HAP History and Mission Statement
Approximately 110,000 uninsured individuals live in Salt Lake County, the majority of which do not have access to affordable health care. When they get sick, the uninsured often delay seeking care until their condition has worsened. Many uninsured patients use the Emergency Room as their main source of care, and this may increase health care costs for the entire community. With its partners, HAP is committed to reduce the numbers of patients entering the ER by provide quality health care for all.
Established in 2001, the Health Access Project (HAP) is a community partnership, nonprofit organization that works to develop a more effective system for providing healthcare to low-income, uninsured residents of Salt Lake County. The Health Access Project targets individuals who have incomes at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Our mission statement is to improve access to and coordinating comprehensive healthcare for those in need. We accomplish this goal through the coordination of a Volunteer Provider Network, providing health education and maximizing existing community resources. For more information about our services, please click here.
Operating under umbrella of Community Health Centers Inc, Health Access Project is committed to serves low income people and resident of Salt Lake City by proving charitable health and dental care. This is achieved through our network of providers who has agreed to donate their time for to our patients.
In collaboration with all the major health care providers in Salt Lake County, HAP is creating a system through which the uninsured can obtain needed health care before it becomes an emergency. HAP accomplishes this by leveraging donated physician and hospital care, as well as by providing culturally-appropriate case management and enabling interpreter services.