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A Helping Hand in Tough Times: Medical Resources for Those in Need

Federal, State and Private Programs
You may not be aware of these programs or may not realize that they may qualify for help.
• Medicare, the nation's health insurance program for the elderly and qualifying disabled individuals
• Medicaid, a federal-state means-tested health insurance program
• SCHIP-- State Children's Health Insurance Program, a state-federal program offering health insurance to qualifying children, young adults, and some adults www.floridakidcare.org  

Private Sector Programs

Most pharmaceutical companies offer free or reduced cost prescription drugs to qualified consumers.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: A pharmaceutical-industry-sponsored service that offers a single point of access to more than 475 patient assistance programs, including over 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Call toll-free 1-888-4PPA-NOW or visit
http://www.pparx.org/ (Click "Get Help Now" to access the database).

Together Rx Access: A prescription savings program sponsored by 10 pharmaceutical companies. It provides savings on more than 275 brand-name prescription products at the pharmacy counter to eligible patients without prescription coverage. Call toll-free 800-444-4106 or visit

Medicare: Their website allows seniors to find Medicare prescription drug plans that cover the drugs they require at

Pfizer MAINTAIN or Helpful Answers Programs: Programs to help people recently unemployed or without prescription coverage who are currently using Pfizer medicines. These programs may be reached through Pfizer Helpful Answers, a joint program of Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation. Call toll-free 1-866-706-2400 or visit

Free Prescription Drug Discount Card: 1-877-321-1652 

    Brevard County
– contact Tammy Harris to get a card: 321-633-2007

    Indian River County: 772-567-8900
    Familywize Discount Prescription Program
    c/o United Way Center
    1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Local Medical Clinics and Community Health Centers
This facilities offer reduced cost, or even free primary care medical treatments for under and un-insured Americans. Many constituents do not realize these clinics are available as alternatives to visiting the ER for non-emergency medical issues.

Brevard County

Health Care
Brevard County Health Dept. (some dental pro bono): 321-637-7300

    Melbourne Clinic: 321-726-2920
    2275 S. Babcock Street
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Viera Clinic: 321-639-5800
    2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way,
    Viera, FL 32940
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Brevard Health Alliance - Health care and dental services for indigent persons

    Cocoa Clinic: 321-639-5177
    15 Rosa L. Jones Drive
    Cocoa, FL 32922

    BHA Monroe Center: 321-633-6391
    705 Blake Ave. Building G
    Cocoa, FL 32922

    Melbourne Clinic: 321-733-2021
    17 Silver Palm Ave.
    Melbourne, FL 32901

    Palm Bay Family Practice: 321-722-5959
    5270 Babcock Street NE Suite 1
    Palm Bay, FL 32905

    Palm Bay Pediatrics: 321-676-5996
    5270 Babcock Street NE Suite 3
    Palm Bay, FL 32905

Indian River County

Indian River County Health Department

    First Stop Center: 772-794-7400
    1900 27th Street 
    Vero Beach, FL 32960

    Gifford Health Center: 772-770-5151
    4675 28th Court
    Vero Beach, FL 32967

    Hours Of Operation for Both Clinics:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Closed for lunch from Noon –1:00 p.m.

Treasure Coast Community Health Centers
Pediatrics, adolescent, family medicine; dental; physicals and immunizations; accepting Medicaid and Medicare

    North (Fellsmere) – main office: 772-257-8824
    12196 CR 512
    Fellsmere, FL 32948

    Hours Of Operation:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Central (Vero Beach): 772- 778-4780 
    777 387h Street
    Suite D-103
    Vero Beach, FL 32960

    Hours Of Operation:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    South Vero: 772-257-8824
    1545 9th St. SW
    Vero Beach, FL 32962
    (On Oslo Road – 1 ½ miles West of US 1)

    Hours Of Operation:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00am – 4:30 p.m.

Other Kinds of Support
The following resources may not provide money for medical bills or pay off medical debts, but they can provide other kinds of support that may help you during a difficult time.
• HHS Information and Hotline Directory, guide to dozens of hotlines and websites offering free medical information and referrals.
• Nutrition Assistance Programs, food stamps, school lunches, and other programs.
• State Unemployment Insurance Benefits, if the medical condition has caused unemployment.
• State TANF Directors and State Human Services Administrators, to find out about qualifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
• GovBenefits.gov, eligibility information for a wide range of federal and state government benefit programs.


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