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A free online tool that helps you find a clinic near you that meets all your health care needs is available from Find MI Care. Go to http://www.findmicare.org/, select the needed services, then click Go! to get started.

Starting January 1, 2014, all Americans must have private health insurance or be enrolled in a qualified government health plan or face penalties.  to apply for coverage, compare plans and/or enroll go to: www.healthcare.gov.

A state of Michigan website offering information to Michigan residents on how and where to find low cost or free health care.  The website, http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115---,00.html

Health care coverage to individuals age 19 to 64 who have an income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level under Modified Adjusted Gross Income. You cannot be currently enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, pregnant, and you must be a resident of the State of Michigan. The Healthy Michigan Plan information is posted at www.healthymichiganplan.org or call (855) 789-5610.

Information and available health information available on the Web and Smartphone application providing information in these areas: primary care, children’s services, speciality services, mediation assistance, women’s services, and dental, behavioral health, and vision. Patients looking for a doctor or other health care services can use the Find MI Care website and mobile application to search for clinics in their area specifically in their zip code. Available at: www.findmicare.org

Certified Application Counselors (CACs) to assist individuals and families with enrollment in health insurance including health plans offered in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and MIChild. Available from Michigan Enrolls. To local a counselor near you, go to: http://enrollmichigan.com/find-local-help/

Low cost health insurance for children is available from two health insurance programs for Michigan families:  MIChild and Healthy Kids. Eligibility for either insurance is completed on the same form, although the type of insurance issued is based on family income.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT:

Health Department, Mt. Clemens (586) 469-5492
Macomb Community Action (586) 469-5215

Department of Health and Human Services (Mt. Clemens District) serving Chesterfield Twp., Clinton Twp., Harrison Twp., Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, St. Clair Shores.

(586) 469-7770

Department of Health and Human Services (Sterling Heights District) serving Armada, Bruce, Lenox, Macomb, Memphis, Ray, Richmond, Romeo, Shelby, Sterling Heights, the Macomb County section of Utica, Washington.

(586) 254-1500

Department of Health and Human Services (Warren District) serving Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, Roseville and Warren

(586) 427-0600

New Haven Community Services (596) 749-5173
State MIChild help line (888) 988-6300

Persons needing an interpreter may call: (866) 874-3972 TDD for persons with hearing disabilities: (888) 263-5897 or Michigan Relay (800) 649-3777.  These calls are free.

Phone or in-person consultation for parents/guardians on how to apply for Medicaid and continued help through the process is available from Macomb Children’s Healthcare Access Program (MCHAP), (586) 459-5108.

Free health insurance for Macomb County low-income residents (100% of the poverty level) who are not eligible for any other insurance coverage including Medicare, Medicaid or other commercial insurances is available from Macomb Care Connect. Prospective enrolles must meet with an Intake Specialist in person and complete a free application. For more information, contact Macomb Care Connect, (586) 783-9355. http://www.macombhealthplan.org/macombcareconnect.php
Primary and preventive health care services for all age groups are provided by various Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Macomb County which receive money from the federal government to provide these services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. To find an FQHC, search by address, state, county and ZIP code at: http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

Assessment (taking into account, method of transportation, distance to medical providers, child’s age, etc.) and referral to a medical provider best suited for the child’s medical need is available from Macomb Children’s Healthcare Access Program (MCHAP), (586) 459-5108.

One-on-one education for youth and their parents on how to use an asthma inhaler and/or spacer, how to play sports/be active/be outdoors while controlling asthma, how to avoid emergency room care for asthma, etc. is available from Macomb Children’s Healthcare Access Program (MCHAP), (586) 459-5108.

