to go for medical care.1
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1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (May 2012). National Center for Health Statistics