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  • Charity Care - Financial Assistance for Hospital Bills

    Charity Care is financial assistance for medical services. If you cannot afford to pay your hospital bill, you may be eligible to have part or all of the bill forgiven as Charity Care. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center - Statewide Administrative Office
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  • Prescription Drugs - NeedyMeds

    Information about patient assistance programs, including Pharmaceutical Discount Cards, to help people who can't afford to purchase medicines obtain health supplies, medication and equipment. Content Detail

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    NeedyMeds
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  • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

    SHIBA volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and options in insurance, so that they can make informed choices. Content Detail

    By:
    State of Oregon - Consumer and Business Services Department
  • Your Right to Make Health Care Decisions

    Information from the Oregon Health Plan Client Handbook about your right to make health care decisions, including the use of advanced directives. Read More

    By:
    Division of Medical Assistance Programs
  • Assistance for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

    Find out about programs to help low-income Medicare recipients pay Medicare premiums and other costs. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Medical Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

    Information about medical assistance plans like Medicaid and Medicare for seniors and persons with Disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    Oregon Department of Human Services
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  • Medicare and You

    This official government booklet includes: a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage decisions, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. Available to download as a PDF document and an audio podcast. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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  • Medicare Interactive

    Free interactive online resource to help people with Medicare, caregivers, and health care professionals stay current on changes to Medicare due to health reform. Content Detail

    By:
    Medicare Rights Center
  • Medicare Part D

    Link to official Medicare website for Medicare Part D information. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Health and Human Services Department
  • The Oregon Health Plan

    The Oregon Health Plan provides health coverage to eligible low-income Oregonians. Find out about this program and how to apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Oregon Department of Human Services
  • CSU - Client Services Unit

    The Client Services Unit (CSU) of the Oregon Health Authority provides information, referral and assistance resolving problems regarding medical coverage, the Oregon Health Plan, and billing problems. The toll-free number is 1-800-273-0557. Read More

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    Oregon Department of Human Services
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  • Eldercare Locator

    The Eldercare Locator assists in finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Content Detail

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    US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Generic Drugs

    Information about generic prescription drugs and how their use might save you money. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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  • Governor's Advocacy Office (Ombudsman)

    The Governor's Advocacy Office at the Department of Human Services is part of the Department's Director's Office and serves as the Ombudsman for the Department's programs and services. The Children's Ombudsman is also located in this office. Content Detail

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    State of Oregon Department of Human Services
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  • Immigration Status and Eligibility for Government Help

    Many non-U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants ARE eligible for public assistance! The relationship between immigration status and eligibility for government benefits (such as food stamps, medical coverage, and cash assistance) is complicated. Learn more through this resource. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center - Statewide Administrative Office
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