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 Access Now Makes “Vital Signs” List

Access Now was listed as only one of 20 organizations noted in the recent Richmond Times-Dispatch’s new “Vital Signs,” reflecting the region’s “vibrant, varied health and medical presence.”

Click here to read more about the distinction!

Click here for RAM President Dr. Harry Bear’s praise for the good works of Access Now’s dedicated volunteers published by the Times-Dispatch (scroll down to "Kudos for coverage of medical community").


Access Now has been “Charting a Course for the Uninsured.”

Click here to see our 2015 Annual Report. Learn more about the amazing work of our 838 specialty healthcare provider volunteers whose care last year for 2,101 patients was worth more than $3 million!



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Access Now Headlines...

"Heroes of Healing!” 
Click here to see the long list of generous physicians, practices, providers, foundations, hospitals and other supporters who were CELEBRATED in the Sunday, November 29, 2015, Times-Dispatch!  

Access Now Key Link in Richmond-area Charity Care Chain
Times-Dispatch health writer Tammie Smith used Access Now and the Richmond Academy of Medicine to answer a reader’s question: “Can you explain charity care?”

Access Now on WRIC's "Positively Richmond"

May 2014 interview with Marilyn Nicol, along with actress Grey Garrett.

When Medical Care Is Truly Priceless
Access Now, the RAM-based specialty care program, was profiled by Richmond Family Magazine in its July issue. Click here to read "When Medical Care Is Truly Priceless,” which includes an interview with Dr. Michael Armstrong of Richmond ENT and Marilyn Nicol, Access Now’s program manager.

"The program has five years of success on its books, all because there was a need and local doctors were ready to provide a solution.” Access Now has 954 physician volunteers and mid-level providers who have served more than 6,900 uninsured people in need of specialty care since the program began in 2008.

Access Now in the Community

VEI Partners with Access Now to Expand Cataract Mission Program

Starting November 2015 Virginia Eye Institute will expand its Annual Cataract Mission program. Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission program is an outreach program designed to help Central Virginians in need of free cataract surgery through a partnership with Access Now and Cross Over Ministries.  To date, Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission program has donated over 800 eye exams and 240 surgeries in the program’s 22 year history. Patients also get post-op follow-up at no charge.  

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