Our Community Needs Our Help!
Patrick County ranks as a Medically Underserved Area. There currently are 2,080 potential patients for each physician -- more than double state and national rates. The Commonwealth of Virginia rate is 806 patients/physician and the national benchmark is 631 patients/physician.
Patrick County residents have a tremendous barrier to acquiring health care.
With the added burden of a severe economic downturn and growing unemployment rates, over 25% of our community members are currently unemployed. All total, over 45% of the citizens in Patrick County have no medical insurance.