Free preventive and primary medical care at the mobile Medical Outreach Clinic (MOC). A 40-foot vehicle from McLaren Hospital Macomb transports medical staff and equipment to various locations in the County. These physicians provide initial consultation, necessary medications, and follow-up care. If a patient's needs cannot be met by the van, they are referred to one of the hospital's resident clinics (orthopedics, surgery, and OB/GYN) or another physician affiliated with McLaren Hospital. To become a patient of the Medical Outreach Clinic, the individual must not have any insurance at all. Even insurance with big deductibles or spend downs disqualifies the person for the MOC services. A schedule of the van’s locations is posted (open the link and then click on the month, a calendar of locations will be displayed) at: http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/MedicalOutreachClinicMacomb.aspx.aspx or call (586) 493-3640.

To prove eligibility for MOC services bring 2011 income documentation, a picture ID and a Social Security card to one of the locations. (This number has voice mail so leave a name and phone number and someone will return the call).

Wait time to services - Patients are seen on a first come, first serve basis so be at the location early to get your name on the list.

Free primary care medical services for adults and children who are MCCMH clients, Medicaid HMO participants or uninsured (referrals for those who need specialty care) is available. Services are available on Tuesdays afternoons from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Community Mental Health FIRST North office, 43740 Groesbeck, Clinton Twp., MI, 48036. To make an appointment (required) contact Denise Mandrick, denise.madrick@mccmh.net or (586) 469-6851.

Free to low-cost medical services including treatment for acute illnesses (colds, ear infections, bronchitis, rashes, cuts); women’s health (gynecological physicals, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases); treatment for chronic illnesses (high-blood pressure, diabetes); employment and school physicals; referrals to other services.  Service is available for persons and families of all ages, economically disadvantaged, persons with no medical insurance at the following locations:

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic at Samaritan House 
62324 Van Dyke
Washington Twp., MI 48094

Clinic Hours The clinics are open at varying dates and times, depending on community need, staffing availability and a number of other options. For the most up-to-date times, call the clinic. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted for urgent problems only.  

(586) 649-6104
Henry Ford Macomb Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic at Mt. Clemens Henry Ford Hospital
15420 19 Mile.Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI  48038
Clinic Hours The clinics are open at varying dates and times, depending on community need, staffing availability and a number of other options. For the most up-to-date times, call the clinic. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted for urgent problems only. (586) 649-6104

Primary care medical care by a medical doctor on a sliding fee basis for low-income and uninsured individuals.  For a referral to a clinic in your county, call (313) 815-8767. The first visit may be completed without income verification.  Once seen, the person completes a short sliding fee application.  An income verification letter from DHS is required for the sliding fee to be in effect for a second appointment.  Without that verification, the person will be charged the full amount.  Available from My Care Health Center, 42627 Garfield, Suite 213, Clinton Twp., MI  48038, (586) 783-3904.

Medical care for women not eligible for Healthy Kids or MIChild health insurance.  A connection with a Catholic Hospital will be made for medical care.  Available from Catholic Charities of SE Michigan - Project Life, (586) 416-2300.

Drug companies sponsor patient assistance programs which provide access to brand name medications at little or no cost for inadequately insured patients.  Several organizations assist clients on accessing these services.

 
A website summary of currently available patient benefit programs offered by the pharmaceutical companies providing a variety of ways to find help with the cost of medications.  Search for assistance based on illness or condition, by the drug’s brand name or generic equivalent, or by manufacturer.  The site also lists resources for finding human assistance filling out paperwork or making applications, and service organizations that support specific conditions.  Users must access the information via a computer – there is no telephone alternative at this time.  For more information, go to:  www.needymeds.org.

 
Prescription Assistance website (www.pparx.org) helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that is right for them. Many will get their prescriptions free or nearly free. This site offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, call toll-free, (888) 477-2669.

Prescription discount cards are available for Macomb County residents any time the prescription is not covered by insurance.  Present the card at a participating retail pharmacy and save an average of 20% on prescription medicine. There are not restrictions and no limits on how many times you may use the card. To print a copy of the discount card and look up a participating pharmacy and price estimate for the prescription, go to http://nacorx.org or call (877) 321-2652.

