As an organization rooted in community collaboration, PSMA has over 35 partnerships in Southern Arizona. This network keeps our work attuned to growing and changing community health needs. We are proud to support the work of RN's, social workers, home care providers, and first responders, amongst others.
Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS) is proud to partner with PSMA in serving our community. It's a unique partnership: SAAS accepts donated wheelchairs and medical supplies which we repair and refurbish through Project Renew. We give away over 50 wheelchairs a year and we pass on surplus wheelchairs to PSMA for redistribution. SAAS clients benefit from being able to request & receive durable medical equipment and medical supplies through our partnership with PSMA. Together we are providing access to much needed durable medical equipment and supplies for people living with disabilities. We are keeping usable medical equipment in circulation instead of it being scrapped. Our clients are often low-income, uninsured, have gaps in insurance coverage, or due to other circumstances have difficulting getting the items they need to live independent lives. Our partnership with PSMA is making a huge difference in the lives of Tucsonans, Arizonans, and reaching beyond the border to support our neighbors in Sonora, Mexico.
As a nurse care coordinator at El Rio, my goal is to eliminate any barriers preventing optimal care for my patients. PSMA has become an essential partner in this often seemingly impossible task. I can not count the number of our patients who now have the equipment and supplies they need to live happy, healthy, and comfortable lives because of PSMA! My experiences with this organization have been nothing but positive. The staff and volunteers are kind, responsive, and genuinely committed to improving our community!
During these trying and difficult times of COVID-19, PMHDC Southwest Medical Aid (PSMA) keeps making a great difference in the life of the less fortunate in our communities. The pandemic has increased the hardship and distress that the poor economy had previously caused in our general population, making survival for many very difficult.
In the last six months we have seen an increase in the need for medical equipment and supplies locally. With many people losing their jobs and many of them their insurance privileges due to the pandemic, this was to be expected and this is where PSMA has been a Godsend.
As difficult as it has become to get supplies across the border to Mexico, PMHDC Southwest Medical Aid continues making an impact in a lot of lives and communities there.
PSMA is, to some of us (workers and volunteers) where our purpose intersects with our passion, so keep up the good work and keep making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate of our communities.