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American Cancer Society
2409 Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-635-4821  800-635-9194  Fax: 573-635-7821 National: 800-ACS-2345
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (M-F)

Services: Provides high quality, timely, understandable information to newly diagnosed patients and caregivers; supports and advocates for cancer research; improves the quality of life of cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors through service referral, community mobilization, collaboration, advocacy, and direct services such as nutritional supplements, wigs, and support groups.
Eligibility: Anyone with cancer or their family members
Fees: Free



Capital Region Medical Center
Capital  Region Physicians - Linn
916 E Main St., Linn, MO 65051
573-897-2525
Hours:Mon-Fri - 7:30am to 5:00pm
www.crmc.org

Our family practice clinics provide healthcare for the entire family. Serving our communities, the clinics see a wide range of patients, from those with acute or chronic illness to work-related injuries.



Central Missouri Kidney Association
P.O Box 1915 Columbia, MO 65205
Phone: (573)445-1927  Fax: (573)449-7653
Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday
campbellj@health.missouri.edu

Services: Financial assistance to kidney failure patients for medical needs; also items such as medication boxes, medic-alert jewelry, medications, blood pressure kits, glucose meters, etc.
Eligibility: Resident of MO must have end-stage renal disease, some pre-dialysis clientsIntake Procedures: Referral from social workers or physicians
Geographic Area Served: Missouri areas outside St. Louis and Kansas City
Fees: Free of charge




Community Health Center - Linn Clinic
1016 E. Main Street, Linn, Mo 65051
573-897-4946  Fax: 573-897-4941
Monday, Thursday & Friday  8:00 am -5:00 pm
chccmo.org

After Hours Care:
Anytime after 5:00 pm and until 8:00 am each morning. Patients should call 573-632-2777 and you will be connected with an Answering Service that will direct you to the Provider on call.
Programs Offered"
Community Health, Dental Services, Mental Health, and Primary Health Care



Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital 
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201
573-814-6000  

Truman VA in Columbia, Missouri, serves 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois, and is one of seven medical center facilities in the VA Heartland Network, a Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN). Truman VA provides a full continuum of care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. The facility offers comprehensive care including primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services. 



Hearing Aid Distribution Program - State of Missouri
573-526-5205 or toll free 855-783-3177
https://mcdhh.mo.gov/hadp/?fbclid=IwAR3VhocIbZAvDPNMG32jaV4vykSODJ-kZfuOHNBku_RDTqHZDWiI-79KeBw
The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) has a new Hearing Aid Distribution Program for low-income Missourians. Interested applicants may direct questions to Kristin Funk, Hearing Healthcare Program Manager, at Kristin.funk@mcdhh.mo.gov or (573) 526-5205 / Toll Free 855-783-3177.



Hearing Aid Helpline (International)
800-521-5247



Mid-Missouri Crisis Line 888-761-4357
The Missouri Crisis Line is a safe, confidential place to share. Let us help you. 
888-761-4357​ or text HAND to 839863



Mid-MO Insurance Counseling Services
4215 Phillips Farm Rd., Ste. 101-A, Columbia, MO 65201
800-735-6776, ext. 520

The ICS team of certified counselors works with mid-Missourians to help remove the barriers to accessing health insurance and health care. We are here to provide resources and tools to help you better understand all of your options. Our counselors complete training provided through the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) and are Certified Application Counselors, licensed by the State of Missouri.  We provide one-on-one, unbiased assistance that is personalized to you and your family’s unique situation. We are neither insurance brokers nor agents and will never try to sell you anything. Our services are free. 






Missouri Care - A Wellcare Company  
4205 Philips Farm Rd, Ste 100, Columbia, MO 65201  
573-441-2100 or 1-800-322-6027 FAX 573-441-2199   TDD 1-800-735-2966
www.missouricare.com 

Services: Provider of MO HealthNet Managed Care health care coverage for low-income families and children without access to affordable health insurance; necessary primary, acute and preventive medical care; transportation to medical and dental appointments for some eligible groups; the only MO Health Net Managed Care plan that includes University of Missouri health services 
Fee: Based on income – no cost, co-pay, and/or monthly premiums maybe requirement 
Eligibility: MO HealthNet Managed Care eligible, (State-wide coverage) 115 counties, must have been uninsured for 6 months prior to application and have no access to affordable insurance 
Intake Procedures: 
Online: https://apps.dss.mo.gov/mhdOnlineEnroll/ 
Enrollment Helpline at 1-800-348-6627
Geographic Area Served: 115 Missouri counties 
Foreign Languages Spoken: Interpretive services available for all languages



Missouri CLAIM
4215 Phillips Farm Rd., Ste. 101-A, Columbia, MO 65201
800-390-3330

