History of Access Partnership

The Pharmacy Access Partnership was formed as a direct result of the Norfolk Turning Point planning initiative, part of a national effort to change and strengthen the ways in which states and local communities protect and improve public health. The city of Norfolk was one of 41 communities, nationwide to receive a Turning Point grant from the Kellogg Foundation in 1999. Access Partnership was established and expanded its network to bring together stakeholders interested in acquiring resources and mobilizing efforts to eliminate major gaps in health care for Hampton Roads' uninsured and underinsured residents.

Access Partnership is a community collaboration of medical providers, charities, universities, churches, civic groups, free clinics, community health centers, departments of health, community service boards and social services departments and a broad representation of volunteers. The Partnership is focused on strengthening existing programs, implementing new services for identified gaps and coordinating care for medically indigent families. Access Partnership is dedicated to bringing health care to all residents of Greater Hampton Roads so that anyone in need of care will not have to go without.



Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Support Access Partnership

If you are interested in supporting our mission by making a charitable contribution, please contact our Executive Director by telephone (757-853-8500 extension 124) or e-mail (c.driskell@accesspartners.org).


We are a United Way certified agency and are registered with CVC, CFC and CCC campaigns





Access Partnership is an approved NAP organization and is awarded allocations of tax credits on a basis of proven operational success and our capacity to serve low-income persons. Businesses and individuals may submit contributions directly to a NAP approved organization in return for tax credits.  Learn more at http://www.dss.virginia.gov/community/nap.cgi.


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Access Partnership is a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organization

Tax ID: 20-1830252

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