  
Free maximum 14 day supply at normal oral, non-extended release formulas, dosages of oral generic antibiotics
(Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, SMZ-TMP, Ciprofloxacin, Ampicillin, Penicillin VK) is available with a doctor’s prescription, regardless of insurance or co-pay, and picked up in person at local Meijer Grocery Store Pharmacies.

Information on contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, pelvic and breast examination (birth control supplies are available on a sliding fee scale). Available from:

Macomb County Health Department - Family Planning, Mt. Clemens or visit their website at:
www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/clinicservices/ fhs_famplan.htm  
(586) 469-5491
New Haven Medical Center, New Haven   (586) 749-5197
Planned Parenthood, Warren or visit their website at:
www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/centerDetails.asp?f=3834&a=90630&v=details
(586) 558-0101

Northland Family Planning:
http://northlandfamilyplanning.com/

(586) 268-1700 

Pregnancy testing is available at:

Macomb County Health Department - Family Planning Program, Mt. Clemens

Cost:  Up to $40.00 (Sliding fee)

(586) 469-5491

New Haven Medical Center, New Haven

Only available with doctor appointment

(586) 749-5197

Northland Family Planning, Sterling Heights, (Pro choice organization)

Cost:  Free (586) 268-1700
Planned Parenthood, Warren Cost:  Up to $30.00 (586) 758-0101
Compassion Pregnancy (Pro-life organization) Cost:  Free urine test only (586) 783-2229

Options counseling is available from:

MEDICAL FACILITIES OFFERING COUNSELING AND REFERRALS
Planned Parenthood (Warren) (586) 558-0101
Northland Family Planning, Sterling Heights   (586) 268-1700
   
NON-MEDICAL FACILITIES OFFERING SUPPORT AND REFERRALS
Birthright of Macomb County, Utica (586) 254-5930
Catholic Charities of SE Michigan - Project Hope (586) 416-2300
Compassion Pregnancy, Clinton Twp. (586) 783-2229

Specialized preventive services provided to pregnant women, mothers, and their infants who have Medicaid to help reduce infant deaths and illnesses.

For a list of MIHP service providers, go to:

http://www.michigan.gov/mihp

Then click on “150 providers”.

Thirty (30) day supply of generic drugs on the current covered list of covered drugs for $4.00 per prescription fill or refill if picked up in person. Available from any Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club or Target $4.00 Program.

Ninety (90) day supply of 125 medicines for $20.00, $30.00 or $40.00. Available fromRx Outreach, (800) 769-3880. http://www.rxoutreach.com

Assistance in paying out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider to patients throughout the U.S. who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their speciality therapeutics. Amount of financial support is dependent on that year's donations. Available from the Chronic Disease Fund, Plano, Texas. (972) 608-7141 or (877) 968-7233. Email:  info@cdfund.org Website: http://cdfund.org

Prescription Drug Coverage for recipients of Medicare who are enrolled in Medicare Part D (prescription benefit). Low-income persons below 150% of poverty can receive “extra help” from Social Security (800) 772-1213 at reduced or no premium. For advice about which provider to choose, call the Area Agency on Agency’s Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (800) 803-7174 or the Office of Senior Services (586) 469-6313 or Social Security (800) 633-4227. Website; http://www.medicare.gov

Prescription assistance for low income individuals and families ($21,780 for an individual or $29,420 for a couple), 18 years or older, no prescription insurance coverage and live in Michigan. Each prescription that is filled is $8.30 and can be mailed to the home at no extra charge. They cannot guarantee that every prescription will be filled and no narcotic drugs. Available from World Medical Relief, (313) 866-5333. Website:  http://www.worldmedicalrelief.org/prescription.html

Prenatal/postpartum care for low-income women; medical costs at cooperating hospital clinics/providers; home visits by a public health nurse; and expectant parent classes. Available from the Macomb County Health Department - Prenatal Care and Enrollment Coordination Program, Mt. Clemens, (586) 469-5492.

Emergency Food is available through various food pantries in Macomb County. Eligibility is determined by calling 2-1-1 or (800) 552-1183.

