Care for Those in Need

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Everyone needs life-saving health care for a better life. You can help.

Nobody should have to choose between paying their bills or getting medical care and medications

Our assistance programs help people get the health care services they need, even if they don’t have insurance or the ability to pay

At Bon Secours, our Mission isn't a plaque on the wall. It's our calling, our True North. Patient assistance programs are just one way we improve the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially to those who are poor, dying and underserved.

But we need your help. Your generous support helps the most vulnerable people in our community access resources for their good health.

Patient Assistance Programs 

After leaving the hospital, many patients need medications or special equipment to continue their recovery. Each of our Richmond-area hospitals has a donor-supported patient care fund (sometimes known as a Good Help or Good Samaritan Fund) to help pay for patients’ needs as they continue healing at home. Every dollar you contribute goes toward helping patients with things like:

  • Prescriptions
  • Medical equipment
  • Special preemie car seats
  • Groceries for those who can’t work during recovery

You can direct your gift to any of our hospitals' patient assistance funds.

  • Memorial Regional Medical Center Good Help Fund
  • Rappahannock General Hospital Care Fund
  • Richmond Community Hospital Good Help Fund
  • Southern Virginia Medical Center Good Help Fund
  • Southside Medical Center Good Help Fund
  • St. Francis Care Fund
  • St. Mary's Hospital Good Samaritan Fund

Give Help That Heals

Help people get medications and resources to get well

Care-A-Van Mobile Clinic 

Uninsured adults and children in the Greater Richmond area have a free and convenient option for medical care at the Bon Secours Care-A-Van. This donor-funded mobile clinic provides primary care, urgent care and preventative care services, including immunizations, treatment for chronic illnesses and even social work support. 

It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to operate the Care-A-Van and to provide more than 24,000 patient visits each year. Your donation means everyone can get the high quality health care they need, near their own neighborhood.

The Care-A-Van also provides medical care for asthma, family planning, sports physicals, children’s health insurance enrollment, and health education services. The Care-A-Van team is bilingual (Spanish/English) and composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, patient care technicians, licensed practical nurses, drivers, registrars, trained medical interpreters, registered dieticians and outreach workers.

Give for Good Care

Your gift means people get medical care near their
own neighborhood

Violence Response Team

Thanks to funding from donors like you, Bon Secours can offer a special resource known as the Violence Response Team, which includes both forensic nursing and victim advocacy support. Specialty-trained nurses are available 24 hours a day to care for sexual and physical abuse victims. The entire team helps vulnerable victims begin healing, and also plays a vital role in the justice systemA discreet unit provides victims with privacy for support and examinations.

Forensic nurses and victim advocates help patients of all ages when the unthinkable has happened, including sexual assault and human trafficking, child and elder abuse. They work with victims to build trust that has been broken by abuse. They collect evidence for investigations, including taking fluid and hair samples, photographing evidence and testifying in court cases. Our Violence Response Team also train other nurses across the region and provide community education to increase available support and expertise for victims of violence.

Help Victims Heal

Ensure kind, discreet treatment is available for victims of abuse

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Meet the Madrid Family

Thanks to donors, the Care-A-Van Mobile Health Clinic is able to provide free medical care to help treat Josue Madrid's chronic condition. The providers also offer other support and services to him, his mother, Glenda, and sister, Genesis.

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Meet the Madrid Family

Glenda is the head of a young family in need of affordable health care. Thanks to donors, they get everything they need at the Care-a-Van.