WE CARE

The “We Care” Program

The “We Care” program was established in 1991 as a cooperative venture between the Indian

Ralph Rosato, MD, Plastic Surgery and We Care Physician Volunteer with Ronald Shaulis, We Care patient

Ralph Rosato, MD, Plastic Surgery and We Care Physician Volunteer with Ronald Shaulis, We Care patient

River County Medical Society and the Indian River County Health Department, providing free medical treatment to residents of Indian River County who are otherwise financially unable to afford specialty health care.  The program is designed to offer non-emergency care to low income families, prevent medical conditions from becoming acute and, if possible, avoid emergency care and hospitalization.  Important partners include the IRC Hospital District, IRC Board of County Commissioners and Treasure Coast Community Health.

  • 130+ Volunteer Specialty and Primary Care Physicians, Dentists and other health care professionals participate in the “We Care” program, both IRCMS members and non-members.  Health care professionals receive no compensation for the services they provide.
  • Dedicated health care professionals provide more than $1 million in equivalent services each year.
  • Patient care is coordinated by the IRC Health Department until the new “We Care” Clinic opens.