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Healthcare Resources

Below you will find health information and links for national, state, and local resources, plus good sources of general and dental healthcare information and assistance, as well as medical transportation assistance.  The U.S. Probation Office is not responsible for the accuracy of the information and materials on external links on this site.


New Affordable Care Act information can be found here.

The Vaccines for Children Program is a program run by the National Center for Disease Control and is administered through your local health clinic.

Here are some U.S. Dept. of Health/Human Services (HHS) sites to find a Federally subsidized Health Clinic near you (includes locations, maps, contacts, websites, etc.), directories to search for doctors that accept Medicare or search by specialty, name or location, as well as explore insurance options available to you and compare hospitals quality of care by location/type.

Also, here's the subsidized health services directory from HHS (national locator), and the national locator of FREE and Charitable Health Clinics from the National  Association of Free or Charitable Clinics.

Here's the website to determine if you can get financial assistance to get the medications you need at the Partnership for Prescription Advice.

 Also, here is a great portal on prescription medications from covering medicine identification, types, purposes, interactions, costs, assistance, etc.


Tennessee Health Options is a go-to site for assistance in finding health insurance in Tennessee.

Tennessee Hospital Association – General Info. (getting care, medications, insurance, etc.)

Find a Tennessee Hospital (By County)

You can also find the nearest Veterans facility at this Veterans Service Locator

Tennessee Poison Control Centers via the National Association of Poison Control Centers.


Emergency POISON CONTROL information and resources can be found at the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Check out the recommended vaccine schedules for babies, children, and adults.  Parents may wonder, "Why should I immunize my child?"  Learn the health reasons that continue to make vaccinations important. Also, keep in mind that most schools and daycare facilities in the United States require children to have up-to-date vaccination records. Take a look at the requirements in your state.

General health and healthy living information can be found at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and the sites for Disability and Healthy Living and Prevention from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health and the General Services Administration’s Federal Citizen Information Center has created a free Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit.

Some general information on identifying and responding to many general physical ailments and concerns can be found at

Smoking Cessation information can be found at, and

Medical Transportation

Information for free medical transportation assistance to Medicaid appointments via this link

Dental Care

 A searchable listing of low or no-cost urgent dental care assistance from



243 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141   1-800-766-4466, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., CST (M-F)  Fax: 314/991-4101

Vision USA provides free eye care to uninsured, low-income workers and their families:

EyeCare America

EyeCare America, a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides comprehensive eye exams and care for up to one year, often at no out-of-pocket expenses to eligible callers through its seniors and Diabetes EyeCare Programs. 

Its Glaucoma EyeCare program provides a glaucoma eye exam.

In addition to their online educational materials, they offer multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify.

Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine the program that will provide the most appropriate eye care services.

Seniors EyeCare Program

1-800-222-EYES (3937)

Age-related Macular Degeneration  EyeCare Program

1-800-324-EYES (3937)

Diabetes EyeCare Program

1-800-272-EYES (3937)

Glaucoma EyeCare Program

1-800-391-EYES (3937)

Children's EyeCare Program


Lion's Clubs International provides financial assistance for eye care through local clubs.

Lions Clubs International Headquarters, 300 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842.    Phone #  630-571-5466

New Eyes for the Needy has a voucher program for the purchase of new prescription eyeglasses: 

** Since they have had so many individual requests for assistance, you must go through a social worker or physician to submit the paperwork

549 Millburn Avenue, PO Box 332, Short Hills, NJ 07078   973-376-4903    Fax: 973-376-3807

Mission Cataract USA is a program providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay:  The website has a contact form, but no telephone numbers are listed


Help your child maintain good dental health (

Tips for Parents -- Get information on snacking, fluoride, prenatal care, and more.

Quiz on Dental Care for Young Children -- Did you know that you should start using toothpaste with fluoride when your child turns 2? Learn more about good dental habits.

Dental Injuries -- Find out what to do if your child injures his/her gums or teeth.

Dental Sealants -- Learn about this option, which involves applying a thin plastic coating to prevent tooth decay.

Free Dental Care -- Includes dental care, and provides free or low-cost health coverage for children of eligible families.