As a general overview, St. Joseph Medical Fund, Inc. conducts the following programs:
Facilitation of medical care for patients with cardiac diseases, and the provision of medical resources for the residents of the community who are underprivileged.
To deliver comprehensive health care for cardiac patients who have limited financial resource, and are uninsured.
To encourage teaching and learning for physicians and residents of cardiology, including a field of practice, medical library resources, as well as provide limited assistance towards room and board.
The following are the specific program components of St. Joseph Medical Fund
Cardiopulmonary care – This comprehensive health care is provided to residents of underprivileged communities. Included within this are services for the treatment, management, prevention, and rehabilitation of individuals who have lung and heart diseases.
Non-Invasive Cardiac – Development of treatment plans with emphasis on accurate diagnoses, specifically through cardiac work up, and laboratory testing.
Professionals – St. Joseph Medical Fund provides limited amenities such as board, lodging, and transportation for medical professionals under the practice of cardiology. Through an atmosphere of teaching and learning, by utilyzing volunteer nurses, technicians, and doctors who assists the organization in laying the foundation for locally-based, long-term, and self-sustaining care for patients in the community.
Medical Library – Through this facility, patients, physicians, visitors, and employees have access to free health and medical information five days a week. The library provides internet usage, scientific journals, medical reference books, and literature on numerous health topics.
Laboratory – With computerized diagnostic equipment, the laboratory services aims to provide accurate and rapid results for physicians as well as support the work of volunteers during medical missions.
Post treatment – St. Joseph Medical Fund also provides further assistance to underprivileged cardiac patients even upon leaving the hospital.
Technology – Through modern innovations in computers and communications, the organization aims to build internet centers to guide medical students in surrounding communities.
Free Annual Medical Check up – Included in the medical missions of St. Joseph Medical Fund are annual clinical check up and diagnostics for patients in depressed areas. And individuals with limited financial resources as well as poor access to medical centers.
A Robe for Joseph – A non-profit program from St. Joseph Medical Fund whose mission is to collect used clothing and to distribute them to the underprivileged.
Help-A-Neighbor program – This program encourages volunteers to make restricted and deductible donations to support poor communities.