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Health & Support Services

The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare)

Enroll online:
Learn more:
  • Need help enrolling? has created an online course to help! "Using"
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  • Beware Health Insurance Fraud
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  • includes a tutorial: "Using to Enroll in Health Insurance"
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  • Information on the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
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  • Find Local Help
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  • Contact by phone:
    • 1-800-318-2596

      TTY: 1-855-889-4325

Health Care Providers

  • CaroMont Health: Find a physician by name, location, or specialty in the local healthcare system.
  • Find a Dentist: Search for American Dental Association member dentists.
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  • NC Board of Optometry: Locate North Carolina eye doctors.
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  • Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online: Search for online self-help organizations and groups.
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Research a Doctor's Credentials
  • ABMS Certified Doctors: Find out if your specialist is board certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties. Requires free registration.
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  • NC Medical Board: Find information about North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants and certain other medical professionals.
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Federal Assistance
  • A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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    • Children's Health Insurance Program: Covers children whose families don't qualify for Medicaid.
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    • Free or Low-Cost Care: Options that may provide free or low-cost care.
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  • This is the official U.S. Government website for Medicare. It includes information on different plans.
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North Carolina Assistance

Protect Your Health

  • Find reputable information sources.
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  • Learn about avoiding Medical/Health Frauds & Scams.
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  • Health News Reviews gives you background on the latest medical research stories in the news.
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  • Find the fair price of health services and prescriptions at
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  • Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide.
  • Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Go to:


Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Your Health Dollar
Revised: 28 July 2020

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