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Free health insurance plans and medical care in Utah.

Find several government and non-profit programs in Utah that help uninsured families or the uninsured get the medical care they need. There are free or cheap health insurance policies, medical benefits for kids or people with no money, programs for woman and others. Some of the resources are provided by the federal government, others by the state of Utah, and additional services are provided by charity organizations. Find how to get free or low cost health insurance in Utah as well as medical services below.

Assistance is available for a variety of individuals and situations. The particular focus is on the lowest income Utah residents, children, and residents with a serious medical condition. This can include situations such as cancer patients, pregnant mothers, or kids from low income families. Many government programs can help those who lost their insurance at the time on unemployment. While funding is limited and there may be a waiting list for health health insurance or care, each agency will do its best to meet the specific needs of the family, even using smart phone apps for doctors or clinics on demand if needed. Or locate free medical apps.

Free medical care programs and insurance for low-income uninsured families in UT

Prevention, Treatment, Care Programs (PTC) helps low-income, vulnerable and uninsured from commutable diseases. There is assistance, such as Ryan White, for individuals that have HIV/AIDS and some form of private health insurance, even if it is very limited coverage. So it will in effect supplement any existing medical care you already have. .

Another related resource from PTC will provide free or affordable medical care to Refugees in Utah. It will provide check-ups, prescription assistance, health insurance, and vouchers for those qualified low income individuals that are immigrants or refugees that lack insurance. Dial 801-538-6191

Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention is for children up to age of 3. It is an early intervention service for uninsured families that have children with developmental delays. It will provide for assessment of the child's current development, therapy and medical services, and more. There dozens of hospitals and non-profits in the state that participate in an effort to ensure single moms or low-income parents get the medical care they need for a newborn. Telephone - 800-961-4226.

Similar to above is the Children with Special Health Care Needs. This offers case management and assessment for children from infancy up to age 18. Any medical or financial aid is for those that have special health care needs such autism; physical/behavioral difficulties or developmental delays. The program will pay for screenings, diagnostic evaluation, eye exams, glasses and specialists offer help in obtaining specialized equipment. Phone - 800-829-8200

 

 

 

Children's Health Insurance Program is Utah‘s version of CHIP. This is state government funded health insurance plan for children of low to moderate income families. It can even provide free or low cost insurance coverage for those households with income too high for Medicaid

The state will offer access to affordable health insurance premiums for comprehensive medical coverage including but not limited to hospital and emergency care; well-child exams, prescriptions, immunizations, doctor visits, and even dental care. There are eye and hearing exams for kids, physicals and more. Call 877-543-7669 to apply.

Utah Medical Assistance, or Medicaid, is for poor and low-income individuals, pregnant and moms to be, single mothers in Utah and families with children. The state, using some government grants, will provide for comprehensive medical care, including, but not limited to, emergency ambulance, physician visits, hospitalization, dental cleanings, lab work & x-ray services.

Applicants can’t get coverage from any other private or government source. The state will offer those who qualify with a broad range of health benefits, including prescription drugs, primary and specialty care, help for hospital bills and more. The medical care is free to those who meet income guidelines. UT Health and Human Services offers this free government health insurance program in the state. Dial 800-662-9651.

Vaccines for Children Program is a free or low cost program offered by the state of Utah and local health agencies (such as clinics). Medications are provided at no charge to families who in turn distribute them to physicians/community clinics/free health centers in UH that have signed up for the program.

Only children are able to receive help, and some examples of diseases preventable include hepatitis, Dipththeria, influenza, measles, Meningocaccal, mumps pertussis, polio, tetanus etc. Flue shots and other vaccines are offered too. The uninsured will need to pay some small fees. Call 800-275-0659.

Relay Utah provides free communication devices, phones, tablets and other items to people with a mental or physical disability in Utah. The free items are for people with no insurance. The official name of the program is Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, and low-income people can get a free iPhone, Tablet, laptop or other device. Phone - 801-715-3470.

  • ICanConnect is a similar service, however it gives free phones or devices to blind or deaf people only, if their insurance policy will not provided it. Dial 801-323-4358. Or learn how to get a free hearing aid for disabled.

 

 

 

 

UCCP Women Cardiovascular Health Screening / BeWise / is for low income, or underinsured females. The program was created in an effort to prevent, delay or control chronic diseases or cardiovascular conditions. Qualified patients will receive free or low cost heart disease and stroke risk factor screening, which includes blood pressure, cholesterol, personal medical history screenings, glucose checks, information on family medical history, and health behavior and readiness reviews. Referrals are available as well.

The UCCP program also provides the uninsured with colorectal, breast and other cancer screening services. Certain government poverty income levels need to be met to get help from this government insurance plan. For those who qualify, receive free or low-cost screenings, such as pap tests, vouchers for free mammograms, pelvic exams and more. The program may even pay for colorectal cancer screenings or a colonoscopy. Many Utah hospitals and medical providers participate. Dial 800-717-1811 for information or a testing location.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) assists with Medicare insurance. The Utah Division Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) provides help to disabled people and seniors in Utah. Find referrals to Part D prescription, information on enrolling for benefits, Extra Help paying for bills and more. Call 800-541-7735

UT Cancer Control Program provides mammograms, free breast and cervical cancer to low-income and/or uninsured women. There are vouchers for clinics, hospitals that partner with the government, and other services for patients. Low-income women will also get help in finding, and applying for free health insurance or ACA plans in Utah as well. Call 800-717-1811.

The UPP, or Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance, is an option for those with employers that offer a limited health insurance plan or for working individuals or families and their children who do not have insurance. The state will reimburse participants with money to pay for a part of a child insurance premiums. Several other conditions, including income limits, need to be met as well. Dial 888-222-2542

 

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