The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently awarded an $8,500 grant to the Western Carolina Medical Society’s Project Access® program.
Developed in 1996 by the Western Carolina Medical Society (formerly the Buncombe County Medical Society), Project Access is a proven, highly replicable national model of healthcare delivery to the uninsured Project Access leverages that “invisible” care into a coordinated network of over 600 volunteer physicians providing access to comprehensive medical care (primary care, specialty care, hospital care, labs, medications, durable medical equipment, and more) for the low-income uninsured of Buncombe County.
Project Access has served increasing numbers of patients every year since its inception in 1996. In 2011, over 650 physicians served more than 6,000 individual patients through the program at a value of over $14 million in services and goods. At least 4,000 low-income, uninsured Buncombe residents will be served by Project Access this year.