health care

Finding the right health care

The health care system is complicated. There are many providers, not to mention billing systems. Learn about the difference between primary, urgent and emergency care; the difference between specialty and preventive care; and how to pay for medical services including public and private insurance programs. Presented by Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Program. Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m. Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on the library events calendar.

Be Informed

Code RedHow much do you know about health care reform?  Take a look at these books published in the last couple of years and then check out the summary of the current Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the Library of Congress website.  Be informed!

Health Care Resources

health care smiley faceIf you're currently without health insurance check out federally-funded health centers near you.  Payments are based on your income, and the the Health centers provide:

1. checkups when you're well
2. treatment when you're sick
3. complete care when you're pregnant
4. immunizations and checkups for your children
5. dental care and prescription drugs for your family
6. mental health and substance abuse care if you need it

Also, check out RXassist.org to see if you qualify for free or low-cost medications through patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies.

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