CarePartners, an innovative program led by MaineHealth, connects low-income and uninsured Maine people with free or low-cost healthcare services and care management. Now celebrating its fifteenth year of service, CarePartners has connected nearly 12,000 program enrollees to over $90 million in donated care since 2001.
The program, a partnership between MaineHealth, physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, helps adults who don’t qualify for public or private coverage get comprehensive, medically necessary care. CarePartners serves residents of Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, and York counties. The typical CarePartners enrollee makes about $754 per month and is not eligible for private or public health insurance.
“CarePartners has allowed me to feel secure about medical issues that arise. When I need to see a doctor, the financial stress is eliminated,” explained an individual enrolled with the program.
CarePartners is made possible by the commitment of participating providers. In Lincoln County, the CarePartners program is administered by LincolnHealth. Since 2001, the program has connected 1,180 enrollees to more than $13.7 million in donated care.