Mass health programs

Mass Health Standard

Full medical coverage.

Can be used with Medicare.

Limited income and asset guidelines. 

MassHealth Buy-In

Pays for Medicare Part B premium and makes a person eligible for Extra Help through the Social Security Administration which pays for drug plan premium, plan deductible and fixes the copays on medications. ​There are three levels of income guidelines. 

Health Safety Net

A state program that helps pay for services/medications at a community health clinic or pays for hospital deductible for those who have Medicare.

Frail Elder Waiver

MassHealth benefits for persons over 60 years of age. Must be nursing home level of care.

MassHealth for Caretaker Relatives

Parent or caregiver of a child under 19 years of age. ​

Extra Help

A federal program to help people pay for their prescriptions. Subject to income and asset limits.

1-800-243-4636 (option 3) for more assistance