NCMS Foundation Disaster Relief Program Now Accepting Applications

The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation (NCMSF), with the generous support of The Physicians Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, The Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association and dozens of individual donors, has established a Disaster Relief Program to aid medical practices impacted by the latest natural disaster, Hurricane Florence.

“Establishment of this relief fund is completely in keeping with the mission of the NCMS Foundation – to improve access to quality health care for all North Carolinians,” said NCMSF President Gerri Mattson MD, MSPH, FAAP. “We are committed to helping medical practices affected by Hurricane Florence face the daunting task of repairing or rebuilding. Applications for funding are now available for those physicians and physician assistants impacted by the storm to help them to continue to deliver important care in their communities.”

The Disaster Relief Program will provide grants to help get practices back up and running by covering expenses (not covered by insurance or other funding) related to relocating or rehabilitating a medical practice damaged by Hurricane Florence. This may include replacing equipment, aiding essential medical practice staff, rebuilding patient records, telephone system replacements, signage, medical laboratory supplies and other similar costs — all with the goal of helping physicians begin treating their patients again as soon as possible.

Learn more about the program guidelines (PDF)       Apply now to the Disaster Relief Program (PDF)


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