Since 1994, Mission of Mercy has been providing free healthcare, free dental care and free prescription medications to the uninsured, underinsured and those who “fall through the cracks” of our healthcare system.
An independent nonprofit 501c3, nonsectarian-community-based organization, Mission of Mercy receives no government funding. Because of this, they can provide healthcare without any pre-qualifications. None of their patients must prove their poverty or residency.
Founded in 1991 and launched in 1994 by clinical pharmacist, Gianna Talone Sullivan, Pharm D., headquartered in Pennsylvania and serving clinics in Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas, Mission of Mercy now has eighteen clinics providing more than 25,000 free patient visits each year.
Although Mission of Mercy serves everyone that comes through its doors. Their patients are predominately the uninsured working poor who usually fall into one of four categories:
Many work in low-paying and/or part-time service sector jobs or as agricultural or seasonal workers.
They are spouses, or the main provider, in families where at least one person is working full-time and access to healthcare is non-existent.
They are the previously employed, who because of the economic downturn have lost their full-time jobs and find themselves without insurance and little money to afford healthcare.