Vineyard Health Care Access Program
The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits. We help people to apply for, enroll in, and maintain coverage in health insurance programs including MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare, Connector Care, and Qualified Health Plans. We also provide assistance with other government benefits like Social Security Disability and Food Stamps. We support our clients by ‘navigating’ the bureaucracies of government benefits and private health insurance so Islanders can not only enroll in, but also maintain these essential benefits.
Other services include our Prescription Assistance program which includes counseling for Medicare Part D (drug plans) and other prescription programs, and an emergency fund for short-term assistance paying for medicine and medical transportation; Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental service for children of all ages and low-income seniors and disabled adults; and referrals to health care providers and related community resources.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday and Saturday by appointment (508-696-0020)
Adults With Disabilities, Alternative / Holistic Health, Behavioral Health, Child Health, Child Mental Health, Child Nutrition, Children with Disabilities, Dental Care, Disability Benefits, Disability Services, Drug Prescription Assistance, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Geriatric Mental Health, Government benefits, Health Care, Health Care Proxy, Health Care Referrals, Health Education, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Counseling, Health Insurance Information, Health Screening/Diagnostic Services, Home Health, Home Health Aides, Home Health Care, Information and Referral, Mass Health, Maternal Health, Medicaid, Medical Transportation, Medicare Information, Men's Health, Mental Health, Navigating the System, Neonatal Health, Newborn Health, Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition Programs, Orthopedics, orthotics, Physical Disability, Physician Referral, Podiatry, Prescription Drug Assistance, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health, SHINE, SNAP/Food stamps, Social Security