Our Goal | Challenge :
The mission of UHI is to provide free healthcare services to the underserved population of South Florida regardless of their Ethnicity, National Origin, Sexual Orientation or Religious and Political Affiliation.
Established in 2008, UHI CommunityCare Clinic provides free primary and specialty health care to low-income, uninsured residents of South Florida. UHI, located in Miami Gardens, is a nonprofit, volunteer-based clinic dedicated to helping those in need of necessary health care services but either cannot afford or do not have health insurance.
Without the help of UHI, these uninsured residents would turn to emergency rooms for non-emergent care, at a high cost to themselves and the healthcare system. UHI does not offer urgent care or emergency care services, though it is our aim to one day provide those services as well.
Funding for UHI is provided by the local community, private donors, and grants. UHI relies heavily on volunteer doctors and students of Medical and Nursing schools of Florida International University. The students of FIU get an opportunity to work with experienced doctors and also get a chance to serve the local community.
UHI recently acquired land, through the generation donations of the community members, and plans to build a dedicated clinic in Miami Gardens, not far from its current location.