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National Health Resource Name National Health Resource Mission National Health Resource Contact
1915(C) Home and Community-Based Waivers Are one of many options available to states to allow the provision of long-term care services in home and community-based settings under the Medicaid Program. States can offer a variety of services under an HCBS Waiver program. Programs can provide a combination of standard medical services and non-medical services. Standard services include but are not limited to case management (i.e. support and service coordination), homemaker, home health aide, personal care, adult day health services, habilitation (both day and residential), and respite care. States can also propose "other" types of services that may assist in diverting and/or transitioning individuals from institutional settings into their homes and community. (877)267-2323 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Is an agency within the US Department of Health & Human Services responsible for the administration of several key federal healthcare programs including Medicare and Medicaid.  (800)633-4227
Family Voices Provides families resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care. (888)835-5669 561 Virginia Rd, Bldg. 4, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742
Got Transition Center for Health Care Transition Improvement Improves transition from pediatric to adult health care using new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. (202)223-1500 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 440 Washington, DC 20015
Health Care Hospitality Network Inc. Is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. (800)318-8861 22640 Hazel Lane Rapid City Rapid City, SD 57702
Health Care Website Is your health insurance marketplace. (800)318-2596
Health Finder Is a government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
Health Resources and Services Administration Find a Health Center helps you search for HRSA-funded health centers. If you have geolocation turned on, you will automatically see Health Centers near you. Or, you can search near a specific place by typing a city, ZIP code, or a specific street address into the Location box; then click the magnifying glass or press enter/return on your keyboard 877-464-4772
Insure Kids Now! Is the place to learn about coverage options for your family or help us spread the word about free or low-cost health insurance coverage? (877)543-7996 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244
Medicaid & The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provides health coverage to millions of Americans.  Medicaid includes eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities.  CHIP provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. Both programs are funded jointly by states and the federal government. index.html (877)267-2323 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244
Medicare Is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. 1-(800)633-4227 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244
National Center of Health, Physical Activity, and Disability Seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more. (800)900-8086 4000 Ridgeway Drive Birmingham, AL 35209
National Health Information Center Helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions by providing up-to-date contact information for the most reliable resources. (800)336-4797 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 20852
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Call: 988
Office of Minority Health Resource Center Is a one-stop source for minority health literature, research, and referrals for consumers, community organizations, and health professionals. (800)444-6472 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 20852
Patient Advocate Foundation Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation, and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. (800) 532-5274 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666
Shriners Hospitals for Children Has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered, and collaborative care environment. Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals. Research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. Children up to age 18 are eligible for admission to Shriners Hospitals for Children® if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Acceptance is based solely on a child’s medical needs. (813) 281-0300 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607
 State Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs Provides family-centered, community-based, coordinated systems of care. StateContacts (301)443-2170
United Health Care Children's Foundation The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) offers timely financial support to families, so they can focus on what is most important – improving the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s commercial health insurance. 1-(855)698-4223 9700 Healthcare Lane Minnetonka, MN 55343
Alabama Health Resource Name Alabama Health Resource Mission Alabama Health Resource Contact
Alabama Department of Human Resources The number of children reported as abused or neglected has increased dramatically in Alabama. Your help is needed to ensure that these children receive adequate protection and services. (334)242-9500 50 N. Ripley St. P.O. Box 30400 Montgomery, AL 36136-4000
Alabama Department of Insurance The state of Alabama is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace. Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators establish national standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in major standard-setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices. (334)269-3550 P O Box 303351 Montgomery, AL 36130-3351  
Alabama HIPP Program Is designed to save money for Medicaid families with high healthcare costs by eliminating most out-of-pocket medical expenses for qualifying Medicaid recipients. The program also helps Medicaid recipients by reimbursing a policyholder for the cost of health insurance provided by an employer or COBRA. In some cases, recipients may qualify to receive reimbursement for the cost of a family health insurance policy premium. HIPP membership is completely free for those who qualify! With HIPP, Alabama Medicaid recipients not only keep their Medicaid coverage, but they also continue to receive benefits from their group health insurance. 855-692-5447
