Where can I go to get free or low-cost health care? Is there a web site that helps me locate inexpensive health care?
You may want to consult the HHS Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) directory of health centers at http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ - these health centers provide care on a sliding fee scale so it is affordable for anyone. You can receive care even if you are uninsured or cannot pay. Search the directory by zip code to find the centers nearest you.
The Hill-Burton program, while limited in scope, provides funds to hospitals and other health care facilities in exchange for their provision of a specified amount of free or reduced cost health care to low-income people. To find out if you qualify for Hill-Burton assistance you must apply at the admissions or business office at a Hill-Burton facility. Also see the directory of Hill-Burton facilities (HRSA).
You can locate affordable health insurance at the HealthCare.gov Marketplace for coverage.
But, beware of Health Insurance Marketplace Scams.
- Enrollment assisters will NOT ask for money.
- Do not trust people you did not contact who request personal information. They may be trying to steal your identity. No one from the government will call or email you to sell you an insurance plan or ask for personal identifying information. Be careful when giving you personal information, such as credit card, banking or Social Security numbers.
- Always look for official government seals, logos or website addresses on websites selling health insurance.
Report Marketplace Consumer Fraud: 1-800-318-2596