Question For Those Stateside

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by In Limbo, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. In Limbo

    In Limbo Forum Buddy

    I have been talking to someone in the US recently who I believe to be suffering from severe depression and have strongly advised them to seek medical help from a doctor. It has come up a number of times in conversations with different people where I feel I can only give very basic advice on this because I'm not aware of how the financial side of things work over there. And even if the person is willing to do so in principle, they do not feel like they can afford it from a monetary standpoint.

    Can anyone link me to some good sites/reading material so I can help people in the US a bit more usefully? Particularly with regard to any kind of support organisations in this matter?
     
  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    they may be eligible for medicaid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid
    http://www.cms.gov/MedicaidEligibility/01_Overview.asp

    also they can call 211 http://www.211.org/ for info on local agencies that have sliding scale services, like the united way and others. 211 is a phone service linking to local social service agencies. it's a clearinghouse, you just say what you are looking for, like free health care, or low cost or free counselling and they look in the database and match you with local agencies.
     
  3. may71

    may71 Well-Known Member

    wow, cool post!

    never heard of 211 before
     
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