Building bridges to care
AccessOC, Southern California, with the help of the community serves Orange County’s most vulnerable residents. All of our patients are low-income and are under- or uninsured; they all live at or below 200% of federal poverty level.
While our target population may access primary care through certain private physicians, group practices, or one of the free and low-cost community clinics, they lack access to specialty care — because very few local specialists accept public insurance or serve the uninsured. As a result, many suffer ongoing pain from untreated medical conditions, have become unable to work, and have significantly reduced quality of life. By enhancing access to essential specialty care, AccessOC’s work helps improve health and well-being for Orange County’s low-income, medically underinsured residents.
Through partnerships with community clinics, surgery centers, and hospitals, AccessOC currently operates the following programs:
Super Surgery Day Model
AccessOC, Southern California, partners with facilities in Orange County that dedicate one day annually to provide care to our patients. Patients, about 10-40 per Surgery Day, receive surgical care throughout the day with the help of a large clinical volunteer team.
Integrated Surgery Model
A freestanding surgery center/hospital and physicians/staff agree to provide care for our patients on a one-to-one basis throughout the year. AccessOC, Southern California, patients are scheduled (“integrated”) into the normal Monday – Friday surgery schedule.
AccessOC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Read about us at OC Non-Profit Central.
We are also certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise. A Service Enterprise fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on the social mission of their organizations.
With this certification, AccessOC becomes one of the first organizations in California to be recognized as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer services.
Board of Directors
Care Partner Surgery Centers
- Beach Eye Medical Group
- Clarity Eye Group
- Harvard Eye Associates
- Orange Coast Memorial Surgery Center
- Pacific Gastroenterology
- South Coast Eye Care Center
Care Partner Hospitals
- St. Joseph Hoag Health Alliance
- Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach
- Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo
- St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
- St. Jude Hospital, Fullerton
- Kaiser Permanente Irvine
- Kaiser Permanente Anaheim
Care Partners Community Clinics
Complete list of participating care partner community clinics
AccessOC, Southern California
1505 East 17th Street, Suite 209
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Surgery Referral Fax: (714) 442-2450
Care Coordinator: (714) 543-9404