FARMINGTON — CarePartners Plus, a new program at Franklin Memorial Hospital, offers health insurance with a marketplace provider and MaineHealth Free Care. It provides free or low-cost health care and prescriptions.

Patients get to choose a silver-level marketplace plan that works best for them, plus free or low-cost health care and prescriptions. They also are offered a case manager if they’d like help navigating the health care system and accessing social services such as General Assistance, adult education, clothing, eyeglasses and SNAP/food resources, among others.

Benefits for patients include:

• Low cost or no monthly insurance premium.

• Free health care from MaineHealth providers and other providers and hospitals that also offer free care.

• Free or low-cost medications.


• No obligation to keep the insurance for the full year.

Those who qualify include:

• Individuals or families who are U.S. citizens with an annual income at or below $27,180 for single person/$55,500 for family of four.

• An asylum seeker or legal permanent resident who is not eligible for MaineCare due to immigration status and has an income below $27,180. Applicants also must have a Social Security number and a work authorization card.

• Patients or spouses who are not offered health insurance through work.

All participants must file taxes for the year in which they receive benefits from this program.

The Access to Care office is in room 1065 by the Franklin Memorial Hospital front lobby.

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