Project Access-New Haven (PA-NH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated physicians who sought to address health concerns and inequities identified within the New Haven community. PA-NH, which is based on a program model that has been implemented in more than 50 communities across the U.S., increases access to specialty care and ancillary services for low-income, uninsured individuals in the Greater New Haven area by coordinating the provision of donated medical care and services and ensuring the delivery of comprehensive care to this population. PA-NH provides care through a network of over 300 volunteer physicians who donate their time and Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the Hospital of Saint Raphael (HSR), which donate inpatient and outpatient medical services. At the core of the program are Patient Navigators who help patients obtain needed services and navigate a complex, confusing, and often intimidating healthcare system. By providing access to comprehensive care in a timely manner, PA-NH also reduces health disparities and fosters cost savings for the local healthcare system. For more information about PA-NH, please contact 203-773-0838 or visit our website at www.pa-nh.org.
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