Did you know it’s possible for insured patients to make an impact – just using your normal copayment?
We believe that no one, regardless of insurance status, should be denied quality, life-changing care. For those without insurance coverage, healthcare services and prescription expenses can add up fast. But that’s where Copay It Forward comes in.
In 2021, insured patients of Metro Inclusive Health provided $566,950 in free healthcare services to uninsured members of our Tampa Bay community. How? By participating in our Copay It Forward program. It’s easy! All you have to do is use your normal insurance copay to fill prescriptions at one of our partner pharmacies.
There is no extra cost to insured patients. As a nonprofit community health center, METRO can bill insurance companies standard rates, while receiving a discount for certain prescription medications. The difference creates funding that can support under-or-uninsured patients seeking care.
While a number of organizations participate in what’s known as the 340b program, METRO has a longstanding commitment to putting that money to work in our community. Not only in the form of free healthcare services, but also for food security, housing security and to support job creation at four Tampa Bay locations.
Convenience meets reward. With on-site pharmacies, labs and over 100 health services and programs, Metro Inclusive Health is a complete one-stop provider for individuals and entire families alike.
With the added benefit of our Copay it Forward program, you enjoy top-notch service while knowing that your quality healthcare is providing that same quality healthcare for uninsured members of our community.
Metro Inclusive Health currently works with over 60 pharmacies across Tampa Bay, including AB Specialty Pharmacy, CVS and Walgreens locations. All allow for pick up or discreet delivery. See our full list of partner locations here.
We accept most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. See our list of accepted insurances, or speak to a METRO representative to see if we accept your insurance.
Thanks to patients like you, we’ve been able to increase the program’s impact significantly year over year. With your help, we hope to reach our goal of providing over $600,000 in free services for 2022.