Nutrition education and supplemental food coupons for low-income pregnant females, new mothers, and children under age 5 who have medical or nutritional  needs. Available from the Macomb County Health Department - WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Supplemental Food Program, Mt. Clemens, (586) 469-5471 or new Haven Community Services, (586) 749-5178.

Free nutritional education and consultation for Macomb County individuals and families. There are no income guidelines. Available from the Macomb County Health Department, Mt. Clemens, (586) 412-3396 or visit their website at: www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/hpdc/nutritionservices.htm

Small group instruction for limited resource families on basic nutrition, food    buying and preparation skills, meal planning and budgeting. Available from MSU Extension - Expanded Food Nutrition Educational Program (EFNEP), (586) 469-6432 or www.macombcountymi.gov/msuextension/Nutrition_Services.htm

Free food for persons with a DHHS Bridge Card, or are on Social Security or SSI. Proof of income required.  Eligible persons receive a punch card and are assigned to various food pantries at local churches where they are able to get food once a month. Eligibility determined locally by calling the Macomb Community Services Agency Action, (586) 469-6964.

Information and support for breast-feeding is available from the La Leche League, for a list of local groups, go to www.lalecheleague.org

Free car seat check by a certified child passenger technician are available by appointment only from:

Chesterfield Township Chesterfield Township Fire Department (586) 725-2233
Clinton Township Macomb County Health Department (586) 412-3398
Clinton Township Police Department (586) 493-7800
Fraser Traffic Safety Association of Michigan (586) 293-5880
Fraser Police Department (586) 293-1425
Macomb Township Macomb Township Fire Department (586) 286-0027
Mt. Clemens Macomb County Sheriff's Department (586) 469-5151
New Baltimore New Baltimore Traffic Department (586) 725-2181
New Haven New Haven Traffic Department (586) 307-9540
St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores Police Department (586) 445-5222
                             

For new sites in your area, call the Traffic Safety Association of Michigan at (586) 293-5880.

Head lice Hotline: (734) 929-9080.

Booklet: MICHIGAN HEAD LICE MANUAL: A comprehensive guide to identify, treat, manage, and prevent head lice is posted on the web at: www.michigan.gov/documents/Final_Michigan_Head_Lice_Manual_103750_7.pdf

Treatment for head lice is available at (infected persons can try using over-the-counter shampoos but if this doesn't work or it is a severe case, they need to go to a provider for a prescription):

Macomb Co. Health Department

Does not see clients or provide treatment for head lice

Neighbors Caring For Neighbors Clinic

(586) 336-9288

(Open Mondays only - can leave a message)

Will treat head lice but must be a Macomb County resident, have a valid driver’s license, have income less than $30,000, and make an appointment.

MyCare Health Center of Mt. Clemens

Does not see clients or provide treatment for head lice

Medical Outreach Clinic

(586) 493-3640

Must prove eligibility. Bring latest income documentation, a picture ID and a Social Security card to one of the locations. (This number has voice mail so leave a name and phone number and someone will return the call. Patients are seen on a first come, first serve basis so be at the location early to get name on the list.  A schedule of the van’s locations is posted at: http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/MedicalOutreachClinicMacomb.aspx.aspx  or call (586) 493-3640

Community First Health Centers (formerly Downriver Community Services)

Community First

Health Centers

(formerly

Downriver

Community

Services)

(586) 749-5197

If current patient - call and make an appointment.  New patients - call and schedule a new patient appointment.  When making the appointment and upon arrival to the facility, let the medical personnel know the nature of the problem so that the patient may be properly escorted to a private room.


