WMCHC provides other services that assist our patients with a variety of needs, such as:
Medication Bridge Program
To assist our patients with their long term pharmaceutical needs for chronic conditions, WMCHC participates in the Medication Bridge Program, which connects to the various pharmaceutical programs available. Medications are supplied by the pharmaceutical companies to patients who meet certain eligibility guidelines. Last year this program saved participants $434,231 in medication costs.
Adult Dental Services Fund: Tooth Extractions
This state-funded program pays for the cost of an adult tooth extraction. This is of great value to our patients, who typically do not have finances for restorative care or extractions.
Emergency Medication Fund
This fund, maintained entirely by fundraising activities and donations, assists our patients with their immediate pharmaceutical needs (such as antibiotics, which Medication Bridge does not cover) or to assist patients with their medications during the processing period for Medication Bridge . Because of high medication costs and lack of insurance coverage, this is one of our most heavily accessed funds.
Given the distances involved in our area and the lack of public transportation, WMCHC saw a need to provide a method of helping patients get to their appointments at WMCHC, or to places as far away as Portland and Hanover ( Dartmouth ). The fund was started with a donation from the NH Electric Co-op, and is maintained entirely by donations and fundraising activities.
Medical Consultation Fund
This fund assists our uninsured or underinsured patients with paying for medically necessary services at other health facilities, when other assistance is not available. Started with a grant from the Skrungloo Foundation, this fund is also maintained entirely with donations and fund raising activities.
Shirley Rae Walker Moon Fund
Begun by Janice Crawford in honor of her mother, this fund assists women who do not qualify for any other program in obtaining mammograms and ultrasounds for screening or diagnostic purposes. WMCHC is the administrator for this fund, which is maintained by private donations.
Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund
The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund was established in 2008 by Brenda and Richard Leavitt of Fryeburg, Maine, in honor of their daughter, who passed away at the age of 22 from diabetic complications. This fund, administered by WMCHC and maintained by private donations, is designed to help our diabetic patients with needed supplies, support, healthcare, and education.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a genetic disorder that results from abnormal levels of certain hormones. This fund helps low income women with paying for tests relating to the diagnosis of PCOS. The force behind the fund is Jean Potter Murphy, and initial funding came from the Bob and Jean Murphy Family Fund, managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.