Fee Assistance Programs

Community Services Benefit Programs

Manatee County Community Services Section provides a host of services for the economically disadvantaged. Qualified recipients may receive assistance with prescriptions, ambulance fees, and indigent burial.

Ambulance Fee Payment Assistance

Provides assistance with Ambulance fees from Manatee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Who is Eligible:

Assistance is based on a sliding fee scale for Manatee County residents with incomes less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

For questions and/or an appointment, please call (941) 749-3030

Burial Assistance

The indigent burial program provides assistance with burial or cremation services.

In all instances, cremation shall be the preferred method of disposition. However, reasonable efforts will be made to comply with a request for burial at the request of a relative of the deceased.

Should the family of the deceased wish burial and do not have a plot, burial is available at the New Memphis Cemetery in Palmetto.

Who is Eligible:

An individual whose death occurs in Manatee County who has no known advance directives, authorized representative, or next of kin, willing and able to make final disposition of the remains of the deceased person.

For further information, please call (941) 749-3030

Prescription Assistance

Provides assistance with prescriptions for Manatee County residents to reduce the incidence of major medical care or hospitalization. 

Who is Eligible:

Note: This is a program of last resort. Any other available prescription assistance shall be utilized and exhausted prior to an eligible recipient receiving assistance.  Residents are eligible for three months, requiring recertification annually.

For an appointment, please call (941) 749-3030

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