Medical Services Project
For nearly 20 years, physicians statewide have donated their services to thousands of uninsured children through the Medical Services Project (MSP), a program of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP).
At no cost to their families, school-aged children have received more than 15,000 health-related services including pediatric primary care and specialty referrals, prescription medication, diagnostic laboratory services and eyeglasses.
Based on referrals from school and public health nurses, MSP connects physicians to Arizona’s uninsured children from low-income families which do not otherwise qualify for health care coverage. The children receive free medical appointments with participating physicians, many of whom have participated with this program since its inception because they believe that access to care for children should not be restricted to only those who have health coverage. Each year the doctors who participate in Medical Services Project unfailingly sign on for another year or two and give very generously of their time and talent to MSP, which serves the medically needy and uninsured children of Arizona.
Unfortunately, for many of Arizona’s families, this program is their only resource for access to medical care for their children. Without intervention, many of these children would experience chronic health care concerns that can become exacerbated as they grow and could affect their success in school and in life.
To help assure that needy children receive adequate medical care and prompt attention, which is so vital to good health, MSP welcomes donations from the public. These funds go toward the purchase of items such as medical supplies and equipment, as well as prescriptions and eye glasses.
AzAAP is the state’s leading professional pediatric organization dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and social health and well-being of every Arizona child. It represents more than 900 health care professionals.
Click here to find out how you can support the Medical Services Project in our mission to connect uninsured Arizona children to low-cost health care.