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Selected Community Health Resources

Wisconsin Programs

  BadgerCare Plus is a program for children under 19 years of age and families in Wisconsin who need and want health insurance. This program is open to all children, regardless of family income.  Visit the BadgerCare Plus Web page to find more information, check your eligibility, and apply for the program. (Please note that as of April 1, 2014 the BadgerCare Plus Core and Basic Plans have ended.) 

  FoodShare Wisconsin helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food. Information on who qualifies and how to apply is listed on their Web page.

  Wisconsin Medicaid is a program from the federal and state government. For those people who qualify, this program pays for medical services. People who may qualify include people with disabilities, people 65 years who meet the program's financial requirements and are United States citizens or legal immigrants. Go to the Web site to learn more about this program and how to find out if you qualify.

  The Medigap Helpline may help you make decisions about Medicare and other insurance issues. This free helpline is sponsored by the State of Wisconsin, State Health Insurance & Assistance Program (SHIP). The helpline number is 1-800-242-1060, or learn more about them by going to their Web site.

  The Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Web page provides links to useful resources for the deaf and hard of hearing in the State of Wisconsin.

  To find useful links to information about how to pay for prescription drugs, go to The Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Web page.

  The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free coaching on how to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. This site is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to their Web site to learn more.


Resources in Southeastern Wisconsin

  Family Care is a program that is part of the Wisconsin Medicaid program. If you are over 60, qualify for Medicaid, live in Milwaukee County, and have long-term health needs, you might be eligible for this program. Their Web site contains more information.

  The Medical Assistance Outreach Program is a service offered by the Milwaukee Health Department to get community members the health care coverage to which they are entitled. The program includes bilingual staff who can communicate in Spanish, Lao, Thai, and Hmong. Translation is available for other languages as well. Call 414-286-8620 for more information or see their Web site.

  The Milwaukee City Health Department contains information on teen health, immunizations, woman and child health, and includes a directory of services available to residents of the City of Milwaukee.  There is also a list of the other local municipalities' health departments in Milwaukee County.

  The Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services serves the entire county of Milwaukee.

  View a list of health departments in the seven counties in southeastern Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee County (Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha).


Other Community Health Resources

  The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is a large AIDS service agency. They offer many health and social services to over 3,000 Wisconsin residents living with HIV disease.

  The Parents and Caregivers page of the Web site from the Children's Health Education Center includes links to health information for parents and caregivers. Children can play educational  games online from the Games and Activities page of the Bluekids site.

  Community Care for the Elderly is a community-based group. This program helps elderly people live independently as long as they are able. To learn more, go to their Web site.

  The Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is located in the Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center just off the hospital lobby at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. This center serves families and providers in Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.  This center is staffed by parents of children with special health care needs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  This center features information and support services including a resource library.

  Domestic Violence Resources

The National Domestic Violence Web site contains useful information. By phone, they can be reached by calling a toll free number: 1-800-799-SAFE.

There are many domestic violence resources located throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Resource Victim Directory (from the Wisconsin Department of Justice) includes information on abuse resources. The list is organized by county and by type of program. Another good resource is the Web site for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


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