Last Year, Our Medical and Dental Team Improved the Health of 2,089 people in Chesapeake and Hampton Roads.For years, people with no insurance have sought medical and dental help in the emergency room. Overloading treatment rooms, patients often walk out with hospital bills that could leave them bankrupt. Many times, their chronic illnesses have not been effectively treated because they require more than an emergency room visit. Without access to a primary care physician, patients never receive preventive health education or information about treatment plans. Although many hoped the Affordable Care Act would resolve this dilemma, thousands of people in our community today are ineligible for an affordable health care plan. They do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Dental care is not even addressed. The Chesapeake Care Clinic is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 to provide medical and dental care services to low-income, uninsured individuals within Chesapeake, Virginia. Chesapeake Care is composed of two entities, the medical Clinic that only serves eligible residents in Chesapeake and the Hampton Roads Dental Center, which serves eligible residents within Hampton Roads. When the need for services exceeded the Chesapeake Care Clinic’s capacity, the board of directors and management embarked on a three-phase capital campaign (will link to page about capital campaign) to fund the expansion and renovation of the medical clinic and to establish the Hampton Roads Dental Center. Our network of medical and dental specialists and administrative volunteers, along with our health care partners help us stretch every dollar donated to more than $9.32.
Donate Through the generous support of our community we have been able to provide care to those in need. For every dollar expended we deliver $9.32 worth of care. DONATE Today →
Volunteer More than 375 volunteers help Chesapeake Care Clinic and the Hampton Roads Dental Center provide care to low-income, uninsured individuals in our community. In the past fiscal year, our volunteers have clocked over 20,000 hours, a value of $6858,937. Help us make a difference. Volunteer Today! →