Gaston County Public Library

Your Health Dollar

The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare)

Enroll online:
Learn more:
  • Beware Health Insurance Fraud
    Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-protect-myself-from-fraud-in-the-health-insurance-marketplace/
  • Information on the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
    Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses/
  • Find Local Help
    Go to: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#address=28054
  • Contact HealthCare.gov by phone:
    • 1-800-318-2596

      TTY: 1-855-889-4325

Health Care Providers

  • CaroMont Health: Find a physician by name, location, or specialty in the local healthcare system.
    Go to:http://www.caromonthealth.org/Find-a-Doctor.aspx
  • AMA's DoctorFinder: Search by state for a physcian's name or specialty. Click "View non-members" to see more results after your initial search.
    Go to: https://extapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp
  • Find a Dentist: Search for American Dental Association member dentists.
    Go to: http://www.ada.org/ada/findadentist/advancedsearch.aspx
  • NC Board of Optometry: Locate North Carolina eye doctors.
    Go to: http://www.ncoptometry.org/locate.aspx
  • Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online: Search for online self-help organizations and groups.
    Go to: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/find-support-groups
Research a Doctor's Credentials
  • ABMS Certified Doctors: Find out if your specialist is board certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties. Requires free registration.
    Go to: http://www.certificationmatters.org/
  • DocFinder: Look up your physician's license data.
    Go to: http://docfinder.docboard.org/nc/
  • NC Medical Board: Find information about North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants and certain other medical professionals.
    Go to: http://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/NCBOM/Public/LicenseeInformationSearch.aspx

Insurance

Federal Assistance
  • HealthCare.gov: A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
    Go to: http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html
    • Children's Health Insurance Program: Covers children whose families don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford to buy health insurance.
      Go to: http://www.healthcare.gov/using-insurance/low-cost-care/childrens-insurance-program/index.html
    • Free or Low-Cost Care: If you don't have and are unable to afford health insurance, there are options that may provide free or low-cost care.
      Go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/community-health-centers/
  • Medicare.gov: This is the official U.S. Government website for Medicare. It includes information on different plans.
    Go to: http://www.medicare.gov
North Carolina Assistance
Other Assistance

Protect Your Health

  • Find reputable information sources.
    Go to: http://gastonlibrary.org/index.cfm/research/health-support/medical-information-resources1/
  • Learn about avoiding Medical/Health Frauds & Scams.
    Go to: http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/scams
  • Health News Reviews gives you background on the latest medical research stories in the news.
    Go to: http://www.healthnewsreview.org/
  • Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide.
  • Recalls.gov: To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
    Go to: https://www.recalls.gov/medicine.html

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Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Your Health Dollar
URL: http://gastonlibrary.org/index.cfm/research/health-support/your-health-dollar/
Revised: 25 August 2016