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Who This Serves:  Patients who have demonstrated financial need.

What:  Funds are provided to help the uninsured and underinsured pay their health care costs.

Where:  Hospitals and clinics throughout Samaritan’s tri-county region of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

When:  All year. Patient applications renew annually.

Why:  Patient Support programs promote equal access to health care.

  • More than $82,000 in assistance was distributed in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties in both 2020 and 2021.
  • 700 community members are being assisted with expenses, such as medical bills, transportation, prescriptions, nutritional supplements and groceries.

Campaign Goal:  $680,000.

Lead Foundations:  All Samaritan foundations.

 

“I just wanted to share a happy story about one of my patients. He gained three pounds this past month and contributes it to drinking the Ensure he received through the Samaritan Foundations Patient Support Program. He was so excited to share this with me and is hopeful he may gain another three pounds this month. He usually needs a wheelchair to come into the clinic and today he was walking by himself!”

~Grateful Caregiver

 

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