In Alton, Decatur, Effingham, Granite City, Mattoon and Quincy. For information on locations, call the office nearest you.

Some people find that their budgets will not stretch to include both food and prescription medicines. At Catholic Charities, we believe that no one should be without prescribed medications because they cannot afford to pay for them. The staff of the MedAssist program help individuals determine their eligibility and assist their applications for the programs that the pharmaceutical companies have for the poor. Every dollar contributed provides $7 in medication for members of your community -that is a 700% return on your donated dollars.

Quotes from some of the people who participate in the MedAssist Program:

  • "If it wasn't for this program, I don't know what would happen to me. I am very grateful to know when your life depends on med. That there is someone out there to help you. It means so much not to have to worry about bills, your sickness, family." Words of a Morrisonville MedAssist client.
  • "We can't thank you enough for helping us to get on the MedAssist program! With all our medical bills, plus the cost of our medicines, we almost used all our income to pay for pills to stay alive." From a Springfield area person helped by the program.
  • “I am the caretaker of my 83 year old mother who has very limited income and currently takes 2 prescriptions- Celexa and Zystic. I am a single parent of two teenagers and wanted to express my appreciation for the medication program called MedAssist through Catholic Charities."

Area Offices 

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Phone: 1.618.462.0634

Hours: By Appointment Only. 
Phone: 1.217.428.3458

Hours:  Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
            Appointments encouraged.
Phone/Email: 1.217.857.1458, ext. 108, Sr. Kathleen Bushur:

Granite City
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Phone: 1.618.877.1184

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.