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Health & Support Services

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

Enroll online:
Learn more:
  • Need help enrolling? DigitalHealth.org has created an online course to help! "Using HealthCare.gov"
    Go to: https://www.digitallearn.org/courses/using-healthcare-gov-to-enroll-in-health-insurance
  • Beware Health Insurance Fraud
    Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-protect-myself-from-fraud-in-the-health-insurance-marketplace/
  • Digitallearn.org includes a tutorial: "Using HealthCare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance"
    Go to: https://www.digitallearn.org/courses/using-healthcare-gov-to-enroll-in-health-insurance
  • Information on the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
    Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses/
  • Find Local Help
    Go to: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#address=28054
  • Contact HealthCare.gov 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.
    Go to: https://findadentist.ada.org/
  • NC Board of Optometry: Locate North Carolina eye doctors.
    Go to: https://www.ncoptometry.org/home
  • Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online: Search for online self-help organizations and groups.
    Go to: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/find-support-groups
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.
    Go to: http://www.certificationmatters.org/
  • NC Medical Board: Find information about North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants and certain other medical professionals.
    Go to: http://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/NCBOM/Public/LicenseeInformationSearch.aspx

Insurance

Federal Assistance
  • HealthCare.gov: A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
    Go to: http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html
    • Children's Health Insurance Program: Covers children whose families don't qualify for Medicaid.
      Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/childrens-health-insurance-program/
    • Free or Low-Cost Care: Options that may provide free or low-cost care.
      Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/community-health-centers/
  • Medicare.gov: This is the official U.S. Government website for Medicare. It includes information on different plans.
    Go to: http://www.medicare.gov
North Carolina Assistance

Protect Your Health

  • Find reputable information sources.
    Go to: http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/health-support-services/medical-information-resources
  • Learn about avoiding Medical/Health Frauds & Scams.
    Go to: http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/scams/health
  • Health News Reviews gives you background on the latest medical research stories in the news.
    Go to: http://www.healthnewsreview.org/
  • Find the fair price of health services and prescriptions at HealthcareBluebook.com
    Go to: https://www.healthcarebluebook.com/ui/consumerfront
  • Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide.
  • Recalls.gov: Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Go to: https://www.recalls.gov/medicine.html

Citation

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Your Health Dollar
URL: https://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/health-support-services/your-health-dollar
Revised: 28 July 2020

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