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October 27, 2009
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Help with Prescriptions & Other Medical Services

PRESCRIPTION HELP

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Part D. Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE For Extra Help paying the premiums for Part D, call Social Security 1-800-772-1213

NACo Prescription Discount Card For Oakland County residents, average discount is 20%, no cost to obtain the card. Call 248-858-0100

MiRx discount prescription card for low income people with no prescription coverage, you get a 20% discount. Call toll-free 1-866-755-6479. Or online www.michigan.gov/mdch

Oakland County Prescription Program, All ages, age 60 & over regardless of income, if age 59 and under annual fee of $14.00 per person, $20.00 per family. 9-5 weekdays, free call 1-866-731-7213 http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/npa59/59.html or http://www.oakgov.com/npa/6Q.html

Oakland County Prescription Relief for low income individuals with no prescription coverage, if you make less than $19000 a year or $31000 per family. $8.00 per prescription. Call 866-378-4686. www.prescriptionrelief.org

Macomb County Senior Prescription Program, for seniors over 60, receive discounts on prescriptions at local pharmacies. 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 6, Clinton Twp. 48036,8:30-5 M-F, 1-586-469-6313

World Medical Relief, provides prescription help for over age 62, you pay $5 per prescription if you qualify. Call Community services of Oakland, at 345 E 9 mile, Ferndale 48220, 248-542-5860.

Together RX Access, free prescription-savings card, if you have no prescription coverage, if you income, save 25% to 40%. Call 1-800-444-4106 or go to http://www.trxaccess.com

Lilly Answers For the disabled and seniors on Medicare with no prescription insurance. You pay only $12.00 for a Lilly drug. 1-877-RX-LILLY

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Helps low-income, uninsured Michigan residents get free or discounted brand-name medicines. Call 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparxmi.org

Sharing the Care: Pfizer program helps pay for 8 medicines: Cardura, Dif lucan, Slucotrol XL, Norvasc, Procardia XL, Zithromax, Zoloft and Zyrtec, for poor people without insurance. Call 1-800-984-1500 or 800-717-6005 or www.sharingthecare.com

On the Web: websites that offer information on getting free or reduced cost prescriptions.
   Information about 266 different medication help programs www.needymeds.com
   Patient assistance programs for over 1000 medications www.rxhope.com
   Information about drug discount cards, and drug company programs www.rxassist.org
   For people over 55 years old www.benefitscheckup.org
   For people on Medicare www.medicare.gov
   Internet coupon site for prescriptions www.internetdrugcoupons.com
   Julie's List, online website listing several sources of help, http://julieslist.homestead.com

Retail Store Pharmacies, Meijer's, Kroger, Target, CVS and Wal-Mart offer some generic prescriptions for $4.00 for a one month supply. K-Mart offers some prescriptions for $5.00. Contact the stores for a list of medications offered. Meijer offers some antibiotics for FREE.

CLINICS & PROGRAMS (Call first to verify that you are eligible and to find out what is offered.)

Oakland County Health Dept, 27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield. 248-424-7000. Smoking program, free health library, Healthy Baby program, dietitians, treatment for communicable diseases, expectant & teen parents, breastfeeding, hearing tests, vision tests for children, lead poisoning, STD's, TB, WIC, substance abuse, and immunizations.

Father Pops Free Clinic, 400 South Blvd at Bagley, Pontiac 248-334-2126 Call 15 minutes before clinic opens, Mon 2-4 PM, Wed 4-6 PM, 1st Wed of month 4-8PM. 1st and 3rd Fri of month 2-4 PM

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic, 90 West University Drive, Pontiac, Call for appointment, 248-758-1690 Thurs-6:00-9:OOPM, 1st & 3rd Tues of month 9-12AM.

Oakland Primary Health Services, 46 N Saginaw, Pontiac 248-322-6747 Sliding scale fee, bilingual, accepts undocumented aliens, HIV, infectious disease clinic. Call for appointment.

North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, 2 clinics, sliding scale fee. 461 W Huron, and 208 Seminole. 248-857-7200 8:30-4 M-F.

Mercy Place Clinic, 55 Clinton, Pontiac 48342, For adult residents of Oakland County who are working but uninsured. Call for an appointment. No fee. 248-333-0840

POH Children's Clinic, 673 Martin Luther King Blvd. Pontiac For children, free if uninsured. MWF 9-5, T TH 10-6 Call 248-334-0024.

