Links to Helpful Resources

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Health Insurance Marketplace
Need health insurance? The Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don't have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options. With one Marketplace application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.

Important Health Insurance Marketplace Dates

November 1, 2016:  Open enrollment to START

January 1, 2017: First date 2017 coverage can start

January 31, 2017: Open Enrollment ends 

Enroll Michigan

Powered by Michigan Consumers for Healthcare, our state’s leading consumer voice, Enroll Michigan is a statewide network of non-profit agencies providing free enrollment support services to health insurance consumers. Visit this site to find a navigator, ask your questions and enroll in coverage.

Find a Navigator

A patient navigator is someone whose primary responsibility is to provide personalized guidance to patients as they move through the health care system. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded four Michigan organizations Navigator grants to provide consumers assistance as they shop for and enroll in the new Michigan health insurance marketplace.

Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
The mission of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare (MCH) is to work collaboratively with a diverse alliance of consumers, partners and policymakers to attain affordable, accessible, quality healthcare for everyone in Michigan through education, outreach, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

Community Bridges Management, Inc.
The mission of CBM, Inc. is to provide fair and impartial navigation outreach and assistance with the Health Care Marketplace. To provide the information and resources necessary to get a clear picture of the Marketplace, the benefits and rights you have to affordable health coverage. CBM provides culturally sensitive and linguistic friendly services to individuals, employees and employers; and does not discriminate based on age, disability, national orgin, race, religion, genetics or sex (gender). 

ACCESS is a non-profit agency committed to advocating for and empowering individuals, families, and communities. ACCESS provides a wide range of health and human services, employment services, youth programs, educational and cultural programs and civic engagement, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship services.

American Indian Health and Family Services
Beginning January 1, 2014, every American must demonstrate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but there are special exemptions that apply to Alaska Native and American Indian people. In 2014, Health Insurance Marketplaces will be a new way to find health coverage. On the Marketplaces, some people may be eligible for lower costs on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs (such as co-pays and deductibles) based on their income.

Z.I.A.D. Healthcare for the Underserved, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides guidence on where to recieve health care for those who are underinsured and uninsured. Their vision is to make a difference in the lives of the uninsured by looking for ways to provide access to those who cannot afford the premiums of health care today, including the poor, working poor families, and those underserved often fallen through the cracks of our system waiting for care. 

Find Local Help at
Search by zip code to locate a Navigator that can help you enroll in the best insurance policy for you.

Common Ground 
Provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crises.  Call the 24-hour Resource and Crises Helpline at 1-800-231-1127.

Food Resources

Locate a Food Pantry by City
Locate a Food Pantry by Zip Code (PantryNet)
Meals On Wheels
Soup Kitchens

Services for the Homeless

Homeless Services and Shelters
Homeless and Special Housing Needs
Homeless Shelters and Service Organizations

Women, Infants and Children

WIC Locations by County

Womwn Inspired Neighborhood Network

County-Based Health Plans

County Health Plans

Medication Assistance Program

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Behavioral Health Resources

Find a Therapist
Search by city or zip to find detailed professional listings for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, group therapy and treatment centers in the United States and Canada.

Michigan Mental Health Networker
The goal of the Networker is to provide mental health services information to treatment professionals, social service organizations and the general community of Michigan. The Networker actively collects information about mental health services in the communities of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Detroit Metro, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland, Monroe & Saginaw and maintains and updates that information on a regular basis on this website.

Additional Resources

Falls Prevention and Diabetes Classes
Learn how to increase balance, manage symptoms and make lifestyle changes through proven programs that will empower you to lead a healthier, more satisfying life. Click here for link to Great At Any Age website for more information.

MI Health Link Update
All dual eligible individuals (those with Medicare and full Medicaid in the community) can sign up for a MI Health Link plan.

4DollarDrugs helps you find cheap generic drugs by searching all the $4 generic drug programs across the country to locate the ones most convenient to you. Just enter your state and the name of the generic drug you’re looking for into our search tool and discover where you can get your generic drugs for as little as $4.

Julie's List
This website was originally developed to help those who work with the public, professionally and as volunteers, find the resources they need in one easily accessible place.

Search the 2-1-1 Online Database
United Way has identified over 20,000 programs and services in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Monroe counties that can assist you.

Important State and National Help Lines

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Cash Assistance
Food Assistance
Program Other Programs
Health Care Programs Eligibility
Children and Teens
Services for Seniors
Pregnant Women
Persons with Disabilities