Health Kentucky was at the forefront of helping Kentucky's low income patients gain access to health care when it began its mission in 1984 as a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Health Kentucky has formed partnerships with state trade and professional associations, volunteer health care providers, the Cabinet for Health Services, and the Cabinet for Families and Children. More than 300,000 individuals have been served since the organization's inception.
The volunteer health care providers, dentists and four pharmaceutical companies provide free health care and medications to eligible patients through programs sponsored by their respective state trade and professional associations. Patient eligibility is determined by Health Kentucky or approved satallite site once the correct paperwork/eligibility documention is received. Also elgibility is determined on a as needed basis for changes in income, household size and resources.The Cabinet for Health Services staffs a toll-free hot line, which provides patients with referrals to participating health care providers. Health Kentucky promotes its services through various outreach activities, manages the volunteer health-care network and administers the programs.
We are Health Kentucky. Our vision is to provide all low income and uninsured Kentuckians access to health care.
To arrange and promote access to health care for low income, uninsured Kentuckians by:
- Coordinating a network of enrollment sites for patients.
- Coordinating a network of volunteer health care providers.
- Collaborating with other organizations that address the health care delivery system.
We are Health Kentucky — a network of caring.