Community Health Services

Bon Secours Health System is committed to creating communities of health, hope and well-being. This commitment is founded in our Catholic social tradition, which teaches us that each person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society – in terms of economics and politics – directly affects the capacity of a person to grow and develop. There are many things that need to come together to create a healthy community, including access to quality health care, functional and affordable housing, education, employment, public safety, and recreational and cultural opportunities.

Bon Secours is developing long-term, collaborative relationships with the people who live and work in selected neighborhoods in the communities we serve and with other local organizations so that together we can identify and address priorities to improve the quality of life and health.

As a system of caregivers, we have several programs and initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to the community. They include:

  • Care-A-Van provides free medical services for uninsured adults and children at remote locations around the region.
  • St. Joseph’s Outreach Clinic is an outreach clinic that services patients who are uninsured and underinsured.
  • Every Woman’s Life provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for women ages 40-64 meeting certain financial criteria.
  • CARMA (Controlling Asthma in the Richmond Metropolitan Area) - works to improve the quality of life for children with asthma.
  • Children’s Health Insurance assists eligible applicants in the enrollment process for the Commonwealth Children's Health Insurance Program.
  • Community Support Committee provides funds for organizations wishing to join with Bon Secours in building healthier communities.
  • Free Clinic Consortium is a collaborative with area free clinics that provides a network of care for the uninsured.

For more information about Community Health Services, please contact Brenda Lay at Brenda_Lay@bshsi.org or 804-213-0274.