HEALTH INSURANCE AND OTHER RESOURCES

MassHealth (Medicaid)
333 Bridge St., Springfield, MA 01103
(800) 332-5545; TTY (800) 596-1276
If you lose your health insurance, you may
be able to get coverage through MassHealth.
Income, not assets, is used to determine your
eligibility, so you will not be denied
coverage because you own a home or have
savings. MassHealth coverage includes
prescriptions. They have several plans and
eligibility rules are complicated. If you
exceed their income limit, for example, you
may still be eligible if you are a disabled
adult working at least ten hours a week.
MassHealth may place a lien on your
workers comp benefits. Discuss with your
attorney the ramifications of getting on
MassHealth.

Medicare
Social Security Office, 70 Bond St.
Springfield, MA 01104
(413) 785-5725
If you receive SSDI, you will be eligible for
Medicare after two years. MassHealth may
cover the costs that Medicare does not.

Massachusetts League of Community
Health Centers

(800) 475-8455; www.massleague.org
If you have no health insurance, you can
turn to these centers for primary and
preventative health care, including dental
and mental health. They also take insurance.
BEWARE: Don't assume that you will not
be billed because you are uninsured.
Let them know you want to apply for free care.
Brightwood Health Center
380 Plainfield St., Springfield, 01107
(413) 794-4458
Caring Health Center
1038-50 Main St., Springfield, 01103
(413) 739-1100
Community Health Center
of Franklin County

338 Montague City Road
Turners Falls, 01376
(413) 772-3748
Holyoke Health Center
230 Maple St., Holyoke, 01040
(413) 420-2200
Huntington Health Center
73 Russell Road, Huntington, 01050
(413) 667-3009
Mason Square Health Center
11 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, 01109
(413) 784-3710
Worthington Health Center
58 Old North Road, Worthington, 01098
(413) 238-5511

COBRA
You may be able to extend your health
insurance through your job for 18-36 months
through COBRA coverage. COBRA can be
expensive, however, as your employer no
longer pays part of the premium.
MassHealth may pay the premium.

Pioneer Valley Free Health Services
281 Maple St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 525-3866
Open Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This is for the uninsured or underinsured.
Appointment is necessary. Limits on new patients.

Springfield Technical Community College
(STCC) Dental Clinic

One Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 781-7822
Teeth cleaning, exam and x-rays for $30.

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance
Needs of the Elderly)

Hampden: (413) 827-7649
Franklin/Hampshire: (800) 498-4232
Berkshire: (800) 957-3557
Information about health insurance and
prescription drug programs. Not only for the elderly.

www.healthconsult.com
A patient-oriented medical website.

Health Care for All
30 Winter St. 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
(800) 272-4232
www.hcfama.org
This is a helpline for those who need
information about health insurance or access
to health care. Health Care for All is also an
advocacy organization that campaigns to
expand health insurance in Massachusetts.

Health Law Advocates
30 Winter St. Suite 1004
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 338-5241
www.hla-inc.org
This is a non-profit law firm that offers free
advice and representation to individuals who
have been denied access to health care.
Services available only to individuals whose
household income does not exceed 300%
($28,710 a year for a one person family) of
the federal poverty level. They assist
individuals who have been denied coverage
by private health insurers or government
programs, such as MassHealth, or who have
been denied free care at hospitals or
community health centers.

www.pharmasave.com
Medical site/natural health supplement guide.

Hampshire Health Access
56 Vernon St., Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 582-4230
This is a program for people who do not
have health insurance and cannot afford
medical care. It links participants with
medical providers who offer services at
reduced fees. The program also provides
information about health care resources,
including MassHealth, community health
centers and prescription programs.

www.massmedboard.org
Massachusetts Board of
Registration in Medicine
560 Harrison Ave., Suite G4
Boston, 02118, MA
(617) 654-9800
Look up information about your doctor!
Search profiles of Massachusetts physicians,
including their history of malpractice or
discipline by a hospital or the board.
A complaint form is available on this site.

Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations

(800) 994-6610; www.jcaho.org
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Many hospitals are accredited by this
commission. Contact them regarding a complaint.

www.webmd.com
Provides a number of online services
including providing quality health
information and a directory for finding
doctors in your local area.

www.coem.com
Information about chemical and
environmentally triggered injuries.