Filling a need, United Medical Partnership for Children cares for Baldwin County Public School Children who are uninsured or underinsured.
United Medical Partnership for Children – Healthcare for Baldwin County Kids
United Medical Partnership for Children (UMPC) is a United Way of Baldwin County initiative providing day-to- day medical, dental and vision needs for Baldwin County public school children who lack insurance or who are underinsured. During the 2010-2011 school year, UMPC through a partnership with Project Rebound, a program of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in partnership with the Alabama Department of Mental Health, provided medical services totaling $105,000 to 285 children identified by Baldwin County public school nurses.
To identify children who need care, United Way partners with the Baldwin County Board of Education and its network of school nurses. The fund pays for basic medical needs for public school children. Unfortunately, United Way’s resources do not cover catastrophic illnesses.
To receive UMPC assistance, a child must be underinsured or uninsured. School nurses provide screening, notify the parents and refer children to local healthcare providers who bill United Way of Baldwin County. UWBC receives no payment for administering the fund.
For more information about UMPC contact United Way of Baldwin County at 251-943-2110. To learn how UMPC is helping Baldwin County school children read Deyla’s story: