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Resources for Health Care in Massachusetts

For more information about health care reform, quality and cost data, hospital and community health center locations, and state agencies that provide information related to Massachusetts state agencies that provide health care related information, please visit our Resources for Health Care in Massachusetts .

Find an HSN Provider

The Health Safety Net can only pay for services provided by acute care hospitals and community health centers in Massachusetts. The links below list providers that may accept HSN, including locations and contact information. Contact the provider to see what services they offer to HSN patients.

HSN Health Centers

HSN Hospitals

HSN Dental Service Locations

HSN Pharmacies

Please note, in most cases HSN pharmacies are only able to fill prescriptions written by a provider from the affiliated hospital or health center indicated in the list.

How to File a Grievance

Patients may request that the Health Safety Net conduct a review of an eligibility determination, or of provider compliance with the Health Safety Net regulation. To file a grievance with the HSN, send a letter to

Health Safety Net
Attn: HSN Grievances
100 Hancock Street, 6th floor
Quincy, MA 02171

At a minimum, the letter should include your name and address. If possible, it should also include information about the situation, the reason for the grievance, the provider’s name (if a provider is involved), and any other relevant information. The more information you give, the better. It is very important to include the provider’s name if a provider is involved.

More information is available in the Health Safety Net Eligible Services regulation (101 CMR 613.00 in section 613.04(3)). Questions about filing a grievance should be directed to the HSN Help Line at the number listed below.

Help Line Information

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Health Safety Net?

The Health Safety Net is a fund set up to help pay for health services for certain low income uninsured and underinsured individuals. The Health Safety Net used to be called the Uncompensated Care Pool (UCP), or Free Care.

2. Where can I use the Health Safety Net?

You can use the Health Safety Net at hospitals and community health centers. However, at most hospitals, the doctors bill separately. The Health Safety Net will pay for hospital facility charges (for example beds, nurses, and equipment), but you may have to pay bills for the doctors and for services like lab tests and x-rays. Be sure to check with your doctor first to see if the Health Safety Net will cover all the services you receive, or just some.

3. How long will I be eligible for the Health Safety Net?

You may have Health Safety Net eligibility for up to a year, but you may receive review forms before the year is over. If you get review forms or any other forms asking for information, please complete them as soon as possible. If your address, phone number, health insurance, or income changes, you need to call the MassHealth office (1-888-665-9993) immediately to give them your new information.

4. Do I need to be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the Health Safety Net?

You do not need to be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the Health Safety Net. You do need to live in Massachusetts and provide proof identity. More information can be found in the Member Booklet for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs (ACA-1) .

5. What are Health Safety Net Primary and Health Safety Net Secondary?

If you do not have any other insurance, and qualify based on income, you will have Health Safety Net Primary. If you have other insurance, and qualify based on income, you will get Health Safety Net Secondary. If you have Health Safety Net Secondary, your other insurance will need to be first billed for health services you get before the Health Safety Net is billed.

6. How do I apply for the Health Safety Net?

You may apply using the MassHealth application called the Application for Health and Dental Coverage and Help Paying Costs (ACA-3) form. You can get a paper application by calling MassHealth at 1-800-841-2900 or meet the financial counselors at your local hospital or community health center for help with the application.

7. I have a letter that says I am eligible for ConnectorCare. What happens if I do not enroll in ConnectorCare? Can I still get health services from the Health Safety Net?

If you have been determined eligible for ConnectorCare, you have 90 days of HSN eligibility starting on your date of application to enroll in a ConnectorCare plan. If you do not enroll within this time period, you will no longer be eligible for HSN.

8. I have a deductible listed for my Health Safety Net. Where should I send that payment?

You can pay your deductible to the hospital or community health center after you get services. The hospital or community health center will bill you for the amount that you owe. It is very important to keep track of your payments so that you have a record of when you reach your deductible.

9. I have Medicare. Am I still eligible for the Health Safety Net?

Yes, as long as you meet all the eligibility requirements for the Health Safety Net, including income below 400% FPL. The Health Safety Net can pay for services that Medicare does not cover, as long as you get the care at a hospital or community health center. The Health Safety Net pays for your services after Medicare or any other insurance you may have has already been billed.

