Donated Healthcare Program to Benefit the Latino Community

 Knoxville Area Project Access, a relatively new donated healthcare program in Knox County is here to benefit the Latino community. This program helps applicants regardless of their immigration status. We also have a Spanish speaking intake specialist to guide the patient through the process of enrollment to case management.

Since March 1, 2006, 2.8 million dollars in charity care has been donated to approximately 8,545 patients who have no other access to healthcare. This care is made possible by the 715 physicians and providers that have joined the program network. Knoxville Area Project Access (KAPA) is a program initiated by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Foundation to provide healthcare services at no charge for low-income, uninsured Knox County residents. Physicians and providers have joined together with Knox Area hospitals and local clinics to form a healthcare network for individuals without access to care from government-sponsored or employer-sponsored healthcare programs. This coordination of services allows the uninsured to receive primary care, specialty care, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, mental health services, lab services and pharmacy assistance.

KAPA is supported through the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Foundation and its community partners. For more information about KAPA, contact the Knoxville Academy of Medicine office at 865.531.2766.