Head checks and non-toxic head lice treatment by a practitioner who will go strand by strand through the hair to eliminate lice, nits, and the nit glue that attaches the eggs to human hair is available for a cost (a military discount is available).  All services are by appointment only and available from Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique, Sterling Heights, (734) 929-9080 http://rapunzelslice.com/services/

Free testing, x-rays, medication and medical consultation to persons diagnosed or suspected of having tuberculosis and their contacts. Available from the Macomb Co. Health Department:

Health Deparment, Mt. Clemens (586) 465-9217
Health Deparment, Warren (586) 465-8090
Macomb County Health Department Mt. Clemens (586) 469-5372
Macomb County Health Department St. Clair Shores (586) 466-6800
Macomb County Health Department Warren

(586) 465-8537

Immunization Hours:  8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Evening hours available at the following times, locations:  Mondays: 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. (St. Clair Shores)  Wednesdays: 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. (Mt. Clemens) Thursdays: 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. (Warren)

For a list of what and when to get a child immunized, call the Health Department offices for a copy of their free pamphlet Protect Every Child: Immunize Now!

Hepatitis B and Influenza immunizations are available from Planned Parenthood.  For more information, call (586) 558-0101 (Warren).

Free and confidential testing, treatment, diagnosis and    counseling for sexually- transmitted diseases (STDs). Available from the Macomb    County Health Department by appointment only:

Mt. Clemens (586) 465-9217
Warren (586) 465-8090

Low-cost confidential testing, diagnosis, treatment and counseling for sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Available from Planned Parenthood, (586) 558-0101 (Warren).

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing provides anonymous counseling and testing – but not treatment – on an appointment only basis. Services are provided at no charge to persons age 12 and over. For more information call the Macomb County Health Department at (586) 465-8434 www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/hpdc/hpdc_hiv.htm

Free pre-test counseling, testing and post-test counseling for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  Contact Michigan AIDS Hotline at (800) 872-2437.

Pre-test counseling, testing and post-test counseling for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).  Available from Planned Parenthood, (586) 558-0101 (Warren).

HIV education, mental health services and information and referral to other community services (for persons diagnosed as HIV positive) is available from Matrix Quality Care at a location of the client’s choosing (e.g., home, doctor’s office, or Matrix office), (877) 931-3248.

Free prevention and primary health care program for Macomb County infants and children.  A Public Health nurse provides health information and nursing services to individuals, clinics, community and schools.  Available from the Macomb County Health Department - Public Health Nursing Services:

Mt. Clemens (586) 469-5520
Warren  (586) 465-8090

Low-cost and confidential primary health care services for youth ages 10-21, including medical care, counseling, and educational services.  Services are by appointment and with parental consent if under 18 years of age:

Students, ages 11 - 21 residing in the Fitzgerald, Center Line, Warren Woods, Fitzgerald and Van Dyke school districts may receive services at the Adolescent Health Center - Fitzgerald site.           (586) 759-9070
Assistance to Macomb County families/children with special medical conditions in securing medical treatment and cost is available from the Macomb County Health Department - Children’s Special Health Care Services, St. Clair Shores, (586) 466-6855.
Chiropractic care is available from participating chiropractic doctors who make time available to treat at least one qualified armed-service member (all Active Military, their Families, Wounded Warriors and/or All Gold Star Dependents), a week at no charge. To learn if the veteran qualifies, go to www.patriot-project.org then click on “Participants”, then click on “Michigan” and then scroll through for a participating chiropractor near them.
Traditional American Indian healing and spiritual practices combined with contemporary Western medicine (prevention and treatment) is available from American Indian Health and Family Services (Detroit), (313) 846-6030. www.aihss.org

Fun opportunities for children aged 2½ to 18 with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  The Rainbow Connection’s Special Response program assists families with information and referrals to other needed services (e.g., utility assistance, counseling, etc.) Available from The Rainbow Connection, Rochester, MI.  For more information, call (248) 601-9474 or visit their website at: www.rainbowconnection.org

Free professional housecleaning, and maid services (once a month for four month) to improve the lives of women currently undergoing treatment for any type of cancer is available from the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation which recruits professional residential maid services who are insured and bonded to participate.  The Foundation limits the amount of applications accepted on a daily basis from Monday through Thursday. Applications are available online only: www.cleaningforareason.org

A free online directory of organizations that loan home medical equipment for free or at low-cost.  Available at www.LoanClosets.org