10. What are the co-payments for the Health Safety Net?

Patients ages 21 and older who use the Health Safety Net have to pay co-payments for prescription drugs. The co-payment amounts are $1 for generic drugs in the following drug classes: antihyperglycemics (diabetes drugs), antihypertensives (high blood pressure drugs), and antihyperlipidemics (high cholesterol drugs). The co-payment is $3.65 for other generic drugs and $3.65 for brand-name drugs. There is an annual maximum of $250 per patient on pharmacy co-payments.

11. Where can I fill my prescriptions with the Health Safety Net?

HSN has a limited number of CHC or hospital outpatient pharmacies in its network and each requires that your prescription be written by a clinician who works at that affiliated facility. In most cases, you will need to see a doctor at the hospital or community health center where the pharmacy is located in order to have your prescription filled there. The Health Safety Net will not pay for prescriptions you get filled at a local retail pharmacy (for example, CVS, Walgreens, etc.) unless they have a special agreement with a neighboring Community Health Center.

12. I have private insurance with a high hospital deductible. Am I eligible for the Health Safety Net?

Yes, as long as you qualify based on your income. Your provider will first bill your insurance for services. Then your provider will bill you for any deductible required for the Health Safety Net. Only afterwards, will the hospital be able to bill the Health Safety Net for the deductible required by your private insurance. The Health Safety Net will pay for deductibles and coinsurance, but not for co-payments required by private insurance plans.

13. I had ConnectorCare but did not pay my premium. Am I eligible for the Health Safety Net?

No. Patients who fail to pay their ConnectorCare premiums are not eligible for the Health Safety Net. You may be able to work out a payment plan with the Health Connector, even after termination. Please contact the Health Connector at 1-877-MA-ENROLL for more information.

Sex offender found guilty of downloading, emailing child porn gets life in


Sex offender found guilty of downloading, emailing child porn gets life in prison

William Mutton Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

A registered sex offender convicted of downloading and sharing child pornography over two years was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole.

A Clackamas County jury found William A. Mutton guilty of first- and second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse last month. He has two prior felony sex crime convictions and was sentenced under a “three strikes”-like Oregon law aimed at predatory sex offenders.

In this case, prosecutors said, Mutton, 57, had downloaded and emailed child pornography 10 times between January 2013 and June 2015. His attorney suggested he receive three years and nine months in prison instead.

The latest conviction marks Mutton’s third in Clackamas County in nearly 11 years, court records show.

Mutton was convicted of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse in October 2006 in Clackamas County. In that case, he admitted to downloading child pornography and was sentenced to 25 days in jail and ordered to register as a sex offender.

In December 2010, he was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison as well as five years of post-prison supervision for attempted first-degree sexual abuse. In that case, a 14-year-old girl reported Mutton took her to Timothy Lake, put his hands under her shirt and touched her breasts.

In the latest case, the Oregon Department of Justice received a tip in May 2015 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of a child pornography image that was linked to Mutton’s Gmail account.

Mutton was still on post-prison supervision at the time and living in transitional housing in Oregon City provided by a nonprofit group called Free on the Outside. He later admitted to investigators that he downloaded child pornography and masturbated to it, court documents said. Child pornography also was found on his computer and other electronics.

The latest case showed Mutton has an ongoing sexual interest in children, particularly underaged girls, and appears unwilling to follow the law despite earlier prison time, Clackamas County prosecutor Sarah Dumont said in court documents.

Mutton’s attorney, Stephen Kelly, wrote in a sentencing memo that a life sentence would be disproportionate punishment for the crime. “Sending an email photograph, no matter how lewd or lascivious, should not elevate” Mutton’s sentence to a life term without parole, he wrote.

Oregon sentencing guidelines call for a conviction on first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse to have a range of three to nearly four years in prison, Kelly said.

Kelly also argued that his client has a pornography addiction, that none of Mutton’s convictions have been for Measure 11 offenses, that a psychosexual evaluation found he was a “low to moderate risk” to reoffend and that he was open to treatment to manage his “sexual behavior problems.”

Mutton’s life sentence comes after another man with prior felony sex convictions was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Washington County for his latest crime. Terry Iversen, 49, admitted to masturbating behind a woman on a MAX train last October and convicted of public indecency.

He has a string of convictions dating back to the 1980s including public indecency, second-degree sodomy and third-degree rape.

— Everton Bailey Jr.

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