CHP receives grant for medical care for low-income residents

The Community Health Partnership received a grant for $22,500 from Kaiser Permanente to support the Coordinated Access to Community Health program.

CATCH is a program for low-income residents that provides referrals for primary care, speciality consultations and ancillary services like x-rays and laboratory tests. Doctors donate services to patients and a prescription drug program is also available.

To qualify, residents must have income at 200 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines with little or no insurance.

In 2012, CATCH served more than 2,800 individuals—making  referrals to primary care and specialty care worth $43,000 in services donated by physicians; filling more than 15,000 prescriptions (at an average value of $240 per prescription); and providing nearly $755,000 in x-rays, laboratory services and specialty tests. In the first quarter of 2013, the program has assisted 1,446 individuals with services and medications totaling $1.1 million. It’s on track to provide basic health care needs for nearly 3,000 people in the Pikes Peak region this year.