What is SCMS HealthAccess?
SCMS HealthAccess is a community partnership to improve access to health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Topeka and Shawnee County. HealthAccess combines donated physician care, hospital services, and medication assistance in a coordinated program led by the Medical Society designed to complement and enhance the work of existing low-income clinics and other community agencies.
HealthAccess’ focus is on preventative care rather than emergent care and help individuals establish a “medical home” to provided better continuity of care.
A new place to turn for healthcare…
HealthAccess is a referral network available to existing clinics and other agencies that give medical care to the low-income uninsured. HealthAccess is designed to provide comprehensive health care services that are beyond the scope of care available at these clinics and agencies.
Patients can be referred to HealthAccess by doctors and nurses working in the Shawnee County Health Agency and by any participating physician member of the Shawnee County Medical Society as well as any participating optometrist.
Patients enrolled in the program receive necessary physician care and hospital care, and medication assistance.
What is donated through this program?
Physical Health Services: office visits; regular check ups; immunizations; hospital services; inpatient and outpatient services; lab and x-ray; and generic prescription medications.
1. There is a 12 month maximum coverage of $1000, and a maximum cost of $200 per prescription, unless additional funds are available and preauthorized by SCMS HealthAccess.
2. Most types, but not all generic medications are available through this program. Your physician may be contacted and asked to prescribe medications which are covered by the program.
3. A pharmacy may stop participating at any time, for any reason.
4. A co-pay per prescription will be required by your pharmacy.