Across the country, states struggle with the challenge of providing health-care access to their citizens who can't afford it. In Kentucky, one solution to the problem can be found in Health Kentucky, a nonprofit organization that has provided free health care to more than 300,000 patients since its inception in 1984.
Eligible patients receive free medical, dental care and medications through a statewide network of volunteer doctors, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, dentists. These individuals experience an improved quality of life — and peace of mind— when they can receive needed health care.
To the many volunteers in the medical community who contribute their time and resources, and to the many individuals and corporations who contribute funding to this important cause, Health Kentucky thanks you! Please consider giving time to help those in your community.
To learn more about this valuable mission and how it continues to benefit thousands of Kentuckians every year, we invite you to become a regular visitor to our Web site.
What is Health Kentucky and can it help me?
For many Kentucky residents the option of having access to healthcare does not exist. Families and individuals live in fear that one medical catastrophe could mean ruin for their future. A simple cold cannot be treated without incurring mounting medical bills. For those residents that are ineligible for any state programs, few options are left but the need still exists.
Addressing this need, Health Kentucky was created in 1984. Health Kentucky and the Kentucky Physicians Care Program's vision is that all uninsured Kentuckians living in poverty have access to quality healthcare. Eligible applicants must meet the requirements below:
1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident between the ages of 18-64
2. Applicant cannot be covered by any private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or Disability (SSI)
3. Household income level must be at or below 100% Federal Poverty guidelines. Resources must also be less than $2,000.00. This can be determined when completing the application.
Health Kentucky cannot:
1. Pay past medical bills
2. Pay for prescriptions other than those approved for our program
3. It does not aid with motor vehicle accident or work related injuries
4. Assist with disability determination
5. Cannot assist patients in crisis (no immediate approval can be granted-application process can take 7-10 working days)
Health Kentucky and the Kentucky Physicians Care program is unique because it encompasses its support solely from volunteers. It is a voluntary network of Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacies, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. They receive no incentives, rebates or monetary distributions for the services they provide. These volunteers make up the "safety net" that over 30,000 Kentuckians rely on.
Support for Health Kentucky comes from private contributions and special events. Click here to learn how your donations can help those in need.
Could you or someone you know benefit from Health Kentucky services? Call 1-800-633-8100 to learn more about the program or download our 2004 informational brochure by clicking here and learn more about the Health Kentucky program. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required. To download the free Acrobat Reader, click here.)
We are Health Kentucky — a network of caring.
If you think you may be eligible for free health care, please call our toll-free hot line at 1-800-633-8100 for additional information or you can apply at your County Department for Community Based Services.
Health Kentucky, Inc.
140 Consumer Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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