Charity Care Programs
Saint Francis Hospital is committed to bringing state-of-the-art medical
resources to our region. Through our charity care programs, Saint Francis
extends its care beyond the walls of the hospital, reaching into the neighborhoods
of New Castle County to identify, diagnose and treat underserved populations
who have limited or no options for primary healthcare services.
This full-service Family Medicine Center provides primary healthcare to
medically underserved people in the Newark area, with a special focus
on the needs of the Latino community. In addition to medical care, the
Center combines an intensive patient education program with each visit
to help reduce acute illness and promote healthy lifestyles in an at-risk
As a full-service doctor’s office on wheels, the Saint Clare Medical
Outreach Van travels the streets of Wilmington delivering medical care
to people who are homeless, poor and uninsured. Every day, the Van’s
staff vaccinate children who are uninsured, dispense medications for people
with prescriptions they cannot afford to fill, and provide ongoing medications
for people with chronic illnesses and acute medical problems.
The Tiny Steps Program gives the smallest, most vulnerable members of our
community a fighting chance. Operating out of the Family Medicine Center
at Saint Francis Hospital and the Center of Hope on Kirkwood Highway in
Wilmington, Tiny Steps offers complete prenatal and maternity care, bilingual
health classes, patient/parent education and counseling to all expectant
mothers, regardless of their financial circumstances.