CareFirst gives over $400,000 to expand access to health care on Eastern Shore

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – For those who are uninsured or under-insured, help is on the way.

On Monday, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region’s largest health insurer presented grants to three organizations in Cambridge to improve access to health care.

Recipients include Chase Brexton Health Care, Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center and University Maryland Baltimore Foundation’s Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rural Areas program for substance use disorder patients.

These organizations deal with a variety of patients who don’t have coverage or little coverage, including those who suffer from substance use disorders.

Chase Brexton in Easton also provides primary care and even specialize in HIV-transgender care.

President of Chase Brexton, Patrick Mutch says, “What it really enables us to do though is to take care of the patients that are on Medicaid assistance and as well as uninsured. We have a very large population of uninsured patients that come to us and we can continue to provide that care.”

For links to services:

For Chase Brexton, click here.

For Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, click here.

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