12% of Orange County residents are medically uninsured

That is almost 379,825 people with no medical coverage. Many of them are low-income working individuals at 200% or below the federal poverty level who cannot afford to pay for essential medical care. Medical complications can put them out of work or turn them homeless. AccessOC works with local hospitals, doctors, nurses, translators and other community volunteers to deliver free high quality speciality medical services to low-income uninsured individuals who need care.


Our Mission

AccessOC's mission is to improve the health of the underserved by coordinating and providing access to high quality specialty care. Since May 2007, we have been mobilizing medical volunteers to provide free low-risk surgeries to low-income uninsured patients. Four hospitals participate in the program including Kaiser Permanente, Mission Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, and St. Jude Medical Center. 

Surgeries Completed
In Donated Services
Medical volunteers


We are able to make incredible impact on people lives only because of the generosity of our many volunteers. We depend on volunteer doctors, nurses, technicians, schedulers, interpreters, and community members to successfully provide free surgeries to the uninsured. We also appreciate the support  of local photographers to help capture our patient and volunteer stories.

Our urgent need right now is for medical volunteers, especially surgeons.

Community Stories

Learn about our patients and volunteers and their stories


Learn about our Super Surgery Saturdays and other events