AmeriCares is the largest provider of medical aid to the U.S. health care safety net.

We help partner clinics increase capacity, provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients. This partner network serves over 5 million patients who otherwise could not afford or access care. Our work in the United States is informed by our experience operating four AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut for low-income uninsured patients.

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Safety Net Partners

AmeriCares U.S Medical Assistance Program last year delivered $85 million in medicines and supplies to a network of more than 2000 clinics and health centers. We are licensed or authorized to distribute prescription medications in all 50 states.

These organizations serve as an essential link in the social safety net, ensuring that the uninsured and underinsured receive high quality, primary care for conditions such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension. Many safety net partners also offer an expanded range of services, such as pediatric exams, vaccinations, dentistry and mental health.

Our Safety Net Partners can access and order medical resources online by opening our US Access External Link portal. They can also find important shared educational information that will help them deliver high quality patient care at SafetyNetCenter.org External Link

...with support from GE

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Patient Assistance Program

No one should have to choose between paying their bills and buying their medications.

Through the Patient Assistance Program, (based on physician referrals) we oversee the allocation of medicines to those in the U.S. who would not otherwise have access to prescription drugs for chronic or long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.

Access information on our partners, the medications we provide through them, and download Patient Assistance applications by clicking on the adjacent links.

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AmeriCares Free Clinics

Since 1994, AmeriCares has provided free, quality health care to Connecticut’s uninsured population.

We maintain clinics in Norwalk, Bridgeport, Danbury, and at our newest location in Stamford staffed by volunteer nurses, doctors and interpreters. The clinics tailor services to meet community needs, drawing on the resources of local hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies.