In Wake County, approximately 150,000 of our nearly 950,000 residents are without health insurance. Our community has provided significant resources in an effort to better serve this population. There are several clinics that provide free or low cost primary care, we have physicians who donate specialty care, our hospitals contribute care, and we work with pharmaceutical companies who give free medications to low-income patients. Still, these resources are not enough to meet the demand in our community and the care that uninsured patients receive can often be fragmented.
As our county continues to grow, we recognize how lucky we are to live in an area with resources, yet we strive to increase access to quality care for the uninsured in our community.
A group of concerned members of the healthcare community began meeting in April 2006. They were determined to figure out a way to improve efficiencies, increase access, and create a coordinated system of care for the uninsured in Wake County. That group became the CapitalCare Collaborative (CCC).
On behalf of the CCC, I welcome you to our Website. I encourage you to use our information and resources and, in return, I hope you will provide us with your feedback and good ideas.
Susan Weaver, MD
President, CapitalCare Collaborative
To apply for health coverage through the Marketplace, go to www.healthcare.gov. To schedule an appointment for in-person assistance with enrolling in a plan, call 855-733-3711 to meet with a Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator.