Santa Clara County offers residents a monthly subsidy to offset medical expenses
Eligible residents may receive financial assistance to offset high medical expenses through Phase Two of Santa Clara County’s MedAssist program.
The new phase of MedAssist will also offer pharmacist-led counseling and education services, including assistance with refill coordination, medication education, addressing barriers to medication adherence, and more.
The financial assistance will take the form of a monthly grant to cover life-saving medications, such as inhalers and anti-diabetics. Residents of Santa Clara County can enroll in the MedAssist program by visiting https://medassist.sccgov.org/.
The MedAssist program was designed in response to rising medical costs to support the “missing middle” population that resides in Santa Clara County. According to the county, many of these community members are paying high fees for lifesaving drugs, despite having health insurance.
MedAssist aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for qualified Santa Clara County residents by easing some of the financial burden that accompanies many life-threatening conditions. Learn more about the Santa Clara County MedAssist program here.