How We Work
QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership works with various faith communities and social service agencies in Los Angeles. These trusted institutions act as resources and points of access to low-income families and individuals seeking healthcare at low or no cost. Our Parish Nurses and Community Health Workers are available on a weekly basis and provide a wide array of health services – from free health screenings to health education to Zumba.
QueensCare partners with QueensCare Health Centers (QHC), an independent network of nonprofit federally qualified health centers providing healthcare to all regardless of ability to pay. Beyond adult and pediatric primary medical care, QHC offers low-cost vision, affordable dental care, pharmacy, obstetrics, and much more. To learn more about QueensCare Health Centers, please visit its website, queenscarehealthcenters.org.
We provide direct patient care through our Mobile Dental Program and Mobile Vision Program serving many LAUSD schools. Established in 1999, the Mobile Vision Program provides free eye exams and glasses to LAUSD middle school children. Due to overwhelming need and support from the community in 2001, we launched our Mobile Dental Program. Today the Mobile Dental Program serves more than 2,000 children annually and the Mobile Vision Program visits 31 schools and dispenses more than 1,700 pairs of glasses each year, at no cost to the children or their families.
QueensCare contracts with several nonprofit hospitals in Los Angeles to pay for the hospitalization of low-income patients who qualify for our program. Qualifying patients include those residing in Los Angeles County whose income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Patients can be qualified for care by the hospital or referred by the Chief Medical Officer of QueensCare Health Centers.
As a faith-based organization, QueensCare recognizes the impact of spirituality in healing. That is why we provide ministers of many faith traditions to work with nurses and doctors to provide comfort and support to hospitalized patients. In addition to ministering to patients, our chaplains are available to the medical and nursing staff struggling with the burdens they face. In addition to this whole-person care, chaplains assist patients wishing to complete advanced directives for medical care.
QueensCare works with many non-profit, charitable organizations, to achieve its mission of providing healthcare to low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles County. Our Charitable Division provides grants to agencies working in underserved and needy communities who deliver vital services to those in need. In addition to grants, the Gene & Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship Program funds scholarship for students pursuing degrees in healthcare who have expressed a desire to serve in low-income communities. By partnering with these many health-related organizations, we are able to extend our impact beyond our own programs.