The Bridge the Gap Mission
“To Sustain or Enhance the Quality of Life of our Community”
Many years ago, the physician community, led by Dr. John Scott, determined a need to sponsor a prescription program to assist those who cannot always afford their medications. Patients often have to choose between food and needed medications, due to limited incomes. Quincy Catholic Charities MedAssist Program provides this service to area residents regardless of race, color, or religious beliefs.
The first fifteen years of Bridge the Gap to Health has helped the QCC MedAssist Program leverage over 49,000 prescriptions, valued at $18 million, to help those in need receive their prescription medication. All money raised from this event stays in the community. The need continues each and every day and we rely on your support to continue providing this valuable service to our friends, family, and neighbors. Donations to the QCC MedAssist program are tax-deductible.
How does the MedAssist Program Work?
The MedAssist Program has two main components. The traditional program assists individuals to leverage long-term prescription medications, by accessing pharmaceutical companies’ assistance programs. Our trained advocates network with the patient’s physician and the pharmaceutical company to ensure the patient receives their medications. The target population of the MedAssist program is those who have no or limited prescription drug coverage.
The second component offers additional assistance to help with immediate medication costs/co-pays, depending on the situation. The goal of the program is to sustain or enhance the quality of life of our clients. Click here to learn more about the immediate medication program.
For more information on the MedAssist Program, please call (217) 222-0958.