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Champions for Health


Addressing the unanswered healthcare needs of low-income and uninsured San Diego County residents.

Programs and Services

Champions for Health offers a wide range of medical, surgical and support services at locations throughout San Diego.

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Rosario was about to give up when she was referred to Champions for Health for cataract surgery. She had poor vision in both eyes, which has prevented her from working. She got left eye cataract surgery and, after a delay due to COVID-19, right eye cataract surgery. “It’s okay if we aren’t able to schedule the surgery. At this point, I just want to spend the rest of my years in my homeland and die in peace.” Her husband works in the fields, and it’s just the two of them, so they have no one to depend on for additional support. After having these cataract surgeries, Rosario can work again and feels better about life.


Francisco has been experiencing abdominal pain for a year. He was referred to Project Access San Diego (PASD) through his community clinic Neighborhood Healthcare. Through PASD he was able to obtain a CT scan of his abdomen to find the cause of his pain but the CT scan results were unrevealing. PASD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Schultz recommended a Colonoscopy.

Francisco works as a painter for a container company, therefore he has no insurance and struggles for access to care. “The only care that I can get is through my community clinic”, he says very frustrated.

Francisco is a great believer in prevention, his uncle died of colon cancer and he thinks it could have been prevented. He is very happy to have found PASD, “I can’t believe there are good people in this world that can help you in situations like this.


The health equity gap is widening, and the need is urgent. We remain committed to this cause -- until every person is treated with the equity and equality they deserve. While we work for lasting, systemic change, we also continue to serve those who have yet to be treated equitably and equally.

Champions for Health


United in Wellness Gala

June 1, 2024 @ 5:00PM — 9:00PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening with new and old friends, amazing food and captivating entertainment. Spend the evening with us we install SDCMS’s 154rd President, honor Volunteer Champions and raise money for uninsured patients in San Diego.



Join volunteer specialty care physicians and other healthcare providers in leading the efforts towards changing lives.


Access to care for all is our mission, it shouldn’t be a dream that is out of reach. Our physician volunteers and partners, who support Champions for Health, transform the lives of patients from pain and dire medical diagnoses to health, renewed family involvement, and productive work and community life.