Since 1998, the Volunteers in Medicine program has provided HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN) physicians and staff with opportunities to take part in the reduction of health disparities throughout our local community and beyond.
Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can donate time, services, and money to achieve the following goals:
- Expand access to care for the medically underserved
- Improve health status of the medically underserved
- Provide leadership throughout the community
- Support HTPNs non-profit status
- Create a culture of service throughout the organization
The Volunteers in Medicine program offers physicians and staff a diverse selection of community services activities to choose from. This allows you to choose a services strategy that fits your style, comfort and availability.
Committee Pay Donations
Physicians and APPs serving as HTPN Committee Members are given the opportunity to donate all or part of their committee compensation to the HTPN Volunteers in Medicine Fund.
Coordinated by the Baylor Scott & White Foundation, tax-deductible donations assist the program with the implementation and coordination of innovative community health and service activities.
Forms can be obtained from Linda Loyd at 972.860.8603 or LindaL@BSWHealth.org.
Supporting Local Missions
Supported by HTPN and Baylor Scott & White Health, the Baylor Community Care program designs, implement, and operates innovative strategies that increase access to health services, provide high-quality care and improve health outcomes for medically underserved populations served by Baylor.
Baylor Community Care clinics are staffed by full-time primary care physicians and nurse practitioners who care for more than 10,000 underserved patients a year. The Volunteers in Medicine program helps support the charity clinics by facilitating HTPN physicians and staff the opportunity to donate time and expertise or engage in other volunteer activities.
If you are interested in volunteering or accepting uninsured patients, please contact Cynthia Barrera at Cynthia.Barrera@BSWHealth.org.
Supporting International Missions
International medical missions offer a powerful and often life-changing experience for participants by helping to reestablish the soul of medicine while being a means for doing valuable and compassionate work. Character qualities developed in international missions translate into better and more compassionate care back home.
The Volunteers in Medicine committee provides HTPN physicians, APPs and staff the opportunity to take part in this experience and help in the reduction of health disparities worldwide. The committee has established the International Medical Mission Trip Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is intended to support this mission in healing the sick and relieving suffering worldwide.
To learn more about international mission opportunities and the International Medical Missions Trip Scholarships, please contact Cynthia Barrera at Cynthia.Barrera@BSWHealth.org.