Mission View our Board of Trustees
friends and neighbors are in need of routine medical care, but are unable
to afford it. Some may not have insurance benefits at work, or are unable
to afford the benefits that are offered. Others may be in a transitional
stage, temporarily out of work or without insurance, yet do not qualify
for medical assistance through government programs.
The Western Upper Peninsula Healthcare Access Coalition (WUPHAC) is a non-profit
organization established in response to the growing problem of access to
affordable and quality healthcare by the uninsured. Through its Medical
Access Program, eligible uninsured people can access limited medical services
donated by local physicians, hospitals and clinics. These services include
routine office visits to primary care physicians and specialists, limited
diagnostic lab testing and x-rays, and a generic pharmacy program.
WUPHAC's Medical Access Program is not an insurance, government, or welfare
program, but rather a network of donated services by local healthcare providers.
WUPHAC takes responsibility for the administrative coordination of the program
and connects those who are qualified with these donated services. For those
who do not qualify for the program, WUPHAC staff helps them by making referrals to other agencies.