Access to affordable healthcare
for American immigrants
With no SSN, bank account, or credit cards, undocumented immigrants don't have access to healthcare programs or private insurances. And without their pre-negotiated rates, they can't afford doctor consultations.
Immigrant Care Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization approved by the IRS dedicated to enabling undocumented immigrants to get access to affordable health care.
Our mission is to provide affordable access to telehealth
for undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
We have developed a mobile platform to help undocumented immigrants to reach doctors,
with total privacy, while paying affordable rates in cash.
But we need your support to take the next steps.
Undocumented immigrants have a difficult time getting healthcare
Without a Social Security Number,
undocumented immigrants can't be
enrolled in any existing healthcare
programs or private insurances.
NO PRE-NEGOTIATED RATES
Doctors are expensive,
and more if one can't benefit from
pre-negotiated fee schedules.
With no bank accounts or credit
cards, the existing telehealth
solutions payable by credit card
are out of reach.
Privacy is a big concern.
In the past, ICE has obtained
patients' personal information
from doctor's offices.
Language can be a huge barrier
when dealing with busy receptionists
or explaining complicated symptoms
to a busy doctor.
Most undocumented immigrants
can't afford the half a day off from
their precarious jobs that it takes
to physically visit a doctor.
A Telehealth Mobile Application with affordable rates,
total anonymity, and payable with prepaid cards
Our goal is to be able to propose the following options:
(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS)
Physicians, nurse practioners and therapists can donate free consultations. To ensure these consultations go to those who need it the most, ImmiCare is partnering with non profit organizations that will be in charge of assigning the available free consultations.
Health professionals decide how many free consultation they want to donate per week.
In addition to the time they donate for free, health professionals who want to help the community even further, can give additional visits at pre-established affordable rates that uninsured immigrants will be able pay.
Health professionals decide how many affordably priced consultation they want to donate per week, and establish their fee schedule.
SOCIAL WORKER GUIDANCE
Should telehealth not be enough to fully treat a condition, ImmiCare can connect the patient with a social worker who can be of help navigating the different options available and finding the most appropriate to each and every particular case.
ImmiCare is a collective of common people who came together for one purpose: to provide undocumented immigrants in America with easy access to high-quality telehealth and advice on-demand. With a diverse team of legal immigrants from across the world, we too have experienced the struggle that comes with accessing healthcare in a country we call home.
We believe that health is not only a human right but the basis for happiness and integration into American society. That’s why we have created a digital platform that provides undocumented immigrants with access to affordable Spanish-speaking doctors anytime, anywhere.
Our telehealth solution would allow the patients to receive medical treatment without being beholden to an office schedule that does not fit the patient’s needs.
Percy Calderon is ImmiCare's founder. Having been born in Peru before relocating to France, traveled to over 40 countries, studied in Los Angeles and finally settling in New York, Percy considers himself a professional immigrant.
Bringing a strong academic background that includes Master degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Banking and Trading, Percy launched his professional career. He helped global businesses to assess risk and ensure regulatory compliance, working in Paris and London.
Yet, something didn’t quite fit. Having always felt a passion for helping others, he combined his business acumen and digital aptitude with his drive to create a better life for others. The result was Doctor Direct, a company he started to provide telemedicine to those who struggled with physically accessing healthcare. Simultaneously, Percy set up Veterinarian Online, a teleconsultation solution for vets and pets. Both projects proved rewarding but ultimately led Percy Calderon to a greater goal in his personal search for purpose.
Having traveled to Patagonia, Alaska, Nepal, India, and Tanzania, and having lived with immigrants in LA and New York, Percy was touched by the stories of individuals who struggled to get the appropriate healthcare they needed due to the legal frameworks around immigration. Inspired by the injustice he witnessed, Percy began building a network of like-minded people and healthcare practitioners in order to create a solution that would help tackle this problem.
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