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Find a HIV Testing Site Near You

Find answers to many questions about HIV and STD testing. Locate a testing site near you.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

CDC National Prevention Information Network

Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC): Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) program that pays 65% of qualified health insurance premiums for eligible individuals and their family members.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Internal Revenue Service

Insure Kids Now: Questions and Answers

You probably have many questions about applying for low-cost or free health insurance for your children. This page provides questions and answers to help get you started.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid and CHIP – Children's Health Coverage Basics

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)

CHIP is a state and federal partnership targeting uninsured children from families with higher incomes and uninsured low-income pregnant women. Visit http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/ to learn how to apply.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Insure Kids Now: Programs in Your State

Find low-cost health and oral care services from Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers in your state.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Financial and Support Services for Cancer Patients

View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

BenefitsCheckUp: Find Benefit Programs

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Council on Aging

Disabled American Veterans: Benefits Assistance

Find free benefit assistance available to veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Disabled American Veterans

Disease-Based Assistance

Disease-based assistance (DBA) programs help with costs associated with specific diseases or types of diseases. Search by the type of disease or condition to find all the programs that can help you.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

EyeCare America

EyeCare America provides eye exams and up to one year of care to US citizens and legal residents through volunteer ophthalmologists (EyeMDs) often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify. .

Review Date: December 07, 2012

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Financial Help for Diabetes Care

An overview of financial resources that may be helpful in diabetes care: Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance. Includes suggestions for obtaining help from local resources.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Find a Health Center

Find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find a Health Center iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find Homeless Service Providers in Your State

Find homeless service providers in your state offering assistance with food, housing, health care, counseling, and more.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find Ryan White HIV/AIDS Medical Care Providers

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program can help people living with HIV/AIDS access the medical care they need but can’t afford. Search for medical care providers in your area.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Finding Low-Cost Dental Care

This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. Information on accessing treatment through clinical trials and dental schools is also provided.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Free / Low-Cost Health Clinic Finder

Enter your zip code to find free or low-cost health clinics near your home.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Free Glaucoma Screening Resources

This page lists organizations that provide free and low cost glaucoma screenings for those who are eligible.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics

The 10,479 clinics in this database are free, low cost, low cost with a sliding scale based on income, or offer some type of financial assistance. Find a health clinic near you.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NeedyMeds

Get Affordable Health Care

Learn if you are eligible for free and low-cost health care services and Federal programs offered at health centers and facilities in your area.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care

You are eligible to apply for Hill-Burton free care if your income is at or below the current HHS Poverty Guidelines. Care at a Hill-Burton obligated facility is not automatically free or reduced-cost, but you can apply for assistance at the admissions or business office of each facility.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Information for Uninsured Persons

If you have become, or are about to become uninsured, you may be eligible for COBRA continuation coverage. Read more about the program.

Review Date: June 25, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor

Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. Find out more details here.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medical Discount Plans Scams

The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that although some medical discount plans provide legitimate discounts, others take people’s money and offer very little in return. Learn to recognize the warning signs of a medical discount scam.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Federal Trade Commission

Medicare and Medicaid: Get Help Paying Costs

Learn about Medicare, Medicaid and other resources that can help pay for medical costs if you meet certain income and resource limits.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Modest Needs: Search Other Resources

Modest Needs' Resources database is a user-contributed list of helpful organizations and programs. The entries on this page have been listed by registered users of Modest Needs and are provided for information only.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Modest Needs Foundation

National Financial Resources Guidebook for Patients

This guide offers information for patients seeking financial relief for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, and children's resources.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Patient Advocate Foundation

NeedyMeds: First-Time Users

NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. Read this page to learn more about the programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

Sources of Free Eye Exams

Find information about national organizations that may offer free or low-cost eye exams.

Review Date: January 04, 2012

New Eyes for the Needy, Inc.

State Dental Programs for the Elderly and Disabled

This site provides a link for local services available in each state offering free, comprehensive dental care for individuals with special needs, including elderly, disabled, and medically compromised adults.

Review Date: April 03, 2014

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

Vision USA

VISION USA provides basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to uninsured, low-income people and their families. Find out if you are eligible to receive free services.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

American Optometric Association

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