For Patients

We offer Mental Health Access (copay or deductible) Assistance to youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) who live in Lancaster County and have financial need.

NEW! Mental Health Access Assistance

Formerly Mental Health Copay Assistance program

Our Mental Health Access Assistance program provides monetary assistance to youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) who live in Lancaster County and have financial need. We will cover costs up to $40 per visit (towards copay or deductible) to a licensed behavioral healthcare provider.

Who Qualifies?

  • Resident of Lancaster County, PA
  • Persons age 0-25 years old, or a parent/guardian of a dependent child age 0-25 years old
  • Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Must have private insurance
  • Must have a copay OR an unmet deductible
Note: Patients must re-enroll with us each year so that we can verify their income eligibility.
Persons in family/householdPoverty guideline (250%)
For more information check the 2023 Poverty Guidelines Chart

How It Works

  • Qualified applicants will be matched with a local behavioral healthcare provider participating in our program
  •  The behavioral healthcare provider will send Touchstone Foundation an invoice of the remaining balance after your copay or deductible is paid
  • We will cover costs up to $40 per visit


Note: Qualified applicants with an existing provider can have their provider sign up to participate in our program.

This is NOT

  • An insurance substitute – however, we can assist clients with insurance enrollment and referrals
  • Financial assistance for prescriptions
  • Financial assistance for primary care or emergency room visits

Need Health Insurance?

Pennsylvania’s Health Access Network provides free assistance in understanding, applying for, and enrolling in health coverage, as well as troubleshooting problems. Review their frequently asked questions.

FAQ: What are my health coverage options?

If you need health coverage or do not receive it from your employer, you may be eligible for one of the following types of coverage:

  • Free health coverage for low-income Pennsylvanians (Known as Medicaid, ACCESS, or Medical Assistance)
  • Free or low cost health coverage for children under 19 (The Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP)
  • Healthcare you can purchase on your own. 9 out of 10 people qualify for financial assistance! (Known as Pennie, Obamacare, or Marketplace Coverage)
  • Healthcare programs for people with disabilities, such as Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD), Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS), or Medicare
  • Health coverage for people over 65 (Medicare)


Additional Questions? Call or text Pennsylvania’s Health Access Network’s helpline at (877) 570-3642

Get up to $40 covered for your mental health visits today!

Need more information? Reach out to our Programs Manager, Shanece Bowman with any additional questions, comments or concerns |