A health care program for people who cannot otherwise afford quality health care.
Contact Maine Department of Health & Human Services to find out if you're eligible for MaineCare.
MaineCare for Workers with Disabilities: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/work/
A page of the Bureau of Elder and Adult Services where you can find information about how to go back to work, or work more hours, and still keep your MaineCare benefits.
MaineCare Overview- Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS):
Consumer Assistance HelpLine: http://www.mainecahc.org/foundation/default.htm
Free assistance, primarily in identifying health coverage assistance resources, or in navigating state-sponsored health coverage assistance programs.
Dirigo Health: http://www.dirigohealth.maine.gov/
A State Insurance Program for people who work in small business or are self-employed.
A Health Insurance Program for people 65 years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant). Medicare eligibility begins 24 months after you first receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Maine State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP):
Offers guidance to Medicare beneficiaries and advice about other health insurance programs such as Medicare supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance and MaineCare (Medicaid). This is free information, counseling, and assistance for all Maine citizens.
Medicaid Buy-In Option: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/work/
Disabled workers can apply for coverage through Medicaid at a reduced rate.
Prescription Drug Programs: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/medbook.htm
A guide for older people and adults with disabilities who need help paying for prescription drugs. In addition to information about programs in Maine, other resources such as consumer buying tips and where to get help in your community are included.
Medicare-approved Drug Discount Card: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/medicare_drugs.htm
Maine's Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services (BDS):
The state agency in Maine that oversees mental health programs. This site has information on adult and children services, substance abuse services, hospitals and facilities, as well as regional state offices of the BDS.
Links to Mental Health Resources in Maine and Nationally-http://mentalhealth.about.com/library/us/blmaine.htm
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: http://www.bazelon.org/
A comprehensive resource for Mental Health Legal Information.
A statewide organization providing information, referral, education and support to adults and children with mental illness and their families, and is the official Maine affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
HIV/AIDS/STD Resources in Maine: http://www.mehivcpg.org/statecontacts.html#community
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and Sexually Transmitted Disease(s) (STD) resources in Maine.
Health & Assisted Home Services: Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities Care- http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/health.htm
Pine Tree Legal Assistance: http://www.ptla.org/healthindex.htm
Provides legal representation to income eligible clients.
Maine Equal Justice Project: http://www.mejp.org/health/index_html
An organization that advocates for the rights of low-income people who have been treated unfairly in public programs.
Consumer Health Law Program: http://www.mainecahc.org/foundation/consumerhealthlawproject.htm
Free legal assistance, primarily for people in disputes with their private insurance company. A service provided by Consumers for Affordable Health Care.
The Aroostook County Action Program, Inc.:
Works to enable the people of Aroostook to achieve greater economic independence and dignity, and provides leadership to the community in responding to changing human needs.
Provides access to health care for people with limited incomes.
Catholic Charities Elderly & Disabled Services: http://www.ccmaine.org/info.php?info_id=35
"We are especially concerned with the needs of lower income adults who are isolated by location or health. We administer programs to help them lead productive lives and maintain contact with the world around them."
Community Concepts Inc.: http://www.community-concepts.org/counseling/counseling.htm
Offers a variety of social services that promote self-sufficiency within the people of the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine.
Community Counseling Center, Portland: http://www.commcc.org/index.html
Involves individuals, couples, and families in a process of understanding themselves and each other on issues including interpersonal relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, and teen pregnancy.
Crisis and Counseling Centers, Inc.: https://crisisandcounseling.org/
24-hour Crisis Intervention: 1-888-568-1112
24-hour mobile, walk-in and residential crisis service and Outpatient mental health, substance abuse and dual-diagnosis counseling service for adults, children, adolescents and families.
Eastern Maine Healthcare: http://www.emh.org/
A network of healthcare agencies throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine. The site includes a physician finder and an online library of resources related to health concerns.
Maine Health: http://www.mainehealth.org/
A network of healthcare agencies and hospitals. The site has a directory of the doctors in their network, information about target diseases (diabetes, asthma, etc.), listing of long-term care and home health agencies.
Maine's Health Care Facilities- http://licert.dhs.state.me.us/pgGenSearch.asp
Penquis Community Action Program: http://www.penquis.org/
Created to bring locally developed solutions to the multifaceted problems faced by the poor.
United Way of Mid-Coast Maine- Places to go in Bath/Brunswick Area:
Western Maine Community Action (WMCA): http://www.wmca.org/
A social service agency that has been providing services for over 35 years to people living in the Franklin, Androscoggin and Oxford counties of the western mountain region of Maine. The majority of our services are designed to assist low to moderate income people.