Building on January’s theme of health and wellness, February’s UNPHC EdX is talking about Medical Resources. We’ve put together a list of free or greatly reduced medical and dental care, that we have partnered with, and can vouch for!
When we’re living with limited finances, health and dental can be daunting in terms of cost. And so, we might be tempted to stay out of a doctor or dental office until things have gotten to a serious state. It’s a tough call.
We all know prevention is best, but it’s tricky if we can’t afford it. So, we’ve put together a list of resources for free health and dental care. From preventative to care for more serious issues as well. So, if you are feeling hesitant, dig deep, get your courage up, and take yourself and your family to get the care you need!
Utah’s Health Centers
Utah’s community health centers are non-profit, patient-centered medical clinics, that provide quality health care to all Utahns – regardless of insurance type or ability to pay.
Phone: (801) 974-5522
Alliance Community Services
“Our mission is to promote the well-being of culturally diverse and underserved individuals by providing services for health, safety, legal and social growth.”
All Alliance services are offered in Spanish and English.
Phone: (801) 265-1111
Utah Partners for Health
We offer access to primary healthcare services for medical, dental, behavioral health, and vision, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
Services are provided in English and Spanish
Phone: (801) 417-0131
Free or reduced dental
The following link is a great resource for free or reduced dental options in Utah. You’ll need to navigate the website a little, but it’s filled with great info.
Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP!
Generally, you’re first eligible to sign up starting 3 months before you turn 65 and ending 3 months after the month you turn 65.
Sign up and learn more here:
Medicaid is income based, the links below are helpful for signing up, and the pdf has the new income guidelines.
CHIP, The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state health insurance plan for uninsured Utah kids and teens. CHIP is always open for enrollment!
We hope you will find these links useful, and helpful as we enter 2023 ready to embrace better health at all levels!
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