American Dental Association — Public topics and resources from America's largest dental association.
Oral Health Information — From the American Dental Hygiene Association.
U.S. National Institute of Health — The NIH's dental health page gives news and more.
Consumer.gov — A "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category — such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information; this link takes you directly to its health information
Healthfinder — A free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
- Access to Dental Care(American Dental Association)
- Dental Benefits/Insurance(American Dental Association)
- Dental Insurance: How Can I Finance My Dental Care?(American Association of Orthodontists)
- Finding Low-Cost Dental Care(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Dental Care(National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Oral Health(National Institutes of Health)
Call your local Lion's Club to see if they will help you get free eyeglasses. I know many people who they have helped obtain them.
If any one needs Dental Care did you know that the American Dental Association provides free care for those who qualify. Contact your local County number. This is a voluntary program from Dentist to Dentist.
AUDIENT Program Helps Low-Income People to Receive Hearing Care
If you cannot afford the hearing aid you need, the AUDIENT Program may be able to help you. For people whose income is two-and-a-half times the national poverty level - $24,500 for an individual, plus $8,500 for each additional family member, AUDIENT may be able to help you find affordable hearing care and discounted hearing aids. AUDIENT is a program of Northwest Hearing Care, an affiliate of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing.
Helpful Low Income Health Access Weblinks
As a follow up to the last Low Income Health Access Open Door forum, below is a list of helpful weblinks:
Office of Pharmacy Affairs, administers the 340B Program
Pharmacy Services Support Center, provides technical assistance on 340B and Pharmacy programs
Office of Health Information Technology Website Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Information Technology Website
NATIONAL HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
Other National Health Care Assistance Programs
Many private entities provide Americans with health care assistance on a national basis. In addition, there are other federally financed health care assisatnce projects. These programs provide people with everything from prescription drug purchasing assistance and discounts to low-cost dental visits and eye care.
Improving and protecting individuals’ and families’ economic security—such as ensuring that elderly and disabled refugees do not loose their SSI benefits—are key components of Catholic Charities USA’s Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America. This new multi-year initiative aims to cut poverty in half by 2020 by urging Congress and the Administration to give a much higher priority to the needs of the poor in budget and policy decisions on issues such as housing, health care, nutrition, and economic security.
Catholic Charities USA’s members—more than 1,700 local agencies and institutions nationwide—Provide help and create hope for more than 7.1 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For more than 275 years, local Catholic Charities agencies have been providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from day care and counseling to food and housing. For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
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Lighthouse International's mission is to enable people of all ages to overcome vision impairment through worldwide leadership in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy.
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STATE BY STATE DONATED DENTAL :
State by State DDS volunteer dental services programs. Click on the link below to take you to the page and you can click on your state and see if they participate in the National Foundation for Denistry Volunteer Programs:
Volunteer dentists treat DDS patients in their own offices where they can work more efficiently with their own equipment, supplies, and staff.
In each state at least one program coordinator is responsible for determining that applicants are either disabled, elderly or medically compromised and have no other way for paying for dental care.
* Licensee programs exist in states where the NFDH licenses another organization, usually the state dental association or their charitable organization, to operate DDS.
** National DDS programs assist people in states where sanctioned programs may not exist.
For information about a specific DDS program or programs, please click on the appropriate state.
Purple States have individual DDS programs, green states were served through the National DDS program.
What do we mean by Free Clinics
(Free Medical Clinic/Free Dental Clinics)
* Where one can get free medical help .
* Some of the listings we have do charge very little fee.
* Some places they ask you for small donation. We still list them Free Medical clinicss/Clinics as they are almost free.
There is one listing which ask for $20.00 per visit. We considered listing them, we made a note in the listing that they charge. As long as we see a motive towards helping people who are in need of medical help we consider them Free Clinics (We agree that we are going away from "Free") but we know their effort is worth lot more to lots of people.
* Some are for low income people, some are for homeless
* Some only serve the local community residents.
* Some Clinics are specific to HIV treatment etc. (We list them as well)
What are the other sources?
* Consider your local county Health Department
* Religious organizations and charities.
* Doctors/Nurses organizations .
* Searching the internet.
Other Suggestions are welcome .