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Healthcare

Many people struggle to pay for healthcare, especially when a healthcare issue comes up suddenly. Others need help finding providers for specific needs. Fortunately, there are programs that may be able to help. We created this section of our website to help you find assistance with health insurance, medical bill payments, and other healthcare needs. 

This page has five topics: Health Insurance, Medical Bill Help, Healthcare Providers, Support Groups, and Transportation for Medical Appointments. Scroll to the topic that meets your need and click on a link to find programs that may be able to help.

Health Insurance

Need information about health insurance? Need help signing up for insurance, or have questions about health insurance? Use the links below to find programs that may be available to help. 

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) - provide help enrolling in ACA for people who do not have health insurance through the government or an employer

  • Medicaid - provide help applying for Medicaid for families, children, pregnant women, infants, low income older adults, and/or people with disabilities

  • Medicare - provide help applying for Medicare for adults over 65 and/or certain adults under 65 with disabilities

  • Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) - provide information about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance and long-term care insurance

Medical Expense Help

Need help paying for medical expenses? Use the links below to find programs that may be available to help.

Healthcare Providers

Looking for a healthcare provider? Need a specialty clinic? Use the links below to find programs that may be available to help. 

Support Groups

Do you have a health issue or disability? Sharing your experiences and concerns with others who have the same issue can help you feel like you are not alone. Use the link below to find support groups for a variety of health issues. 

Transportation for Medical Appointments

Don't have transportation and need help getting to a medical appointment? Use the link below to find programs that may be able to help. 

Can't find what you need or need additional help?

Our NC 2-1-1 call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 from any phone. The call is free, confidential, and available in any language.

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