Mental Health CoPay Assistance Program increases eligibility to 250% of federal poverty guideline

by Shanece Bowman, Programs Manager

LOHF Mental Health Copay Assistance helps youth and children birth—25 years old, and parents of dependent children ages birth—25 years old, with a financial need. This program lowers copays to just $10 per visit to a licensed mental healthcare professional, such as a therapist or psychiatrist.

LOHF serves on average 150 underinsured or uninsured Lancaster County children and parents each year. Thanks to a grant from PNC Bank Foundation Neuber Charitable Trust, more children and parents are now eligible for this assistance. This grant has allowed us to increase the income qualification to 250% of the federal poverty guideline. For example:

  • A single person with an income of $31,225 or below
  • A family of two with an income of $42,275 or below
  • A family of three with an income of $53,325 or below
  • A family of four with an income of $64,375 or below

Families have enough hurdles to accessing mental healthcare. The LOHF Mental Health Copay Assistance removes financial barriers that prevent those in need from seeking, or maintaining, mental healthcare.

We regularly have new clients call, and when they find out what they have to pay despite having health insurance, they decline to start treatment. By participating in the program it has allowed us to remove this barrier so clients can get the mental health treatment they need.”- Alison Pidgeon, MA, LPC, CEO of Move Forward Counseling, LLC


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Or contact Programs Manager, Shanece Bowman or (717) 397-8722.