Need a caregiver? Looking for affordable services? We can help! We’ve searched for free and low-cost caregiver services in your area. See what we’ve found on our map! Whether you’re looking for long-term in-home caregivers or short-term respite care, we can help you find what you need. Respite care is when someone else takes over while the primary caregiver can take a break, whether for a few hours or a few weeks. Whether you’re looking for elderly care or care for a disabled child, we can help! Just let us know in the comments or by sending an email to [email protected]. We’ll see what we can find! There are numerous agencies that offer caregiver support, home care assistance, senior home care, support groups, live-in caregivers and more. Many of these services accept Medicaid, offer sliding scale prices or even offer free services to those who qualify. You’ll need to check each individual listing for more information, including eligibility restrictions, contact information, open hours and more.
Free mental health services may be available in your community! Please check the map for more information about free mental health services near you. Mental health services include counseling, outpatient services, inpatient services, support group services and more. You may benefit from free mental health services if you suffer from schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Consider the following statistics about mental health services: Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder. 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Mental health problems can have disastrous consequences if left untreated. Consider these statistics from NAMI. Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44. Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions. Over one-third (37%) of students with a mental health condition age 14–21 and older who are served by special education drop out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,20 the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–2421 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24 Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness. An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition. 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.
Dental care can be expensive. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist, pediatric dentist, cosmetic dentist or other affordable dental care center near you, check out our map! According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1 in 4 adults ages 20-44 have untreated dental issues. Nearly 1 in 5 children between the ages of 5 and 19 have similar issues! Only 62% of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 had a dental visit in the last year. A whopping 91% of adults have had cavities at some point in their lives, so it’s important to be seen by a dentist near you! Although affordable dentists can be difficult to find, it does exist. We’ll help you find affordable dental near you! Even if you live in one of 23 states where Medicaid covers dental care, it can be difficult to find a dentist near you who is accepting new Medicaid patients. Medicaid currently covers dental in 23 states, including the District of Columbia.
Eye Exams & Glasses
If you’re looking for eye care without insurance, it can be difficult to get the free eye exams and free glasses that you need. We can help you find the cheapest place for eye exams without insurance. We can even help you find a local optometrist, or eye doctor, who may take Medicaid benefits! Eye exams are important at every stage of life, beginning at approximately 6 months of age. The recommended schedule for eye exams is 6 months, 2-3 years, before kindergarten and then once per year thereafter. VSP recommends scheduling your child’s eye exam near the start of the school year to help them start the school year right. Only approximately 14% of children receive comprehensive eye exams before beginning Kindergarten or First Grade even though 1 in 4 children suffer from some sort of vision problem. Studies show that approximately 60% of “problem learners” have undetected vision problems. Adults suffer from eye problems, too. Nearly 90% of those who use the computer for 3 hours per day have vision problems related to computer eye strain. Of course, age increases the risk of vision problems like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and more.
Mental Health Services
Are you looking for free pregnancy tests, pregnancy freebies or a free prenatal clinic? Whether you’re experiencing a planned or unplanned pregnancy, you may qualify for special services such as free pregnancy test and ultrasound from certain clinics. In many places, you’ll need a verified pregnancy test before you can qualify for free medical insurance programs like Medicaid. To find a free pregnancy test clinic, just browse our map! Pregnancy tests look for hCG in your system. Although you can test as early as 6-8 days after ovulation, pregnancy tests are most accurate if you wait until after your period is due. Most free pregnancy tests are simple urine tests. You’ll pee in a cup and the provider will place some of that urine on a test strip. Blood tests are more sensitive and more accurate but they are also more expensive. If you would like a blood test, those may be available for free but they are more difficult to find.