Project Access began in 2005 as a program of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services designed to help people who have no health insurance and have limited income. The program provides free screenings and application assistance for individuals seeking ACA Marketplace plans, Medicaid and HCD District Cares coverage. For individuals who do not qualify for any of the previous, Project Access will link individuals with its network of volunteer health care providers who provide comprehensive specialty care services at no charge. The providers receive no compensation for contributing their services, and they receive sovereign immunity through the State of Florida.
Project Access also aids residents in need of community resources through its Community Connections program. More than 700 physicians and other health care providers have participated in Project Access, which is one of the largest and most impactful programs of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services. Other essential partners include federally qualified health centers, free clinics and local hospitals throughout Palm Beach County. Project Access has provided nearly $13 million dollars in charitable care and has served more than 13,000 individuals in PBC with accessing critical medical care they otherwise would never have been able to afford.