CLAIM stands for “Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri.” We have been Missouri’s official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) since 1993. All of our services are free, unbiased, and confidential. We are not an insurance agency. We do not sell anything, and CLAIM counselors do not ask for or accept money.
CLAIM has more than 300 volunteer counselors throughout Missouri providing local Medicare counseling in their communities. Volunteers receive extensive training to become certified Medicare counselors, and continue to receive updates and continuing education on a regular basis.
Calling 1-800-390-3330: Our friendly Contact Center staff will take your name and basic information. Then they will relay that information to one of our local community partners. Within days, a volunteer counselor calls back to set up an appointment or to discuss your Medicare issue by phone. The helpline is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Filling out our online contact form: Leave your information using this form 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. This will send an e-mail directly to CLAIM, which will work just like a phone call, only there’s no chance you will have to wait on hold



Missouri State Dept. of Health and Senior Services 
P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
(573) 751-6246  or  800-451-0669  Fax: (573) 751-6237
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Provides in-home support for persons over 60 years of age, or physically or mentally disabled adults; immediate assistance for eligible persons who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; respite care assistance; adult day care; homemaker care; limited nurse visits; personal care services; information and referral
Bureau of Special Health Needs
Services: Special Healthcare Needs: early identification and health services from birth-age 21, Adult Head Injury Services; coordinates services for adults who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Healthy Children and Youth; provides screening, diagnosis, and treatment under Medicaid for those under age 21
Fee: None for those who qualify under financial needs guideline
Eligibility: Specific to individual programs, most have medical or financial eligibility
requirements



Osage County Health Department
205 E. Main Street,P.O. Box 533, Linn, Mo  65051
573-897-3103  573-897-4915 Fax  
osagecountyhealthdepartment@gmail.com

Clinic Schedule
Walk-in and scheduled appointments are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. WIC visits are by appointment only on Wednesdays during regular business hours.  Most services are open to any Osage County resident or visitor. Some services require residency in the county or there is a small fee.



Spectrum Health Care 
1123 Wilkes Blvd, Suite 250, Columbia, MO 65201 
573-875-8687  800-785-2437
Clinic 573-514-7312 
info@spectrumhealthcare.org
www.spectrumhealthcare.org

HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm and 1-5pm
Please note: A presceen phone call is required for scheduling an appointment for any services or to enter building.
At Spectrum Health Care, we provide an array of health-related services, accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid, and offer a sliding-scale for those uninsured, under-insured, or unemployed. Our clinic offers primary care with referrals to other services as needed, including diagnostics, imagining, dental, vision, orthopedic and psychiatric care. 
Free HIV and STD/STI testing
HOUSING ASSISTANCE: We provide long-term assistance in the form of rent and mortgage payments. Additionally, supportive assistance is provided for utilities, emergency housing, rental and utilities deposits, referrals and coordination with case management services.
Geographic Area Served: North-Central Missouri counties
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish



Vision:

EXAMS

EyeCare America celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It offers its services through 7,000 volunteer Eye M.D.s. Seniors who have not had an eye exam for three years may be eligible for eye exams and up to one year of care at no out-of-pocket cost. Uninsured patients at increased risk for glaucoma who have not had an eye exam for 12 months may be eligible for a free glaucoma eye exam. Patients must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and cannot belong to an HMO or have eye care coverage through the VA. Medications, eyeglasses and surgery aren’t covered, but ECA’s website lists an A to Z of prescription assistance programs. ECA is an Academy Foundation program. (www.eyecareamerica.org)

EYEGLASSES/EXAMS

Lions Clubs may pay for eye exams and eyeglasses. https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/columbia2020mo/

Low-cost eyeglasses online. Patients can obtain single-vision prescription eyeglasses for as little as $8 (plus shipping) from online optical dispensaries. Higher levels of refractive error may cost more. Patients will need to understand how frames are sized, pupil-to-pupil distances, etc. Websites include www.zennioptical.comwww.selectspecs.com and www.39dollarglasses.com.

New Eyes for the Needy provides vouchers for eyeglasses for adults and children but recently has had funding problems. Requests must come from a social worker, agency or school nurse working with patients. (973-376-4903; www.neweyesfortheneedy.org)

OneSight provides free in-store exams and eyewear at LensCrafters retail stores, and mobile clinics. Can provide free exams and glasses to adults with no insurance.  Must be referred by a social service agency.

Prevent Blindness America partners with providers of eye care and optical services providers to refer patients for free eye exams and eyeglasses. (800-331-2020; www.preventblindness.org)

SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) provides children from low-income families with medical exams, eyeglasses, medications and other services at little or no cost. Access is through state Medicaid offices. (877-543-7669)

Sight for Students operates nationally through community partners, providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to children (up to age 18) if family income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. (800-290-4964; www.sightforstudents.org)

Vision USA provides free exams and, in some cases, free or low-cost eyeglasses to low-income adults and children who lack vision coverage (public or private) and who have not had an eye exam within two years. (800-766-4466; www.aoa.org/visionusa.xml)

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