healthUnited Way of Pasco addresses pressing health and healthcare issues facing our community. Health is such a basic need it impacts every aspect of a person’s daily life. A child with a toothache is unable to concentrate in school and succeed. A family without health insurance is often overwhelmed to the point of bankruptcy by the financial burdens of an illness. Seniors without prescription assistance have to make frightening decisions on which medicine they can afford and which ones they will go without. Become more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves, and others, starting from before birth to the senior years.

United Way works to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care so they can lead safe, healthy, and rewarding lives. We support local health and human service programs as well as partner with local advocates, faith leaders, healthcare professionals, the business community, and policy makers to create sustainable answers to the current healthcare crisis. Our partner agency programs target childhood obesity, health insurance coverage, healthcare quality, childhood immunizations, substance abuse, family violence, oral health or other healthcare concerns voiced by our community. Below is a list of programs in which you can find help with healthcare issues:

  • Catholic Charities
  • CARES – Community Aging & Retirement Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Bay Area Legal Services
  • BayCare Behavioral Healthcare (The Harbor)
  • Sunrise of Pasco County Outreach & Shelter Operations
  • Pasco County Mobile Medical Unit
  • The Arc Nature Coast
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida
  • Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
  • Suncoast Epilepsy Association

All of these programs are designed to help you and your family’s healthcare needs. Follow this link to find out more information about our Partner Agencies and what they can do to help.