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Aunt Bertha

Description:

Aunt Bertha is building the country’s most comprehensive online directory of social service organizations. They believe that every person and family should have one place online where they can find help in a time of need – and they’ve been transforming the way social services information is organized and delivered ever since.

Economic Progress Institute
Location:

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Providence, RI 02908
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Phone:

401.456.8512

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Description:

The Economic Progress Institute – formerly The Poverty Institute – is a nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders. The issues they work on include family economic security, affordable health care, fair and adequate taxes, and a skilled workforce.

Health Source RI
Location:

Royal Little Drive Providence RI 02904
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Phone:

855.840.4774

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Description:

HealthSource RI is Rhode Island’s state health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can access affordable health coverage that meets their needs and their budgets.  HealthSource RI is the only place individuals and families are able to receive a federal tax credit to help pay for insurance.  For those who qualify, free coverage through Medicaid is available.

All plans offer the same essential benefits – including doctor visits, prescriptions, hospital care, and preventive screenings.  No one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition or other health reason.

Purchasing insurance through the HealthSource RI marketplace gives Rhode Islanders and small employers the opportunity to compare plans from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare, as well as dental insurance from Delta Dental and Blue Cross Dental.

Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Location:

74 West Road Hazard Bldg , 2nd Floor Cranston RI 02920
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Phone:

401.462.5300

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Description:

Here individuals and families can go to the State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services to sign up for free health coverage through Medicaid.

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Location:

299 Promenade Street Providence, RI 02908
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Phone:

800.963.1001

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Description:

The Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island works together with a number of community health centers in order to bring high caliber health care to all Rhode Islanders at an affordable price. It specializes in helping families with low to moderate income, as well as those with children with extraordinary health care needs, in foster care and adults that are only eligible for Medicaid.

Planned Parenthood
Location:

111 Point Street, Providence, RI 02903, United States
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Phone:

401.421.9620

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Description:

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. They have skilled health care professionals who are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care.

Rhode Island Community Action
Location:

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
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Phone:

401.941.0774

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Description:

Since 1992, the Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICAA) has been a catalyst for change and a vital part of a coordinated effort to eliminate poverty in our state. They are dedicated to assisting Rhode Islanders and bettering the accessibility of benefits and services offered to low and middle income residents. Community Action Programs are located throughout the state and their services include senior care, after school programs, employment assistance, health and dental care, counseling, housing and heating cost assistance.

Rhode Island Health Center Association
Location:

235 Promenade Street, Suite 455, Providence, RI 02908
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Phone:

401.274.1771

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Description:

The Rhode Island Health Center Association is committed to connecting adults, children and families to quality health care. Finding a doctor and insurance can be overwhelming, but they can assist you with the process.

RI Free Clinic
Location:

655 Broad St., Providence, RI 02907
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Phone:

401.274.6347

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Description:

The Clinic is…legions of volunteers, community partners, and supporters throughout Rhode Island who share our belief that health care should be available for all, regardless of income. The Clinic provides nearly 7,000 patient visits annually to over 2,000 patients by mobilizing our active statewide corps of over 700 volunteers and community partners, a lean professional staff of 7 full-time equivalents, and 7 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers. With an annual budget of just $1 million, the Clinic leverages over $5 million in additional donated health services and medical supplies to provide vital medical care to Rhode Island’s uninsured, low-income adults. Unlike a walk-in clinic, emergency room, or urgent care setting, the Clinic provides a medical home that includes coordinated health services comprised of primary care, labs and diagnostics, specialty care, prescription medications, follow-up visits, counseling and wellness programs that help uninsured adults get and stay healthy. The Clinic is also a strategic link to education and training in the health care field. The Clinic collaborates with leading academic and training partners to ensure that students in the health care field gain real-world experience and skills that lead to graduation, certification, and licensure.

RIREACH
Location:

1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
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Phone:

855.747.3224

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Description:

RIREACH supports Rhode Island’s consumers through the changes in and new implementation phases in the Affordable Care Act and will answer questions consumers have about coverage.

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