Help for the Uninsured
Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
Free and low cost healthcare options for Licking County residents
Medicaid (Medical Card)
Ohio Medicaid provides coverage to the following groups:
To qualify for Medicaid, a person must meet basic requirements: be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements; be an Ohio resident; have or get a social security number; and meet certain financial requirements. Go to Ohio Medicaid for more information.
Ohio High Risk Pool Plans
Have you been turned down for health coverage because of a pre-existing condition? Have you been without insurance for more than six months? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be eligible for Ohio High Risk Pool plans administered by Medical Mutual of Ohio. More info...
Free and Reduced Cost Clinics
Community Health Clinic 144 W. Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-1113 www.lcchc.com/
Family Health Services of East Central Ohio 155 McMillen Drive Newark, OH 43055 (740) 344-9291 or 1-800-688-3266 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Licking County Health Department 675 Price Rd. Newark OH 43055 (740) 349-6535 www.lickingcohealth.org
Sliding Fee and Uncompensated Care
Licking Memorial Hospital and Licking Memorial Health System Doctors participate in a program that may allow patients to pay a reduced charge for services, or even to pay no fee at all. Eligibility is based on income level. When you make and appointment to visit a LMHS healthcare provider, ask about "uncompensated care". There is an application that must be completed and proof of income may be required. It is up to you, as the patient, to request to participate in this program. Call Licking Memorial Hospital or your doctor for more information.
Prescription Drug Assistance
Free Prescription Drug Discount Card - Click Here
Health Care Reform
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. The law puts into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies more accountable and will lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans. The Act will not be implemented all at once. Portions of the law have already taken effect. Other changes will be implemented through 2014 and beyond. Visit www.HealthCare.gov for more information.
Here are some of the provisions that went into effect on September 23, 2010: • Preventive Health Services: Requires that new policies must cover evidence-based preventive services, including screenings and vaccinations, with no copays or deductibles. • Maintenance of Coverage When People Get Sick: Prevents insurance companies from withdrawing coverage when a person gets sick as a way of avoiding covering the costs of enrollees’ health care needs. • No Lifetime Limits on Insurance Coverage: Prohibits insurers from imposing lifetime limits on benefits. • Regulation of Annual Limits on Insurance Coverage: Tightly regulates plans’ use of annual limits to ensure access to needed care in all group plans and all new individual plans. • Coverage for Young Adults: Requires health plans that provide coverage for children to continue to make that coverage available until the child turns 26 years of age. The requirement applies to all plans in the individual market, new employer plans, and existing employer plans – unless the adult child has an offer of coverage through his or her employer. • Appeals Process for a Denial of Coverage: Requires new plans to implement an effective internal and external appeals process for coverage determinations and claims.
Keep In Touch
Get in Touch!
We will be more than happy to assist you if you have any questions you cannot get answered here.
Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)