Did you know it’s possible for insured patients to make an impact – just using a 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.
What is Copay It Forward?
In 2022, insured patients of Metro Inclusive Health provided $660,485 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.
How does the program work?
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.
How does METRO use Copay It Forward funding?
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.
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What kind of healthcare is provided through Copay It Forward?
The short answer is, anything we offer. This includes primary or pediatric care to life-saving HIV care and behavioral health services, as well as medication copay assistance.
What's in it for insured patients?
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.
How many pharmacies participate, and is there one near me?
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.
What types of insurance do you accept?
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.
What is METRO's 2023 goal for Copay It Forward?
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 even more free services for 2023. Can you be part of helping us pass $660,000 this year?
How do I get started?
That’s the easy part. Call to speak with a METRO representative and schedule an appointment today: (727) 321-3854.