Health Related Resources
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We know how bad it is to need medical help and to have no
medical insurance. With this in mind we have put this page together, all
resources here are totally free for anyone living in the USA needing help,
Health care can be costly. If you have
health insurance, it usually pays at least part of your medical costs. If you
don't have insurance or need help with costs that aren't covered, financial
assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit
organizations can help. You can also discuss concerns about paying your medical
bills with your health care provider, social worker or the business office of
your clinic or hospital.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health
resources and services administration
Federally funded health centers care for you, even if you have
no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.
Health Centers provide health and dental care to
people of all ages, whether or not they have health insurance or the money to
pay for health care.
Community Health Center Locator
Find community health centers, migrant health centers, public housing primary
care projects and other sources of health care funded by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services through this site. You can search by location, types
of program and types of service.
for children up to age 19 who
are uninsured and in families who are earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid
Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation
Vaccine Injury Compensation
The Eldercare Locatortoll-free at 800-677-1116is a nationwide directory
assistance service designed to assist older persons and caregivers in finding
local support resources for aging Americans to help them remain independent in
their own homes. It can also help caregivers find ways to get a well deserved
break. The Eldercare Locator will provide names and phone numbers of
organizations within a desired location, anywhere in the country, Monday through
Friday, 9 am to 8 pm Eastern Time. For TDD/TTY, access the relay service at
202-855-1234, or to reach a live operator, call 202-855-1000.
Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) Information Center
The HRSA information center provides publications, resources and referrals on
health care services for low-income, uninsured individuals and those with
special health care needs via a comprehensive Web site or a toll-free number:
1-888-Ask-HRSA. More specifically, users will find detailed listings of
facilities that provide free or reduced-cost health services, information on
sites that provide comprehensive primary health care services for people living
with HIV, listings of dental providers who provide care to people living with
HIV, organ donor cards, etc.
Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Care
Did you know that nursing homes and other facilities are required to provide a
specific amount of free or below cost health care to people unable to pay?
Eligibility is based on the size of your family and your income. You apply for
Hill-Burton care at the facility where you were or will be treated.
Insure Kids Now!
This national campaign links the nation's 10 million uninsured childrenfrom
birth to age 18--to free and low-cost health insurance. The campaign puts
families in direct contact with state children's health insurance programs
through this Web site, the toll-free hotline 1-877-KIDS-NOW, and other outreach.
Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals
and families with low incomes and resources. This program assists States in
providing medical long-term care assistance to people who meet certain
eligibility criteria. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and
health-related services for people with limited income.
Medicare: Extra Help for People With
The Social Security Administration and the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) are working together to provide persons with limited income and
resources extra help paying for their prescription drugs. A new Medicare
Prescription Drug Program offers help with prescription drug costs. The new
program gives you a choice of prescription plans that offer various types of
coverage. You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual
deductible, and co-payments related to the new Medicare Prescription Drug
Program - an average of $2,100 in extra help.
Free or low cost dental care United States
Financial Aid for Eye Care
The National Eye Institute, which supports eye research, does
not help individuals pay for eye care. However, if you are in need of financial
aid to assess or treat an eye problem, you might find one or more programs at
the below link.
Medlineplus Health Information
Medlineplus offers a detailed listing of directories, online physician locators,
blood bank locators, assisted living or residential care facility locators,
hospital directories and more.
Mental Health Services Locator
Find treatment facilities and support services, consumer, family, and advocacy
organizations, state agencies, programs funded by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, and more, through this site.
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this
program helps low-income, uninsured and underserved women gain access to
lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical
cancers. This site can help you locate free or low-cost mammogram and Pap tests
from your local breast and cervical cancer program.
National HIV Testing Resources
Web site offers information related to HIV testing that includes a national
database of HIV testing sites, resources for people who test positive for HIV,
basic information about HIV and AIDS, behaviors that place a person at risk for
HIV infection and what the testing experience is like.
Organ Donation &
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs are one of the places that
uninsured and under-insured people living with HIV/AIDS can go for primary
health care and support services. Find listings of
Ryan White Programs which
fall in these areas:
|Poison Control Centers help in emergencies and help
prevent emergencies from happening. When accidents happen with chemicals or
medicine, phone 1-800-222-1222 for PoisonHelp. If someone has trouble
breathing, call 911.
Dec 2011 adding more Poison Control Resources: Carolinas Poison Center in
Charlotte, NC www.ncpoisoncenter.org.
The official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government
Maternal and Child Health
State and Local Health Departments
This site offers a detailed list of state public health agencies with additional
links to local public health services.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs will show the
location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse
and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes more than 12,000 residential
treatment centers, inpatient drug treatment and alcohol treatment programs and
outpatient treatment programs for drug abuse and addiction and alcoholism.
Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine and heroin addiction,
as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for teenagers, adolescents and
For information about Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits,
call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
Substance abuse help
Your connection to Federal disability-related information & resources
Where to get free or reduced-cost prenatal care.
You can call this number if you need free birth control help, too!
Women in every state can get help to pay for medical care during their
pregnancies. This prenatal care can help you have a healthy baby. Every state in
the United States has a program to help. Programs give medical care,
information, advice and other services important for a healthy pregnancy.
To find out about the program in your state:
· Call 1-800-311-BABY (1-800-311-2229) This toll-free telephone number will
connect you to the Health Department in your area code
· For information in Spanish, call 1-800-504-7081
· Call or contact your local Health Department.
Nevada Food Stamps
Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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