Increasing Access to Health Services in Polk County
UWCF’s Community Wellness Initiative helps specifically in the areas of prevention, early intervention and behavioral health.
Made possible through a grant with Polk County, United Way of Central Florida has a network of Community Wellness Navigators who provide information to individuals and families, spreading awareness of the Polk HealthCare Plan and assisting them with the online application. These Community Wellness Navigators are unique in that they can also advise individuals on other community programs to provide wrap-around services and support.
The Polk HealthCare plan is majority funded by the half-cent sales surtax and provides free or low-cost medical care to low-income residents of Polk County. Along with free health services, the program provides diabetes nutrition education, burial and cremation and other community resources.
Primary and specialty care
Annual preventive screenings
Emergency room care
Full-time resident of Polk County
No health insurance or medical coverage
No or low household income
Must provide Social Security number
Must provide a valid Florida issues driver’s license or ID card
Provide two proofs of residency and one proof of income
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