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Resource Directory - Information on Financial Resources
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email Debbie@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.
Medicaid Buy-In for Children
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/healthcare/MBIC.shtml
Call 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905. You can call 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. When you call, pick a language, and then pick option 2. You will need to pick “Medicaid” options.
Medicaid Buy-In for Children can help pay medical bills for children with disabilities. This program helps families who need health insurance, but make too much money to get traditional Medicaid. Families “buy in” to Medicaid by making a monthly payment (premium).

SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
www.socialsecurity.gov

800-772-1213

Children with disabilities qualify but there are strict financial guidelines - almost always turns you down the 1st time but you should appeal.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
www.chipmedicaid.com/
877-543-7669
For families that are not eligible for Medicaid but do not have access to insurance for their children; income requirements.
Children with Special Health Care
Needs (CSHCN)
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/
800-252-8023
Medicaid Waiver Program based on child’s income. Provides case management and financial help for medical care, services and equipment. Waiting list.
Medically Dependent Children Waiver
Program (MDCP)
www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/mdcp/index.cfm
877-438-5658
Medicaid Waiver Program based on child’s income. Provides a variety of services to support families caring for children who are medically dependent and to encourage deinstitutionalization of children in nursing homes. Waiting list.

National PASS Network
Daniel Scarborough, President 
National PASS Network
P. O. Box 1176
Austin, TX  78767
512-444-3603
http://benefitsblog.typepad.com/

info@passNetwork.org
"advocating for access since 1983"

The National PASS Network (NPN) is a national educational and consumer advocacy organization on Social Security and Veterans Administration disability compensation benefits.  Since 1983, NPN's primary mission has been to advocate for improved public access, work to increase consumer awareness and promote informed participation in the federal Social Security disability benefit, aging support and work incentive programs.  

Community Living Assistance and Support
Services (CLASS)

www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/CLASS/index.cfm
512-438-3011

800-458-9858

Medicaid Waiver Program based on child’s income. Provides services necessary to keep person with disability living in the community. Waiting list.

Home and Community Supports (or HCS)
http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/HCS/

512-438-3011

800-458-9858

Provides services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities living in the community. Waiting list.

Medical Transportation Program
“Catch a Ride with Us”
877-633-8747

TTY 800-735-2989

If you are currently eligible for regular Medicaid or Children with Special Health Care Needs, you may qualify for this program, which pays for transportation costs. Must call two days in advance to appointment
UnitedHealthCare Children's Foundation - Family Grants
Online application at the foundation's Web site at http://uhccf.org. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States, and be covered by a commercial health benefit plan. Individuals who receive care via Medicaid, Medicare or other state or federally subsidized health insurance programs are not eligible.
Offering grants (up to $5,000) to help children who need critical health care treatment, services or equipment which is not covered -- or not fully covered -- by their parents' health benefit plans. The grants can help families pay for child health care services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotics and eyeglasses.
Texas Elks Children’s Services Inc.
www.texaselks.org
830-875-2425
800-880-7561
Provides medical equipment to eligible children who have no other funding source to pay for items needed. Must start at a local Elks Lodge – call for location nearest to you. Also has a camp for children with special health care needs.
Make-A-Wish Foundation
www.wish.org
800-722-WISH (9474)
Volunteer organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ - 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disability.
The Sunshine Foundation
www.sunshinefoundation.org

800-767-1976
Grants special dreams to children, ages 3-18, who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused.
Speak Up Texas
www.speakuptexas.com
877-325-8789
Free service dedicated to helping Texans with speech-related disabilities communicate more effectively using the telephone; includes equipment consultation, at-home trainings, operator assistance, and professional support.
National Patient Travel HELPLINE
www.patienttravel.org

800-296-1217
Provides assistance and referral to the best source of charitable medical air transportation help.
RxAssist
www.rxassist.org
Provides information on public, private, and governmental resources available to help with the cost of prescriptions. May have to have physician or other health care providers help to assess the assistance programs.
CF Pharmacy Services
www.cfpharmacy.com/CFPharmacy.htm
Enroll: 888-307-4427;
Pharmacy: 800-741-4427  
An independent pharmacy for patients and families across the U.S. formed specifically to meet the needs of CF patients. In addition to medications, they carry a full-line of respiratory equipment and supplies as well as nutritional supplements.
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email Debbie@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.