Educational materials

As part of our efforts to educate and empower consumers about the healthcare issues affecting them, HAP periodically issues educational materials such as those linked here:

Georgia non-profit hospitals could do more to publicize their financial assistance policies  (new!)

Financial Assistance for the Underinsured (new!)

Patient Safety Primer (new!)

Georgia Hospital Primer

Healthcare Affordability Primer

Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program (PCIP) Fact Sheet


Resources for Consumers

Free or reduced cost care:

Georgia Free Clinics Network: Find a free or reduced-cost clinic in your area

Georgia Public Health Departments: Find your local health department and the free or reduced cost services they provide, such as childhood immunizations, STD testing, and prenatal care

To find a hospital:

GAMap2Care: Find a hospital near you

Help with medical expenses:

Co-pay Relief: Help with prescription drug co-pays

Chronic Disease Fund: End-to-end patient assistance, including financial help, for those with chronic non-communicable disease Assistance with costs, co-pays, and deductibles for Georgians undergoing care and treatment for cancer

Crohn’s and Colitis Patient Assistance: Assistance with costs, co-pays, and deductibles for patients suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Health insurance options:

Georgia’s Medicaid program: Learn more about the Medicaid program in Georgia

PeachCare for Kids: learn more about Georgia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program The official U.S. Government site for Medicare, health insurance for those 65 and older

Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program: Affordable coverage is available for those with pre-existing conditions

Vimo: A private online health insurance agency

Information about health reform (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services online resource for healthcare, including official and reliable information about health reform

APHA Health Reform Resources: The American Public Health Association’s analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act