Way@Work is a free employer-supported medical care program for low-income, uninsured workers in Clay County, Florida. A unique employee assistance program, Way@Work works directly with local businesses to pre-qualify workers for free medical care before they become ill. The program is free to both workers and employers, and participating businesses have the option to become a supporting sponsor of the program through a corporate donation, which is tax deductible.
Many workers and employers are unaware of options for free and affordable care for uninsured workers. Once a business signs up for Way@Work, clinic staff members help uninsured workers self-identify as eligible, then those employees are registered with The Way Clinic as a patient, making accessing future care quick and easy.
Participating businesses can join the family of supporters of The Way Free Medical Clinic by designating their company as a Way@Work Sponsor. The company’s annual tax-deductible contribution helps support the program, as well as designates the business as certified for providing access to healthcare for their low-income employees. Sponsors receive a certificate and enjoy the benefits of the organization’s marketing platform and designation as a donor participant on the clinic’s donor wall.
Benefits of the program include:
- No-cost way for employers to provide access to medical care for uninsured employees, saving tens of thousands of dollars for companies
- Free care encourages medical visits, improving employee performance, attendance, and retention
- Eligible employees can receive completely free medical treatment from a licensed physician, nursing care, medications, imaging services, laboratory services, and specialty care such as diabetes care, hypertension, prenatal and obstetrical care for pregnant women, and healthy lifestyle education.
- Interpretation services are available to all patients in virtually any language.
- Eligible family members may also receive care
- Recognition for your company as a caring employer providing a healthcare alternative to your employees
Now, Way@Work can be paired with free insurance enrollment navigation, provided either directly to employees, or through the establishment of an employer-sponsored Affordable Care Act workplace insurance plan that in some cases, provides tax credits to the employer’s business. For more information, see ClayPASS: Insurance Enrollment & Navigation below.
Way@Work is endorsed by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, which provides marketing support for the program.
Telemedicine & Private Transportation Subsidies
The WayAccess program combines subsidized private transportation with the clinic’s Telemedicine Program that has been operational since prior to the pandemic. This program gets patients to the clinic when they can’t get there themselves, or provides a method of receiving virtual treatment when appropriate by removing the need for transportation. Subsidized rides are funded by donations and grant funds. WayAccess addresses the barrier to care of the lack of convenient, affordable transportation for many Clay County residents.
Insurance Enrollment & Navigation
The Way Clinic is the Certified Federal Navigator Insurance Enrollment Site for Clay County. We help eligible low-income Clay County residents with accessing affordable insurance coverage, including Affordable Care Act Certified Health Plans and Medicaid. Our certified navigators provide free assistance and can help you enroll if a plan is right for you. In some cases, we can still provide free medical care to you even if you are enrolled in a plan.
Countywide Coordinated Medical Care Initiative
This program is under development and is anticipated to launch in early 2022. When fully operational, this initiative will navigate uninsured and underinsured Clay County residents within a structured provider network comprised of all medical providers in Clay that serve the target population. This important, unprecedented program will dramatically reduce hospital utilization and same the healthcare industry millions of dollars each year.
Clay County Houses of Worship Making a Collective Impact
A growing number of Clay County churches have joined together to help those in need of medical care and help insure the sustainability of the clinic’s future. WayMission is Clay’s local ministry solution to a national problem: lack of access to affordable healthcare for the uninsured. By coming together, Clay’s houses of worship make a huge impact on The Way Clinic’s ability to serve those in need of critical medical care. All Clay County houses of worship are welcome to join us in this Good Samaritan partnership to care for the needy, indigent, pregnant women and their babies, and all those who cannot afford health care or insurance. Send us your people in need and we will provide the medical and social care for them on a cost-effective basis through our volunteer-driven care model. Additionally, churches may elect to dedicate an annual contribution to support The Way Clinic’s operation, or take up one or more collections directly from the congregation. Member churches may also make individual giving opportunities available for congregants who have a personal interest in supporting the clinic, and also make available opportunities for congregants to volunteer. Volunteering is for many of our volunteers their “Mission at Home”. Collectively, the WayMission family of churches can provide medical care for thousands of Clay residents in need, while helping to ensure the sustainability of the clinic for years to come
The Way Free Medical Clinic
479 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Pandemic Hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am - 1pm
Phone (904) 531-9504
Fax (904) 531-9507
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