Safety Net Support

In 2004, Direct Relief launched a program to improve the health of vulnerable people throughout the United States. Our USA programs began as a way to find healthcare providers and equip them with donations of medicines, supplies, and basic equipment for people who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, Direct Relief’s program supports safety net providers by delivering no-cost pharmaceuticals and medical supplies on an ongoing basis. The Safety Net Support program leverages Direct Relief’s partnerships with companies that donate medicine and medical products to assist safety net providers care for their low-income patients who do not have health insurance.

Today, Direct Relief supports more than 1,100 community clinics, free clinics, and health centers across the country with donated medications, medical supplies, and other resources.

How It Works

Based on trusted partnerships built over the course of 60 years, Direct Relief secures product donations from pharmaceutical companies and medical supply manufacturers that can be used in the U.S. Direct Relief works directly with the National Association of Community Health Centers and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and other clinic and health center associations to support health facilities that provide care to uninsured and underserved patients. Become a partner.

Direct Relief provides clinics and health centers with the ability to receive medicines and supplies for their patients without health insurance free of cost.

Program Benefits

  • Strengthens the capacity of the healthcare safety net
  • Increases access to medications for patients who are unable to afford prescriptions
  • Reduces operational costs of clinics for medications and supplies