Medical Access Program
The Medical Access Program staff at Grand View Hospital helps people get the medical care they need right away, regardless of their ability to pay. The program provides low-cost medical care for a short period of time; how much help you receive is based on what you can or cannot afford.
To participate in Grand View’s Medical Access Program, you must first meet with our social workers. Please bring check stubs from your paycheck, unemployment compensation or Social Security income to your meeting. This will help to prove that you would have a hard time paying your medical bills. Our social workers will also need to know how many people are in your family. They will ask you who gets money from a job or anywhere else. Our social workers will let you know if you can be part of the program. At that time, and not before, you may be able to get medical tests and other medical services at lower costs.
Who Coordinates the Medical Access Program?
The Medical Access Program is coordinated by the Grand View Hospital Medical Access Committee. This committee is made up of hospital leaders, doctors and social workers.
The Medical Access Program Can Help You:
- Find a doctor for an illness, injury or other health problem at a lower fee.
- Obtain medical tests or other needed medical care.
- Get prescriptions filled (one time).
- Apply for a government program that allows you to get low-cost prescriptions for an extended period of time.
- Apply for government health insurance programs such as Medical Assistance or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program).
- Arrange for services such as blood tests, X-rays and physical therapy related to your illness or injury.
- Get information and learn of other people in the community who can help you with your immediate medical needs.
- Find people or groups who can help you with your long-term health needs.
- Advise you on finding help for future medical care.
How Does the Medical Access Program Work?
- You will have to pay some of the costs associated with your medical care. Doctors and social workers will decide what you will pay. If you do not pay the agreed-upon amount, we will remove you from the program.
- If you are unable to keep scheduled appointments, you must call the doctor’s office to cancel.
- The doctor or clinic will send you to specialists if you need them. You must tell the social workers about all tests, referrals or services ordered by the doctor. Please talk to your social worker about your need for follow-up care.
- If you do not follow your social worker’s instructions, we will remove you from the program. This includes filling out Medical Assistance forms, applying for patient assistance programs and so on. You must also follow your doctor’s orders.
- Any services or tests must be done at Grand View Hospital or other Grand View locations.
- The Grand View Hospital Pharmacy will only fill prescriptions during normal business hours (Monday through Friday; 8 am to 4:30 pm).