Are you eligible for PALCO?

PALCO eligibility has three parts:  income, place of residence; and access to health insurance.

To Qualify for PALCO:

Your income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

● Single person with an income of $21,780 or below;

● Family of two with an income of $29,420 or below;

● Family of three with an income of $37,060 or below;

● Family of four with an income of $44,700 or below;

● Family of five with an income of $52,340 or below.

You must have lived in Lancaster County for longer than 3 months. (proof of residency required)

  You cannot have, or qualify for, any type of health insurance including Medicare and Medicaid.

Once enrolled in PALCO, each participant is responsible to:

• Pay the co pay to the physician.

• Tell the referring doctor or PALCO staff if your income changes or if you obtain health insurance.

• Pay all bills for any appointments you schedule outside the PALCO program.

• Notify the physician office at least 24 hours in advance if you must cancel an appointment.

• Arrive at appointments 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Bring any forms or documents provided by the PALCO office or referring physician.

• Conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner when interacting with PALCO staff, volunteers, and all doctors & practices.

You will not be able to participate in PALCO if you miss two scheduled appointments without calling the doctor’s office.

24 hour in advance.


Through a grant from Highmark, we are able to provide comprehensive information about how to obtain prescription medications.

A prescription facilitator working one-on-one with each participant will ensure that many uninsured people in Lancaster County will have access to the medications they require for sustaining their life and well-being.

Maintaining this access to medications will remove the burden from physician offices to educate uninsured people on how to obtain medications, and will lower the administrative costs of the physician offices that provide access to the medical care for the county's uninsured population.  Please contact:  Anu Varadajan @ 717.394.1595 etc 104 or email:


It has been an honor to work shoulder to shoulder with physicians to help hard working people at a critical time in their lives. PALCO provides a unique opportunity to help patients get timely, highest quality medical care in a way no other program currently exists to fill that void.”

Dr. Christopher Hager

PALCO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

 Affordable Health Care

480 New Holland Ave., Ste 8202

Lancaster, PA 17602


717.735.9586 Fax


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