Project Access: Charity Care

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Over 12,000 Johnston County residents and 9,000 Harnett County residents have no health insurance. The goal of Project Access is to provide the opportunity for every Johnston or Harnett County resident to receive access to health care.

What is Project Access?

Project Access exists to assist communities across the nation with establishing and sustaining coordinated systems of charity care. There are 17 active Project Access programs in North Carolina, each unique to its own community.

Project Access of Johnston County/Harnett County is a physician-led volunteer initiative that gives low-income, uninsured county residents access to comprehensive medical care. Through Project Access, physicians and community partners like Johnston Health or Betsy Johnson Hospital, donate medical services without receiving reimbursement or compensation.

Project Access is not health insurance. It is however, an innovative, voluntary program designed to help community residents stabilize their health in a time of need when health insurance is not available.

Who can participate?

Low-income, uninsured residents ages 19 up to 65, who are not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, VA benefits, or any other type of health insurance plan or coverage.

How do I qualify?

To qualify for enrollment in Project Access:

  • You must be a resident of Johnston County or Harnett County for at least 3 months.
  • You must NOT qualify for ANY type of health insurance benefit.
  • You must meet the income guidelines.

Please call today to see if you qualify.

Project Access is located in the Johnston Medical Mall across the street from Johnston Health. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30pm.

Johnston County Location
514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Office: 919-550-0011
Fax: 919-989-1206

Harnett County Location
700 Tilghman Drive, Suite 728
Dunn, NC 28334
Office: 910-694-0113
Fax: 910-694-0112

Additional Information About Project Access

English information on Project Access [PDF]

Español información de Project Access [PDF]

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