Arizona SonShine

WHAT

A free two-day healthcare event for the local Yavapai County community.

WHY

Due to gaps in healthcare coverage, Arizona Conference and Arizona SonShine volunteers are reaching out to a broad spectrum of people whom we will serve including; the indigent, underserved and homeless populations and college students. Services will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

WHERE

Prescott Valley Event Center
3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

HOW

  • How much does it cost?
    • All services are completely free
  • How do I register?
    • This is on a first come-first served basis.
  • How can I pre-register?
    • Pre-registration is not available.

WHO

  • Whom is this for:
    • The medically underserved especially for the indigent, homeless and college students needing limited medical care
  • Can I bring my child?
    • Your child is eligible for available services with an accompanying adult.
    • Childcare is provided while the adult is obtaining services within the building.
  • I am disabled; will I be able to access services?
    • Yes, all services are handicap accessible. It is up to you if you will need a caregiver to assist you.
  • What if I have a pet that goes everywhere with me. Can they come with me?
    • Only Certified Service Animals are allowed.
    • We are working to get pet daycare, but there will be more info in the future, as it comes available.
  • What do I have to comply with?
    • There are the two required documents for Event participants.
      1. Signing a consent to receive medical services form
      2. Sign a media acknowledgment form. Some local media may be on-site doing some filming of the event. This acknowledgment consent gives permission for either consented to interviews or photo images that may be obtained as part of the event.
  • What is the catch?
    • You are in need of the services offered and you realize it is on a first-come first-served basis. Some services will fill up early in the day. Event lines often form as early as 24 hours prior to the doors opening for the event.

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS

Arizona Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists
Arizona SonShine, an Arizona Conference Ministry
Volunteers from around the United States

A LITTLE HISTORY

Several years ago, a vision was conceived by a group of health care providers, out of which the SonShine Non-profit organization arose, to provide a wide menu of health care services, at one location, on an annual basis to those residents of Yavapai County who might not otherwise receive services. There is no means test, and anyone who needs services, and is in line, receives services – until our volunteers are full for the event. Over the past four years, at the annual June events, we – in partnership with the Town of Prescott Valley, the Yavapai County Health Department, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Loma Linda University (California), and other corporate sponsors – have served nearly 4,000 citizens of Yavapai County, with services in excess of two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) in value. As a result of the success of the Arizona SonShine model, in addition to SonShine/Prescott, we have been requested to expand our reach in Arizona. Thus, we will be starting clinics in Mesa and in Payson in 2019, and in Tucson in 2020.

All donated funds are used to serve citizens. Administrative costs are paid from other sources. For example, it costs approximately $16 to provide a pair of glasses; $15 for the materials for a physician visit; $25 for a Hep-C test; $30 on average for the materials for a follow-up lifestyle class; $50 for materials for a dental procedure or denture adjustment. For $150 per plate (or $300 for a complete set) we can provide a guest with one-day dentures.