PLAN Secures New Office Space Courtesy of County

published February 6, 2019

Physician Led Access Network of Collier County has a new home.

The healthcare nonprofit has found a new facility at 501 Goodlette Frank Road by way of the Florida Department of Health, which is providing the space free of charge.

“It’s going to save PLAN at least $10,000 in rent per year,” said PLAN Secretary Dr. David Whalley. “We moved in Dec. 1 and it’s been great for us so far.”

 

“The new office will afford more room for patients and their families when mtg with the OR care coordinators,” Dr. William Kuzbyt, President of PLAN. “The office is in a very recognizable area of the county, which will help patients get there easier and more efficiently.”

More than 150 volunteer physicians and healthcare specialists provided more than 3,800 medical appointments last year for PLAN. The new space provides a springboard for accommodating even more appointments for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Collier County. PLAN serves residents of the county ages 19 to 64 who have an immediate medical need and whose individual and family income is below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

“It’s a great cause,” said Dr. Whalley of PLAN. “It’s difficult recruiting and retaining specialists who are willing to help fill the need, but we’re always on the lookout for those physicians and medical specialists that want to give back. Luckily for Collier County, there are quite a few professionals who have volunteered with us and tell their friends about PLAN.”

 

PLAN will host its signature fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The event is a casino theme, featuring poker tables, slot machines, roulette and craps, among other games.

For more information about getting involved as a physician, or if you’re a patient seeking help, visit www.plancc.org.

 

About PHYSICIAN LED ACCESS NETWORK OF COLLIER COUNTY (PLAN)

The mission of PLAN is to make a significant difference in the health of our community by providing a safety net and increasing access to quality healthcare for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Collier County. PLAN serves uninsured Collier residents ages 19 to 64 who have an immediate medical need and whose individual and family income is below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. PLAN conducts the income and residency eligibility screening of the referred patient to determine if the patient qualifies to receive services through PLAN. Residents are also screened for eligibility in Medicare and Medicaid, and if found eligible for those programs, are redirected accordingly. Thanks to the generosity of PLAN’s volunteer physicians and other volunteer healthcare providers, all services are provided to patients free of charge. PLAN’s volunteer physicians and healthcare facilities receive protection under the state of Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Statute for the free services they provide to qualified residents.