Everyone deserves a lifetime of good health. 2-1-1 has information about health care services for infants and new parents, and child care services for working parents. Whether you’re in need of medical, dental, mental health or in-home health care, 2-1-1 is your first resource.

At the end of June a 71 year old named Olive received her first eviction notice. She has been living in her rowhome with her family for years. Money has always been tight, and this month they just fell behind. Not knowing what to do, she called Maryland 2-1-1 and spoke to Jay.  Jay found out that one reason they struggled to make the rent is because she is currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer-- the extra medical bills exceeded her fixed income.  Jay provided Olive with several churches, non-profits, and specialized services. 

A few weeks later, Olive reported that she was able to get the help her and her family needed and they are at home, caught up on their rent

Access to good-quality, affordable health care is within your reach. Do you need help making sense of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Medicare, Medicaid, or Children’s Health Care? Do you want to know more about your health care rights? Have you been recently diagnosed with an illness and need information about medical support programs? 2-1-1 can help you untangle the complex web of health care options and connect you to local health and human services agencies that are designed to support you through illness and keep you on a track of good health. 

2019 Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018. To enroll, log on to the official ACA marketplace at HealthCare.Gov, or CuidadodeSalud.Gov or call the marketplace call center at 1-800-318-2596. Free enrollment assistance is available to help you find a plan that best meets your needs. Find an appointment through the Get Covered Connector. Text GETCOVERED to 898-211 (or Envíe la palabra COBERTURA al 898-211) for important information and updates - regardless of your state, income, or health status. In order to have coverage that begins January 1, 2019 you must enroll by December 15, 2018.

2-1-1 also has information about nutrition and wellness programs as well as prescription-assistance services and medical transportation options. You can also use 2-1-1 to find resources that offer free and confidential help with drug and alcohol addiction, support and rehabilitation. Call 2-1-1 today.

Interested in addressing Social Determinants of Health? Learn more about how you can partner with 2-1-1 here.