Medicaid

Description: A combined federal and state program administered by the state that provides medical benefits for individuals and families with limited incomes who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. (AIRS NL-5000.5000)

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MT

Statewide

Address: MT
Service Categories:
Services Provided: The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) administers healthcare services to help improve and protect the health and safety of some low-income Montanans. DPHHS reimburses private and public providers for a wide range of preventive, primary, and acute care services. Major service providers include: physicians, public health departments, clinics, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, durable medical equipment, and mental health providers.
Provider Profiles: To apply for Medicaid or Healthy Montana Kids, please go to the website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms
Original Source:
Last Updated: 2/1/2015
Organization Name: Human and Community Services
Address: PO Box 202925
Helena, MT 59620
Toll Free Phone: 888-706-1535
Eligibility: All are welcome to apply, eligibility is income based.
Services Provided: Food, medical, or cash assistance.
Original Source:
Last Updated: 4/4/2018

Nationwide

Organization Name: Nurse First
Address:
Phone: 800-330-7847
Toll Free Phone: 800-330-7847
Eligibility: Montana Medicaid or Healthy Montana Kids Member
Services Provided: Before you travel to your Primary Care Provider or the emergency room, call Nurse First to help you decide the best option or if you can treat the problem at home. Nurses at Nurse First may be able to help you save time and money by guiding you to the right care at the right place and at the right time.

The advice line is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year toll-free and confidential nurse triage line staffed by licensed-registered nurses.

Nurses can help you with problems like:
•Fever, earache, headache, flu, cold, cough, sore throat, vomiting, upset stomach, skin rash, back pain, a crying baby
•If you have just found out you have diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol or any other health issue, the Nurse First Advice Line may be able to give you some information and help answer questions you have.
•Nurse First will help you with any health question/concern, such as:

You should NOT call Nurse First when:
•You have a life threatening health concern
•It’s time for your child’s next Well Child checkup or immunization
•You saw your PCP for a specific health problem and a follow-up appointment is needed
•You saw your PCP for a specific health problem and he referred you to a specialist
•You, or your child, need regular services such as transfusion or dialysis
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Last Updated: 3/14/2018