Living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to stay well and avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor. Routine check-ups are important, too. If you can find a doctor or medical practice that you’re comfortable with, you’ll be more likely to see a doctor regularly and take care of health issues before they become major problems.
Your Great Expectations counselors can guide you in finding medical care. The resources below are helpful too. Take a look.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help. Referrals are confidential, and you can search for the services on the Web site as well.
Reach Virginia offers access to low cost medical care in the Greater Richmond area.
The Virginia Association of Free Clinics lets you search for clinics in your area that provide free medical care and other assistance.
Dental safety net clinics provide dental care for Virginians who are uninsured or who are enrolled in Medicaid, FAMIS or FAMIS Plus. Check out the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s searchable map to find a dental provider in your area.
If you need help paying for prescriptions, The Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help. Call toll-free at 1-888-477-2669 or look here.
The Virginia Health Care Foundation also offers information on drug discount cards and programs here.