Patients who do not have insurance and who have low incomes may be able to get help from government programs and other resources. A variety of health care services are available to those who qualify. These services can include access to medication, screenings, and medical tests. This means that many patients may be able to get health insurance through the government.
Some people will have to pay for some of their healthcare costs, while others will get it for free, depending on various factors like the program they’re in. The state of Delaware has some services that are run by the state, and others are run in partnership with non-profit organizations and local clinics. Some of the most helpful resources are listed below. If you don’t qualify for help, we may be able to give you other options.
CARE Delaware is a program for families with a disabled member. The program will coordinate and pay for respite care for the family member. The program provides financial assistance, cash grants, and temporary relief to people who are taking care of their disabled family members. The number to dial for customer support is 800-223-9074.
The Chronic Renal Disease Program may be able to help residents of Delaware who have End Stage Renal Disease. For information, call 800-372-2022. If you want to qualify for food stamps, your income must be below 300% of the Federal Government Poverty Level, and your assets must be below a certain amount. Some of the things that can be provided are things like nutritional supplements, medications that you can buy without a prescription, and things like transportation to the hospital or to doctor appointments.
The Delaware Health Coverage Tax Credit Bridge Program will pay a portion of your premiums while someone is in the process of enrolling into the federal government Health Coverage Tax Credit. This is a program that can help pay for up to 3 months of premiums. The number to call for customer service is 877-668-0166.
The Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) helps children who don’t have insurance by paying for their medical bills. The types of bills that can be paid for using this service include prescriptions, doctor visits, dental care, immunizations, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, mental health care, lab/x-ray, vision and hearing services. Families of the children who were on the bus that was involved in the accident should call 800-996-9969.
The DPAP program can help pay for prescription medications. If you are disabled and do not have insurance, or if you are a senior citizen, you may be able to enroll in this program if you meet certain conditions. The most that will be paid out is a set amount, and patients will still be responsible for part of the payment. This means that people who are eligible for this funding can receive up to $3000 per year, depending on how much funding is available. The number 800-996-9969 is a phone number.
Elderinfo is a government care resource that can answer questions about topics such as Medigap, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance. You can reach Elderinfo by calling 800-336-9500. This non-profit organization relies on volunteers to keep it running. This is an option for individuals who are either uninsured or have health care coverage.
Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities (MWD) offers health insurance coverage for people with disabilities whose income is too high for Medicaid. The program can be reached at 800-372-2022. A payment needs to be made each month.
The Medicaid Waiver for Elderly and Disabled provides services such as homemaker services, case management, personal care, adult day health, respite care, home delivered meals, and more to elderly and disabled individuals so that they can continue to live in their own homes. This is a phone number.
This plan is for people who have been denied health insurance in the past because of a pre-existing condition. Perhaps their medical condition was not good enough or they had a condition before applying. The federal government pays for this program and it can help with hospital stays, prescriptions, needs like lab tests and x rays, and much more. The main number is 866-717-5826.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)/Ryan White Program will provide life-saving medication to people living with HIV/AIDS. This program is offered by the state in partnership with the government and non-profits. This is a phone number for someone in the United States.
Screening for Life is a cancer screening and testing organization. This includes tests for men’s prostate, mammograms, colorectal tests for both men and women, as well as pap tests. This means that you can go to the doctor’s office multiple times and get extra tests done without having to worry about the cost. The phone number 302-744-1040 belongs to someone in the United States.
The Vaccines for Delaware Children Program is for children under the age of 18 who are either uninsured, eligible for Medicaid, or considered to be of a minority status. The state will collaborate with clinics to offer vaccinations for conditions such as the flu, measles, and additional diseases at a low cost, or possibly for no charge. This is the phone number for the CDC’s Vaccines for Children program. This program provides vaccines at no cost to children who are eligible.