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic, 55 Church St., Salvation Army Bldg, Mt Clemens 48043. Primary care services by appointment. 586-469-3750, 9-2:30 Tue & 10-5:30 Wed 9-1:30 Fri.

MAPI Charitable Clinic for uninsured adults with low income, 24661 Coolidge, Oak Park on Wednesdays 1-5 p.m. Call 248-914-8579.

Becker Memorial Clinic, Ann Arbor Medical care, vision tests, chronic disease evaluations and Head Start physicals for uninsured children up to age 19. Walk-in 9-noon 2nd Sat. of month 734-484-7288

Planned Parenthood, offers reproductive health care, contraception, pregnancy and HIV testing for men & women, Pontiac Medical Center, 132 Franklin Blvd., # 207, Pontiac, 48341. 248-334-2616.

Plan First, a new program from Mich. Dept of Community Health offering family planning services to women ages 19 to 44. Call 1-800-642-3195 to enroll.

Veteran's Clinic, POH Medical Center, 1701 Baldwin, Suite 101, Pontiac. 248-409-0585.

Project Chessed, for uninsured members of the Jewish community, call 248-592-2300,

Mt Clemens General Mobile Outreach Clinic, Call for day and time 1-800-799-7178

Medicaid, You must be financially needy and aged, blind, disabled or a family with dependent children to qualify. Call Michigan Family Independence Agency at 248-583-8700 for Oakland county.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, For those on Medicare with low income, this pays your Medicare premium of $88.50, and it pays deductibles and coinsurance. Call Michigan Dept of Human Services at 248-583-8700 for Oakland County.

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program Help with bills, appeals. Call 1-800-803-7174 Area Agency on Aging, 29100 Northwestern Hwy, #400, Southf ield MI 48034 800-852-7795, they offer a free health-benefit counseling service.

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP

Oakland County Community Mental Health, www.occmha.org 800-231-1127 - 24 hours a day

Easter Seals Mental Health Services in Oakland County call 248-395-9819

Oakland County Health Dept Office of Substance Abuse, PAGE 248-858-5107, 8-4:30 M-F

Macomb County Mental Health & Substance Abuse 810-948-0222, or 810-307-9100

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN

Children's Special Health Care Services, Helps pay for treatment and other services related to a medically diagnosed condition that requires specialized medical care, such as cerebral palsy, hearing loss, sickle cell anemia or HIV infection. Oakland County 248-424-7900, or 1-800-359-3722

Healthy Kids A comprehensive state health plan for children under 19. It also covers pregnant women. Some income criteria. 888-988-6300.

MI Child Health care for uninsured Michigan children under 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid and who meet program guidelines, only $5 a month. 888-988-6300, or 800-543-7765.

HIV / AIDS

Oakland County Health Division HIV/AIDS Confidential, anonymous counseling and testing, and referrals to other resources. Call 248-858-5416.

Oakland County, AIDS Council, call 248-452-5179. State AIDS Hot Line, call 1-800-872-2437

DENTAL. OPTICAL. & HEARING

Oakland County Discount Dental Program, savings of 207o to 507o on dental care, $6.95 monthly, call
1-866-498-7914 or go to www.oakgov.com/discountdental

Oakland County Health Department Dental Program for low income people who are not on Medicaid. General dentistry, exams & x-rays, cleaning, fillings, extractions, <& dentures. Call 248-858-1306

Donated Dental Services for the Handicapped, Dentists donate services if you have a serious disability, are of advanced age, lack money for dental care. Call 800-850-5913

Tri-County Dental Health Council, 29350 Southfield Rd #35, Southf ield, MI 48076, Emergencies, low income uninsured, low income senior dentures or relines. Pay 10%-30% of the usual fee based on income and family size. Call 248-559-7767

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Routine and complex care, at about 50% of what private dentists charge. Call 313-494-6700

The Lions Club for Eyeglasses: they may pay for eyeglasses for low income people. In Royal Oak call 248-549-2504, or on the web, go to www.royaloaklionsclub.org. For other Lions Clubs in southeast Michigan call 248-975-6072

Vision USA provides basic eye health and vision care services free to many uninsured low-income people and their families. On the internet go to www.aoa.org/visionusa or call 1-800-766-4466

Seniors Eye Care age 65 and over, have not seen an ophthalmologist in 3 years, and do not have insurance, they offer an eye exam and treatment. 1-800-222-3937 or go to www.eyecareamerica.org

Hearing Aids from the Lions Club for low income people, call 888-542-6424 or go to www.lhcmi.org

Julie's List, online website listing several sources of help, http://julieslist.homestead.com

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