Providing you and your patients access to specialty healthcare services is the core of our mission. Our access to care services include:
Working Together on Behalf of the Patients Who Need Us Most
The Foundation has established partnerships with community clinics and health centers throughout San Diego County. Our services are geared for those patients who need specialty care or surgery of a limited scope and duration, not for those who require ongoing care. We also work with clinics to match them with primary and specialty care physicians wishing to volunteer at the clinics. This is done through our program known as the Specialty Care Access Initiative.
What We Offer Through Project Access San Diego
Project Access San Diego (PASD) is a program that connects eligible, low-income, uninsured patients with physicians who volunteer to provide free specialty care in their office. We connect patients with the doctors they need, train staff how to work with our programs, designate a specific point of contact, provide ongoing care management, track referral status, help with enrollment, and assist to ensure the specific medical needs of each patient is met.
We want to ensure appropriate referrals so physicians see those most in need of services. Project Access patient cases are reviewed weekly, and specialty care appointments are scheduled according to availability and urgency of need. Diagnostic colonoscopies are generally scheduled twice a year during Super Saturday open enrollment periods. Our staff will notify you of the status of each referral you submit.
Not all referrals are appropriate for Project Access. Please see our Referral Guidelines to help you determine what is acceptable. All referral forms must be completed by the primary care provider site, and patients must be 18 years of age.
Currently, all patients must receive primary care services at a participating community clinic in San Diego County. In addition to a review of patient income and San Diego County residency, patients are also reviewed for medical appropriateness. Approved patients are then prioritized based on available volunteer resources and the urgency of the patient’s health need.
- PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FORM
- PATIENT ENROLLMENT FORM – ENGLISH
- PATIENT ENROLLMENT FORM – SPANISH
- REFERRAL GUIDELINES
- INFORMATION FOR REFERRAL MANAGERS
For questions, please contact Francesca Mueller, PASD Director, at 858.565.8888 or email Francesca Mueller.