advocacy graphicSPIRIT Vounteer Yekaterina Axelrod, MD and SPIRIT patient.

The Sacramento Physicians' Initiative to Reach out, Innovate and Teach (SPIRIT) program meets the healthcare needs of the community by recruiting and placing physician volunteers to provide free medical services to our region’s uninsured.  SPIRIT is a collaborative partnership between SSVMS, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, UC Davis Health and Sacramento County Health and Human Services.

Since the SPIRIT program’s inception, physician volunteers have provided over $12 million in free care to the uninsured, treated over 54,000 patients and performed over 1,200 surgeries.

Surgeries are donated through Kaiser South Sacramento, Mercy General, Mercy San Juan, and Sutter Ambulatory Surgery Centers. In-kind support for surgeries is provided by Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group, Language World Services, Diagnostic Pathology Medical Group, Metropolitan Anesthesiology Consultants, Northern California Lions Sight Association, Precision Pathology Medical Group, Sacramento Anesthesia Medical Group, Sacramento Covered and many other healthcare organizations.

There are many volunteer opportunities available for specialty physicians. Whether you are interested in providing specialty services in your private office, or surgical services at a partner hospital or surgery center, SPIRIT makes it easy for you to give back to the community by coordinating volunteer schedules and providing case management services.

Physician Volunteer Interest Form

Physician Volunteer FAQ

Support the health and wellbeing of the residents of our region. Make a tax-deductible donation today.  

For more information, email Adriana Aguilar, SPIRIT Program Manager or call (916) 453-0254.