FAQ

What is this organization?

Railcare Health is a medical clinic that provides free medical care to the community via volunteers from local universities and local physicians. We also utilize students and experts in fields like public health, dentistry, and mental health to provide an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. We started Railcare Health with dreams to operate out of a train car, hence our name. We have evolved into a much more inclusive and mobile screen unit that operates out of a city bus in order to reach more people in rural areas.  


What is our mission?

Our mission is to serve the underinsured & uninsured people of North Carolina by providing quality healthcare and assisting the search for sustainable healthcare options. By working together with a network of doctors, medical students, and the local community, we hope to make a difference in the lives of many North Carolinians.   


What is Railcare Health's long term plan for sustainability?

We plan to harness an interdisciplinary staff in order to hold educational events that promote healthy lifestyle choices and battle chronic diseases. Education is our key to sustainability and eager undergraduate students from local universities volunteer their time, and share their knowledge in an inviting way for sustainable healthcare practices.


How can I donate?

First of all, THANK YOU for considering donating to our cause. Any and every donation is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. 100% of donations go straight to medical supplies and equipment for our patients. All of our staff are volunteers so you can be sure your money is going to a great cause. We currently use Venmo and PayPal to accept donations, but checks or cash donations are welcome as well. Please use the contact form on the home tab of our website (bottom of the page) if you would like to donate in a different way or if you would like to learn more about our organization.  


What services and to what age groups does Railcare Health serve?

Railcare Health treats all citizens of North Carolina that are able to prove they are uninsured or underinsured under their current healthcare insurance plan. Railcare Health provides primary care healthcare screenings and treatments with the goal of expanding to dentistry, mental health, and public health applications.  


Do I need to make an appointment?

No. Walk-ins are always welcomed and encouraged to stop by. In order to bypass any waiting lines, appointments can be made online via the appointments tab above.  

How Can I Help?