Free or low-cost care

Your family member may be able to get free care through a program called Massachusetts Health Safety Net (HSN).

This may be an option if:

  • your family member's income is low enough, or

  • if they don't qualify for MassHealth because they are not a U.S. citizen

Here's what you can do:

  1. Ask your local health center about the Massachusetts Health Safety Net to see if your family member qualifies. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download a PDF list of the health centers in Massachusetts.

  2. Apply for MassHealth if you have not already done so.

  3. Learn more on the Health Safety Net Website.

  4. If your family can't pay the MassHealth premium, apply for a Hardship Waiver. Click the link below to learn more.

Sources: Commonwealth of MA, MassHealth