Americares is the largest provider of medical aid to the U.S. health care safety net. We help partner clinics increase service capacity, provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients.
Americares U.S Medical Assistance Program last year delivered $153 million in medicines and supplies to more than 800 clinics and health centers. This year we continue to expand our efforts and support a network of 1,000 clinics and health centers serving more than 7 million patients in need.
We are licensed or authorized to distribute prescription medications in all 50 states.
These free and charitable clinics and health centers leverage shared and donated resources to build programs that continuously find innovative approaches to better health care
The network serves the uninsured and underinsured with high quality, primary care for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and mental health. Many safety net partners also offer an expanded range of services, such as pediatric exams, vaccinations and dentistry. Our partners can find important shared educational information that will help them deliver high quality patient care at SafetyNetCenter.org
Our work in the United States is informed by our experience operating four Free Clinics in Connecticut for low-income uninsured patients.
No one should have to choose between paying their bills and buying their medications.
Through the Patient Assistance Program we work with pharmaceutical donors to provide access to medicines for low income U.S. patients without prescription drug coverage who would otherwise not be able to obtain needed medicines for chronic or long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
“Medicine for the poor should not be poor medicine”.
By collecting and reporting on a standardized set of quality measures, the Roadmap to Health Equity will lay a foundation for improvements in care and give clinics a tool to demonstrate quality of care and assess their progress in promoting health equity.