What happens to a poor person without health insurance right here in the U.S.?...For one person, it means no high blood pressure medicine....For another, no breast cancer screening....For yet another, no dental care for their children.
Every day, we are steadfast in our commitment:
...to help people in need all across the U.S. stay healthier and live longer by increasing access to medicines, medical supplies and health services.
When a tornado devastates a town, we are there with critical aid for survivors. When an uninsured person needs immediate health care, we are there to help them get it.
Working with our dedicated donors and partners, we save lives and livelihoods.
Safety Net Partners
AmeriCares provides millions of dollars in donated medicines and medical supplies to a network of health care partners serving the poor in more than 40 states.
As an essential link in the social safety net, these clinics ensure that the uninsured and underinsured receive high quality, primary care for conditions such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension. Many clinics offer an expanded range of services, such as pediatric exams, vaccinations, dentistry and mental health. Included in our network of trusted clinic partner are hundreds of free clinics, federally qualified health centers, and other providers seeking to improve access to care.
We also supply our U.S. health care partners:
...With easier access to medical resources online when you open our US Access portal to see about finding the available medicines and supplies your organization needs.
...With an online source of important shared information when you visit the website freeclinicstoday.com
...With new data and analysis about major issues including:
Learn more about our safety net partners:United States
National Volunteer Week shines a well-deserved spotlight on the crucial work of the dedicated volunteers at AmeriCares.
Since 2009, AmeriCares has supported Community Health Worx clinic in Alexandria, LA with shipments of chronic care and over-the-counter medicines, vaccine vouchers and medical supplies, as well as emergency medical aid for Hurricane Isaac.
The HEALing Community Center, one of 400+ free clinics supported by AmeriCares, provides preventive, primary and specialty care for poor and uninsured people in Atlanta, Georgia.
Every day, in communities across the United States, AmeriCares helps families stay healthier and live longer, by increasing access to crucial health services. In 2011, the U.S. was AmeriCares top aid recipient, with more than $150 million in medicines, free medical care for the uninsured, and disaster aid delivered to help families in crisis right here at home.
The Open Door Health Clinic – among the 400+ clinics supported by AmeriCares -- serves more than 3,200 poor and uninsured patients each year.
Patient Assistance Program
Too many people in America have to choose between paying their bills and buying their medications.
Uninsured people with chronic conditions like cancer and diabetes have to pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars at retail pharmacies for medicines they need to survive.
As a result, far too many of the prescriptions written by clinic doctors - go unfilled and people suffer. In response, AmeriCares serves people in extreme medical and financial need by providing lifesaving medicines through generous donations from our pharmaceutical partners. 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.
You can access information on our partners, the medications we provide through them, and download Patient Assistance applications by clicking on the links below:
Takeda Patient Assistance Program (Actos, Actoplus Met, Amitiza, Dexilant, Duetact, Rozerem, Uloric)
P.O. Box 66552
St. Louis, MO 63166-6552
AmeriCares Free Clinics
I came to help at the free clinic, because it gave me the chance to practice medicine the way I was trained to do—serving patients first—with high quality care. AmeriCares Volunteer Physician
Since 1994, AmeriCares has provided free, quality health care to Connecticut’s uninsured population. Currently, we maintain clinics in Norwalk, Bridgeport and Danbury, 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.