800-444-6472: Info. for low cost or free health care in Eng/Span (and much more).

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A free resource for underserved patients that need low cost or free health care but don’t know where to go. Plus much more.. look below.

http://www.omhrc.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=4728

FREE information (in English and Spanish) and referral service on minority health issues for community groups, consumers, professionals, and students. It assists OPHS and OMH in distributing scientifically valid and culturally-competent health information, encourages public participation in HHS programs, and assists in conducting health campaigns. OMHRC maintains a minority health knowledge center and database; helps link people to HHS health services and resources; distributes publications; manages exhibits; publishes funding opportunities; maintains a list of volunteer resource experts available to the public; and conducts literature searches.

The Resource Center also provides capacity development services to smaller, underserved faith and community-based organizations. Principal areas in which assistance is offered include: organizational infrastructure, cultural competency, community outreach, program design, communications, and training. Technical assistance is provided through a combination of regional skills-building workshops, on-site consultations, and telephone, mail, and e-mail consultations.

OMHRC operates a toll-free telephone service (800-444-6472), accessible throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and provides a TDD telephone (301-251-1432) for the hearing-impaired. Bilingual information specialists answer English and Spanish-language inquiries.

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