CareLink is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to close the gap in health disparities among homeless and low income minority populations where English is not the primary language.
CareLink provides health care professionals to area organizations that sponsor free clinics. This medically underserved population receives quality health care exams by area physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who give of their time and talents.
CareLink provides the following services for uninsured/underinsured children living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level: * School physicals and vaccinations to meet state requirements for children to attend school.
* Required sports physicals for children to participate in school sponsored sport activities.
* Free car seat classes taught by a certified bilingual instructor to educate parents on the proper use and installation of infant and toddler car seats. Upon completion of the class free car seats are distributed.
* Arrange specialist visits for children with special needs and provide medical interpreters and transportation as needed.
* Autism support group for Spanish speaking families dealing with autism spectrum disorders. A certified pediatric nurse practitioner oversees the program.
Funding for CareLink is provided through the generous support of private contributors, grants and annual fundraising events.