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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. Health Access combines donated physician care, hospital services, and medication assistance in a coordinated program led by the Medical Society deisgned to complement and enhance the work of existing low-income clinics and other community agencies. 


HealthAccess' focus is on preventive care rather than emergency care and help individuals establish a "medical home" to provide better continuity of care.

A new place to turn for healthcare…

HealthAccess is a referral network available to existing clinics and other agencies that provide medical care to low-income uninsured patients. HealthAccess is designed to provide comprehensive health care services that are beyond the scope of care available at these clinics and agencies.


Patients enrolled in the program receive necessary physician care and hospital care, and medication assistance. 


What is donated through this program?

Physical Health Services: Specialty office visits; hospital services; inpatient and outpatient services; lab and X-ray; and generic prescription medications.


Medications Assistance


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.