Physicians Reach Out
Physicians Reach Out (PRO) is a non-profit outreach program that provides primary and specialty medical and dental care to eligible uninsured residents in Mecklenburg County. All PRO doctors and dentists are volunteers who see PRO patients in their own offices. Office visits are at no charge and other services, such as diagnostic testing, lab services and hospitalization, are provided at a reduced cost.
To be eligible for PRO, you must:
- Be a Mecklenburg County resident for at least 3 months
- Be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Not be currently eligible, pending or receiving Medicaid, Medicare or any other health benefits or health insurance
- Not have been a patient of any sliding scale or subsidized health clinic within the past 24 months
To determine whether you may be eligible for PRO, please complete the Pre-Screening Questionaire.
If, based on these questions, you think you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply, please download the PRO Application Packet and call 704.375.0172 to schedule an eligibility interview.
You must bring your completed application, photocopies of required documents, and $30 (cash or money order) with you. Appointments are held at our office located at 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte. Appointments last about one hour. Failure to show for your scheduled eligibility interview may impact your eligibility for PRO. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins for eligibility interviews.
FOR SOCIAL SERVICE and MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: For more information about referring clients to PRO, or if you are a physician or dentist interested in volunteering with the program, please call 704.248.3739 to speak with Dina Patel.
Physicians Reach Out is a program made up of generous volunteers from the medical community. Thank you to all of the participating providers who provide quality healthcare to PRO clients.