Health Care Resources
While we are working to improve our healthcare system, I want you to know about some healthcare resources that may be of assistance to you and your family. Whether you are in need of assistance with prescription drug costs, in search of low cost health coverage for your child, or looking for free clinics in your area, contact my District Office to determine whether we may assist you.
On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law comprehensive health care reform legislation. As I said during the debate on the bill, “We come to the floor for thousands of votes each year, but no single vote comes with so many personal stories standing behind it.” This legislation is based on the work of generations of Americans, and was driven by the experiences of so many who have struggled with rising health care costs and suffered from a lack of health insurance. The Healthcare sections of my website provide information on the key provisions of the health care reform law and information on how health care reform will impact you.
Medical Coverage and Free Health Care Services
There are a variety of lower cost and free health care services in Michigan. Here are a few resources.
- Health Insurance Marketplace Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore new options, the Marketplace will give you more choice and control over your health insurance options.
- Community Health Care Centers provide services to those without insurance and individuals in-need on a sliding scale basis.
- Michigan Department of Community Health (resources for medical, mental health and dental care)
County Health Departments- Most county health departments provide free or low-cost immunizations, health screening programs, and reduced cost family planning
School-based health centers
There are school districts in Macomb and Oakland Counties that have clinics in schools. Find out if your school district can provide free health services, immunizations and phsyical exams for your child
Find out whether your child is eligible for government sponsored coverage
Free Clinics of Michigan
Free Clinics of Michigan is a network of over 40 clinics that provide free health care services to Michigan Residents. The website contains a office locator that allows you to locate the closest free clinic in your area.
Prescription Drug Savings Plan
Department of Community Health has a list of updated resources.
Partnership for Prescriptioin Assistance PPARxMI is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the manufacturer.
Together Rx is a free prescription savings card for individuals and families without prescription drug coverage.
Organizations That provide Healthcare Assistance
Macomb County Community Services Agency - MCCSA
Macomb County Community Services Agency is a Community Action Agency provides a network of comprehensive educational, economic and social services to Macomb County residents in need to diminish the causes and effects of poverty.
County Health Departments
Area Agency on Aging - AAA 1-B
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B provides information and assistance on thousands of services and resources for older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers across Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
(Updated June 2, 2011)