Enroll in health insurance with Crystal
At NOAH, our patients are the most important thing. And for the Community Resource team, caring for patients is an often complex and very individualized job. Helping patients live healthy lives might sound like simply going to an appointment with your healthcare provider, but it starts with access to healthcare but is so much more than that.
A few things to consider:
- What if a patient doesn’t have health insurance?
- How does a patient without a car get to an appointment?
- What if an appointment with a doctor is important, but the patient is too stressed because the family doesn’t have enough food for tomorrow?
- How will a patient schedule an appointment without a computer, internet service, or other technology?
The Community Resource team helps find answers to these questions that benefit individuals and families. One of the most valuable ways to connect with patients – or future patients – is through health insurance enrollment.
Crystal, NOAH’s Community Resource Supervisor shares what to expect from her team.
Access to healthcare
“We meet people a few different ways, from the Hospital to NOAH program, patients just calling or submitting our appointment form, or from one of our NOAH providers referring a patient,” explained Crystal. “We’ve met people this past year who are without insurance for the first time, or people who are underinsured, overpaying for insurance, or those who need insurance for their children. Whatever the situation, NOAH can help find the health insurance program or resource to help.”
Crystal and her coworkers can help English and Spanish-speaking patients enrolling in:
- AHCCCS Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
- NOAH Discount Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Health Insurance Marketplace (ACA)
- Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Medicare Savings Program
And, the good news is that enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace reopened until August 15th. More people can enroll if they didn’t during the fall, or if someone’s had changes in work or income and need health insurance.
“This extended ACA or Marketplace enrollment gives us an opportunity to help even more,” said Crystal. “Now the ACA gives people more options to get the care they need. For example, people might be over income for a program like AHCCCS – which is a terrible feeling – and the ACA is their only option. These people earn too much to qualify for one program, but don’t earn enough to see the doctor or specialist they need. There are more options now and we can help people find what works for them.”
If you’d like an appointment to help with your Health Insurance Marketplace (ACA) enrollment, call 480-882-4545 or complete this online form and Crystal or one of her teammates will schedule your appointment.
Access to more than healthcare
Having health insurance is so important, but so often, our Community Resource team helps individuals and families connect with other resources.
“It is really rare that we meet with a patient for one thing, and they end just getting just that ONE thing,” said Crystal. “We ask everyone a few questions that bring up other opportunities to help.”
Other services like housing needs, food assistance, and transportation for medical appointments, are just a few of the resources available from the Community Resource team.
“We have all worked with patients who are stressed over real issues like how to feed their families, or where to find a job,” shared Crystal. “Once someone meets with us, we can help them find so many other resources and even services like our NOAH counselors to help through some challenging times. We are a tight community and love helping others.”