Health Resources for Those Affected by Government Shutdown
Community Health Charities is a nonprofit that improves health and wellbeing and connects individuals and families to nearly 2,000 top health and human service charities, which provide helpful resources available to those affected by the shutdown:
- The American Diabetes Association offers a database of Prescription Discount Programs. If you have health insurance, please be sure to ask whether and how the discount program will interact with your insurance.
- The American Cancer Society provides free resources such as rides to treatment that help support people with cancer and their loved ones. They can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available in your area.
- The Arthritis Foundation provides access to care resources, including Consumer Assistance Programs and Financial Assistance Programs provided by the government, nonprofit, and corporate sources.
- The Alzheimer’s Association’s Community Resource Finder provides easy access to free or low-cost community programs and services, including transportation services or call the 24-7 Helpline at (800) 272.3900 to find local programs.
The RxAdvocates helps individuals apply for Patient Assistance Programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. These programs allow those who qualify to receive brand-name medications at little or no cost.
Visit find your local foodbank if you’re seeking assistance for food.