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Health Care

Resources to help people achieve and maintain physical well-being and health.

Health Care

2-1-1 Community Resource Navigation Specialists can work with you to find information about illness prevention, health screenings and evaluations, and treatment for injuries or disabilities. It also houses information about public and private insurance options, as well as other health care expense-related assistance programs.

When it comes to health care services, the most important thing is getting an individual to an affordable, conveniently located provider with whom they can form an ongoing relationship.

Hospitals and community health clinics throughout the area provide preventative and diagnostic medical and health services, and may offer urgent or emergency care. Health care services like women’s health, pediatrics, or geriatric medicine are tailored to the needs of specific populations, while other services may focus on the care of a particular illness (like cancer) or a certain part of the body (like feet, teeth or skin).

Health insurance exists to help people pay for health care services and procedures. There are free public insurance options, such as Medicaid and Medicare, as well as paid private health insurance through the health insurance marketplace (also known as Obama Care). Even those who don't qualify for public insurance may be able to receive income-based subsidies to help cover the cost of private insurance. In addition, there are a number of local and national programs that offer financial assistance or discounts for prescriptions and medical bills or equipment, while many hospital systems offer discounted services for underinsured people and those with lower incomes.

2-1-1's Community Resource Navigation Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days to assist you in finding the best community resources to fit your needs.

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