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MedAssist is a Prescription Assistance Program for eligible low-income people. The program is funded by the Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties in an on-going effort to ensure the health of our communities. The program provides assistance navigating the complex processes of specific pharmaceutical prescription assistance programs that provide free medications.

Medical practitioners, strapped for time in meeting patient needs, are often unable to keep up-to-date with the multiplicity of forms, let alone complete the applications and manage the process on their patients' behalf. More than 90% of Marion and Polk County practitioners refer patients who they believe are eligible for prescription assistance to our program. With a team of highly trained and dedicated staff who certify the clients' eligibility, we help the community members navigate through complex prescription assistance rules of each pharmaceutical company. This has relieved providers from the paperwork burden and it helps ensure positive outcomes because their patients can actually obtain the prescribed medications.

Since the program's inception in 2001, nearly 19 million in medications have been accessed for over 10,000 patients.

Project Access was formed in 2009 to address the medical care needs of uninsured, or underinsured, low-income patients and the need for comprehensive case management of donated medical services within the local healthcare community. This care includes out-patient specialty services by local practitioners, in-patient care in local hospitals, laboratory services, surgeries and other ancillary health services in effort to enhance and coordinate a continuum of care for uninsured, low-income community members. To date, more than 3,200 patients have received access to free care totaling more than $63 million.

In 2015, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Project Access helped with 1,824 claims and 6,065 procedures worth more than $2.5 million, demonstrating continued need for speciality care amongst minoritiies and low income residents throughout Marion and Polk counties!

Women's Health Program was acquired in 2013 after closure of the YWCA in effort to continue the valuable services of this long standing program. The Women's Health Program breaks down cultural and financial barriers to early detection and breast health education and services by navigating client services, providing mammogram vouchers and doing outreach to local women who are uninsured and do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan. The Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties is currently partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to address the high rate of late stage breast cancer diagnosis within the Latina community through their Latina Initiative.

Since October 2015, the Women's Health program has screened 448 women, an additional 224 through the Latina Initiative, educated 728 women on the importance of breast health and early detection and provided information to approximately 2,094 people through outreach efforts.

MOMS Plus program coordination has been transferred to WVP Health Authority as of February 13, 2017. You can call WVP at 503-371-7701 for more information.

Updated March 17, 2017

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