Alabama Medicaid Is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, individuals with disabilities, and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements. If you have questions about applying for Medicaid, call 1-800-362-1504 toll-free for help. Apply online. (334) 242-5000 501 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Alabama Public Health Telehealth Network The purpose of the Alabama Department of Public Health is to provide caring, high-quality, and professional services for the improvement and protection of the public’s health through disease prevention and the assurance of public services to resident and transient populations of the state regardless of social circumstances or the ability to pay. The Department of Public Health works closely with the community to preserve and protect the public’s health and to provide caring, quality services. 1-800-252-1818 201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104
All Kids Families with children aged 19 and under who are not covered by health insurance plans or covered by parent's or guardian's insurance plans, may apply for low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage through the state. Coverage is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and includes both medical and dental insurance with premiums costing $50 to $100 per child, per year, as of September 2010. Parents must apply every year and prove they meet the income requirements, and children must not be eligible for Medicaid. 1-888-373-KIDS (5437) 201 Monroe St. Montgomery, AL 36104
Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS) Is a statewide organization of skilled professionals providing quality medical, rehabilitative, coordination, and support services for children with special health care needs and their families. Every county in Alabama is served through a network of 15 community-based offices. services/crs (334) 293-7500 602 S. Lawrence St. Montgomery, AL 36104
Complex Child Is a monthly online magazine written by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. It is intended to provide medical information, along with personal experiences, in simple language that other parents can understand. Articles are on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic information on medical conditions and treatments to advice on how to beat insurance company denials.
 Crisis Center The Crisis Center operates the Sexual Assault Support Services and the Crisis Intervention and Prevention services from modern, private on the United Way of Central Alabama’s Campus, Mental Health Services are operated through our Representative Payee Program at the McCoy Center west of downtown Birmingham, and the Recovery Resource Center provides recovery support services from Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. 1-800-273-8255 (205) 323-7273 (205)323-7777 3620 8th Ave S, Ste 110, Birmingham, AL  35222
Health Insurance Finder If you need or know someone who needs assistance finding health insurance, has a great tool to assist you! Quoted from the site: “This tool will help you find the health insurance best suited to your needs, whether it’s private insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, or public programs that may work for you. It was created to help consumers under the health insurance reform law, the Affordable Care Act.”  1-800-318-2596
The Health Insurance Marketplace Will help you find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace can help you find a plan that’s right for you.  1-800-318-2596
STAR Is “the go-to place for AT (assistive technology)” in Alabama!  The new website has the inventory available in “real-time”, an account you can use to place “want ads” for the items you need that you do not see on the listing, and a contact list for each of the “Participating Programs”. If you do not see an item you need, you can either place a “want ad”, which is monitored daily, or you can give the Center closest to you a call and ask to be placed on a “waiting list” for the item when it becomes available.  The list of reutilized items that are available is quite extensive, but of course, will vary almost daily according to what has been given to the programs and what has been requested from the programs.  You may find anything from adaptive computer devices to wheelchairs! 334.759.0918 P.O. Box 42 Auburn, AL 36831
The Alabama Medicaid Home and Community-Based waiver Programs are available to eligible Medicaid recipients who are at risk of needing care in a nursing home, hospital, or other institution. Clients must meet financial, medical, and program requirements and must be willing to receive services in their homes or communities. Waiver program enrollment is limited and a waiting period may be necessary. To download information about all Medicaid Waivers here:
Alabama  Wavier Program Name Alabama Waiver Program Mission Alabama Waiver Program Contact
Elderly & Disabled Waiver Alabama Department of Senior Services 1-800-243-5463
Intellectual Disabilities Waiver Alabama Department of Mental Health Call Center: 1--800-361-4491
Service Personal Care: Self-Directed Service Option This service allows participants and their families to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and if necessary, discharge their own self-directed personal care workers.  If you are currently receiving waiver services and would like to apply for self-directed services, please contact your local Regional Community Service Office. Home and Community Based Waiver Services
Living at Home Wavier Alabama Department of Mental Health LTC_Waivers/6.1_HCBS_Waivers/6.1.4_Live_ at_Home_Waiver.aspx 1-800-361-4491
Personal Choices Waiver Alabama Department of Senior Services 1-800-243-5463
State of Alabama Independent Living Waiver (SAIL) Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services SAIL Waiver 1-800-441-7607
 Technology Assisted Waiver for Adults Alabama Department of Senior Services 1-800-243-5463
Alabama Community Transition Waiver (ACT) Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services 1-800-441-7607