Community Benefits

Improving the Health of Brevard County

As a steward of the county’s health and well-being, Wuesthoff Health System takes its civic leadership role very seriously. That's why the Wuesthoff team reaches out to Brevard County residents with programs and education that provide the tools and skills for healthier living. Through its community donations, health fairs/screenings, indigent care and charitable offerings, Wuestoff contributes more than $4 million in benefits for the Space Coast each year and nearly $10 million in taxes that support the greater good of the community. In addition, it provides more than $50 million annually in uncompensated care.

Community outreach initiatives include:

  • Health fairs offer reduced-cost health tests and information. In the workplace and throughout the community, Wuesthoff sponsors health fairs that help area residents learn about their risk factors for diseases and ways to live longer, healthier, more active lives.
  • Free or low-cost health screenings help people identify potential problems early, when they are most treatable. Wuesthoff screenings have included prostate, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, skin cancer, respiratory, osteoporosis and cardiac risk factors.
  • Childbirth and parenting classes provide parents with skills in infant CPR, sibling preparation, and breast feeding.
  • Wuesthoff promotes immunization for all Brevard residents. Low cost flu shots prevent the spread of flu, which kills thousands of elderly Americans each year.
  • Support groups help people cope with some of life's most complex problems, from cancer to mental illness. There is no substitute for the support of others who face the same struggles. Wuesthoff fosters and encourages numerous support groups and provides a variety of services so that these vital grassroots groups can flourish and do their important work.
  • Wuesthoff team members provide personal community service. When Wuesthoff Associates are not working, many are active participants in the community. Associates support more than 70 organizations that range from civic groups to fraternal organizations to local private non-profit organizations.