Arizona Health Help

Doctor Bills and Health Insurance

Arizona’s Medicaid program AHCCCS provides medical assistance to people who qualify.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)gives free help to Arizona’s Medicare beneficiaries who have problems or questions about their health insurance.

Arizona’s Department of Health Services offers a directory of doctors and clinics that provides discounted services to people without insurance.

Compare health insurance plans for services and costs

The federal government lets you compare hospitals in your area

Health Insurance for Children
The State of Arizona program for uninsured children has affordable insurance coverage for children who are eligible.

Uninsured Medical Insurance
Arizona’s Department of Health Services offers a directory of doctors and clinics that provided discounted services to people without insurance.

Prescriptions and Medication Costs

Maricopa and other Arizona counties help to pay for medication through a discount card in partnership with theNational Association of Counties.

Arizona’s Copper Rx Card is available to all Arizonans free of charge for discounts on prescriptions.

Consumer Reports lets one compare medication costs

Transportation to Doctor’s Appointments

In Maricopa, transportation assistance is available for qualifying seniors, people with special needs, and others needing transportation for work.

Valley Metro offers Dial-A-Ride (602) 253-5000 in the Phoenix Metro Area, Sun City and Youngtown.

Similar Dial-A-Ride Services are available in other counties:

  • Mohave County: Bullhead City’s Dial-A-BATS at (928) 704-BATS
  • Kingman has Curb-to-Curb for residents over 60 or call (928) 681-RIDE
  • Pima County, Tucson area’s Sun Van for eligible people: (520) 798-1000
  • Yuma provides transportation service or call (928) 539-7076
  • For other areas, check the transit authority websitesfrom the American Public Transportation Association.

Assistive Technology

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology and telecommunications equipment to qualified deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind Arizona residents, as well as those with a serious speech impediment.

The Commission has placed a directory of resources online for people hard-of-hearing, interpreters or who cannot hear at all.

Learn about free items, resources and services for the hearing and visually impaired from Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library.

Brain Injuries

Children with traumatic brain injuries and their families can contact Arizona’s Dept of Health Services’ Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs for information and referral support.

For questions or concerns, please contact OCSHCN at (602) 542-1860, or call the Children’s Information Center at (800) 232-1676 and ask for OCSHCN. You can also e-mail OCSHCN at

Use the Arizona Department of Health Service’s website to learn how to “Navigate the System“.

Adults with brain injuries can obtain help in seeking employment

Family Stress

Arizona has a non-profit mental health information and referral service.

The Arizona Department of Health Services lists regional behavioral healthcare providerswith crisis lines for counties and the reservations. Crisis line phone numbers are online on the providers’ web pages.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Other Assistance

Find resources for many aspects of caregiving from Arizona’s Department of Economic Security.

Cancer Screening
Women can receive free cancer screenings from the Arizona Department of Health Services or learn about other resources. Call 1-888-257-8502 to see if you qualify.

Doctor Profiles
Arizona licensing agencies let you search for medical doctors, podiatrists and optometriststo find information such as their education and medical board certifications.

Living Wills, Medical Power of Attorney and Other Life Care Planning
Find out about Living Wills and other Life Care Planning from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and register your living will or other advance directive with the Secretary of State’s Office.

AZ Links provides state, federal and local resources related to aging and disabilities.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has programs and websites to help everyone be healthier and thinner, too.