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If you have lost your job, the following resources may be helpful in providing medical care for you and your family.

 

Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services

Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services

Medicaid Program
The Medicaid medical assistance program is for families and individuals who have income and resources within the established guidelines. To determine eligibility and apply, individuals must visit a local Department for Community-Based Services office.

For more information, visit www.chfs.ky.gov/dms.

KCHIP
Parents may consider the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) for free or low-cost health insurance for children. KCHIP is for children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, a family of four can earn up to $42,400.

There are two ways to apply:

  • Download an application at www.kidshealth.ky.gov/en/kchip/apply.htm. The website provides instructions for completing the application and contact information for assistance.
  • Visit your local Department for Community-Based Services office.

For more information about the program, visit www.kidshealth.ky.gov/en.

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Health departments in every Kentucky county provide preventive care for children and adults. Fees are based on a patient's income, but no one is denied service for inability to pay. Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program for mothers and children up to age 5
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes screening, education and management
  • Cardiovascular screening
  • Cancer screening
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family planning and birth control

For more information about health department services, visit chfs.ky.gov/dph/default.htm.

 

Seven Counties Services

Seven Counties Services

Seven Counties Services is a comprehensive community mental health center serving the Greater Louisville region. It provides prevention, treatment and support services in the areas of mental health, alcohol and drug use and abuse, and mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. It serves children and adults of all ages.

Services include:

  • Counseling for depression, grief, phobias, stress and anxiety, parenting issues
  • Family therapy and child and adolescent counseling
  • Management of severe mental disorders
  • Acute child psychiatric services
  • Alcohol and drug abuse education, counseling and intervention
  • Initial services for adult domestic violence victims with no dependent children
  • First Step program for children with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities
  • Employee assistance programs

To inquire about services, contact staff at the Access Center at (502) 589-1100 or toll free at (800) 264-8799; TDD: (502) 589-4259 or toll free at (877) 589-4259. The Access Center's services include telephone screenings, risk assessment, needs assessment, referral to community resources and/or scheduling intake appointments for Seven Counties programs.

Seven Counties also offers a Crisis and Information Center that provides confidential 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone crisis services for issues involving mental health, suicide, alcohol and drug use and abuse, and mental retardation and other development disabilities. Information and referral services include assistance in linking callers with resources such as temporary housing, financial help, medical care, counseling, victim assistance, domestic violence resources, suicide prevention and resources for senior citizens. The telephone number is (502) 589-4313 or toll free at (800) 221-0446; TDD: (502) 589-4259 or toll free at (877) 589-4259.

For more information about Seven Counties Services, call (502) 589-1100 or toll free at (800) 264-8799; TDD: (502) 589-4259 or or toll-free at (877) 589-4259. or visit www.sevencounties.org/.

For a mental health crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call (502) 589-4313 or (800) 221-0446; TDD: (502) 589-4259 or (877) 589-4259.

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