Health Care Assistance

CVOEO's Financial Futures Program is no longer providing Vermont Health Connect Navigator services.  However, here is a list of services and resources that can help.

  • List of Current Vermont Health Connect Navigator Offices (will be updated after 6/30) http://info.healthconnect.vermont.gov/directory/Navigator?field_county_tid=All

  • Vermont Health Connect Customer Service: 1-855-899-9600.

  • Office of Health Advocates (formerly VT Health Care Ombudsman) 1-800-917-7787 www.vtlawhelp.org/health

  • VPharm & Healthy Vermonters  (DCF) assists Vermonters in paying for their prescriptions.  Visit http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/prescriptions or call 1-800-250-8427 for the 201P Application.  Prescription assistance has no resource/ assets test.  Various program income eligibility limits range from 150% to 400%.

  • Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled (MABD) is for individuals 65 or older, blind or disabled.  The income limit for MABD is $991 (for 1) outside Chitt Cty and $1066 inside or $1180 for married couples.   The asset limit is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for married couples.  The application is not through VHC but through the 202MED Application available through http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/MABD

  • Long Term Medicaid (Choices for Care) helps Vermonters pay for long-term care services.  Eligibility for LTC applicants is 300% FPL with a resource limit of $2,000 for individuals, $5,000 for single home owners on a home-based waiver and $135,640 for couples ($2,000 for the LTC applicant).   The 202LTC Application is also available at the dcf website or by calling 1-800-479-6151.

  • Ladies First1-800-508-2222 or www.LadiesFirstVT.org.   A breast and cervical screening and heart health program that is FREE to women who meet the eligibility criteria. While VHC plans cover preventative screenings, if an abnormal result comes back , the diagnostic testing that would be needed would be subject to cost sharing (deductible, co-payments, or co-insurance, depending on the plan) and Ladies First would cover those costs.  Nurse case managers also helps clients understand what diagnostic tests are needed and how to access those services Ladies First will soon be offering new lifestyle programs that pay for eligible women to receive free access to certain weight loss and fitness programs, including Weight Watchers, Curves, and VTrim.  Eligibility criteria: At or below 250% of the FPL, Age 21+, VT resident, Does not have Medicaid or Medicare Part B. 

  • The Health Assistance Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington (802) 847-6984 or HealthAssistanceProgram@vtmednet.org.  Services include: Assistance in obtaining health care, resources to help pay for medications and medical supplies, connecting patients to community resources.  The Health Assistance Program collaborates closely with the Patient Assistance Program (PAP) at Fletcher Allen. If you qualify for PAP, your care may be available free or at a reduced rate. To apply for financial assistance or to make budget arrangements, please call Patient Financial Services at (802) 847-8000, or toll free at (800) 639-2719. Assistance is designed for emergency need, 1-2x a year, not on a monthly basis.

  • Planned Parenthood Access Plan.  Free family planning services for income-eligible Vermonters.  1-866-476-1321.

  • VCCU Free Clinics - run throughout the state and differ in the services they provide their local community but Vermonters who decline insurance coverage or who sign up for Bronze plans should be made aware of these this resources.  Check to see if your local clinic will provide free or low cost care for a customers with a Bronze plan as they are considered to be underinsured.  www.vtccu.org

  • Katie Beckett- A program enabling children with disabilities who might otherwise not qualify to obtain Medicaid EPSDT services. A child who meets the eligibility guidelines for both Dr. Dynasaur and Katie Beckett programs, may be better off applying for Katie Beckett rather than Dr. Dynasaur. However, Economic Services tries to determine if a child is eligible for Dr. Dynasaur before processing the DCHC application because a Dr. D application is much quicker to approve (a Katie Beckett application takes 6-9 weeks to process). Therefore, when someone calls for an application they should let them know if income is above the limit for Dr. D or the child had been found eligible for Supplemental Security Income. The parent’s income and resources are NOT counted, only the CHILD’S income and resources are counted toward eligibility. The child must have a disability, be under the age of 19 years and need a level of care given in hospitals, nursing homes, or in-patient care facilities but medically appropriate to care for the child at home. For example: a child receiving services at Brattleboro Retreat, Northeastern Family Institute(NFI) or a child with an IV or G-tube living at home. The Disability Determination Service 1-800-734-2463 determines if a child is disabled. Examples of disabilities and conditions often covered include but aren't limited to: cerebral palsy with physical challenges, Down syndrome needing ongoing supervision, spina bifida, severe emotional disturbance and autism spectrum disorder.  The Katie Beckett application package needs to be requested specifically by calling: 1-800-250-8427.  Medical bills incurred three months prior to eligibility may be paid by Medicaid after the child is found eligible.

  • Medicaid High Risk Pregnancy Program- Case management program with the goal of improving pregnancy outcomes for Medicaid covered pregnant women and their babies (802) 879-5985.

  • SHIP Medicare Resources provides health care counseling for seniors- answers to questions about Medicare, Medicaid, VPharm, MediGap, and more: 1-800-642-5119.  CVAA (802) 865-0360  http://www.cvaa.org

  • VT Veterans Services: (802) 656-2417.  Temporary financial assistance with expenses.

  • Tobacco Cessation: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) 802Quits.org

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