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Marion County We Care Program
Established: 1991

The We Care model represents the best efforts of volunteer professionals, State and local governments,
collaborating to provide specialty care for the less fortunate in a dignified and effective manner.
We are grateful for the generosity of our volunteer physicians and appreciate their dedication and exceptional care.
These physicians DONATE their time, staff time, and services!

To date, We Care has assisted in over 25,000 referrals, and has donated millions of dollars in free services.


What is We Care?
A. We Care is free specialty healthcare offered by Marion County physicians to qualified patients in need of specialty care.

Who can refer me to The We Care program?
A. Heart of Florida Health Center

How do I qualify?
A. Once diagnostic testing [required] is complete and specialty care is medically necessary, Heart of Florida Health Center
will do a pre-screening to see if you may qualify. If so, they will give you the application that you will complete and submit
to Community Services.

They will then notify you of the referral process.

After approved for We Care, If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Barbara [We Care Manager]  @ 352-732-9235

Requirements are, but not limited to:
  • Marion County Resident for @ least 6 months
  • 19 – 64 years of age
  • Household income @ 125% or below Federal Poverty Guidelines 
  • Birth Certificate
  • FL photo ID with current Marion County address, sorry NO exceptions
  • Social Security Card
  • NO pending application or appeals with SSA for SSI
  • Proof of marital status
  • Immigration/Naturalization or Resident Alien Card
  • Medicaid denial

Please remember not all resources are available

Special thanks to the Community partners that help this program thrive:

Marion County Medical Society
Marion County Board of County Commissioners
Heart of Florida Health Center
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Advent Health Ocala
And many physicians in Marion County