501 Cleveland Avenue
Suite 4 Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Call for enrollment information
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Links patients with a doctor for primary care and specialist services. Program works with local hospitals for special procedures and hospitalizations. Volunteer doctors participate in program.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Eligibility: Must be uninsured, provide proof of low-income status and be a resident of Forsyth, Davie or Stokes County for 3 months or more.
Cost: Small co-pays for services. No insurance.
History: The Doctors Care program was formed by the Forsyth-Stokes-Davie County Medical Society in 1993 to approve applicants for free medical services provided in participating doctors' offices. Through an agreement with area hospitals, free hospital care was also provided. Since 2004, the program has changed in some respects and is now known as Forsyth HealthCare.
The volunteer physicians who accept patients in their offices participate through the Doctors Care Network of the Medical Society. In 2007, doctors and hospitals donated approximately $7 million of free care through HealthCare Access.
Forsyth HealthCare limits eligibility to families with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare and who do not have private insurance. Many of the Forsyth HealthCare patients receive their medical services at Community Care Center.