Operation Access makes it possible for uninsured and underserved people to receive surgical and specialty care when they need it – free of charge – through a medical volunteer network in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties.
Over the past 18 years, OA has improved the lives of over 7500 low-income uninsured Bay Area residents. In 2010, over 1000 volunteer physicians, nurses, and technical staff affiliated with 33 partner medical centers donated time, skills, equipment and supplies to 1392 patients referred by 90 local community clinics. The value of the care provided was just over $12 million.
At OA, we:
- organize the volunteers and medical centers that provide patient care;
- manage all clinic referrals;
- screen patients for eligibility;
- provide case management, and
- coordinate all of the required administrative work.
Meet Our Patients
To learn more about the people who OA has helped, please click here
Meet Our Volunteers
To learn more about the medical professionals who donate their time and talent to improve the lives of others, please click here.
Meet our Community Partners
See the medical centers and active volunteers that donate care, and the community clinics that count on OA.