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    Programs that maintain information about health resources. These programs link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Breast Cancer Information, Susan G Komen For The Cure - San DiegoThe national office operates a toll-free breast cancer helpline. The helpline is staffed by volunteers who provide information about breast health and breast cancer. The local affiliate provides information and raises funds to offer grants to local organizations to educate, screen, and provide services for the medically underserved. The primary fundraising activity for the local office is the Komen Race for the Cure run/fitness walk.North CentralBreast Cancer InformationSusan G Komen For The Cure - San Diego
    Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program, Sharp Chula Vista Medical CenterProvides information, referral and support services to breast cancer patients.SouthBreast Cancer Patient Navigator ProgramSharp HealthCare
    Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program, Sharp Grossmont HospitalProvides information, referral and support services to breast cancer patients.EastBreast Cancer Patient Navigator ProgramSharp HealthCare
    Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program, Sharp Healthcare, Sharp MemorialProvides information, referral and support services to breast cancer patients. Patient navigators will: Guide patients and their families through the complexities of the health care system; Help patients obtain prostheses and wigs; Help patients understand their treatment options; Identify financial assistance that matches health care needs; Provide patients with compassionate, ongoing support from diagnosis through treatment; Provide translation services and transportation assistance.North CentralBreast Cancer Patient Navigator ProgramSharp HealthCare
    Breast Health Program, San Diego Black Health AssociatesTo reach African American women and provide them with information and education regarding Breast Health, Mammograms and resources to fight against breast cancer.CentralBreast Health ProgramSan Diego Black Health Associates
    California Academy of AudiologyThe California Academy of Audiology is an association of audiologists that are dedicated to furthering audiology and look out for the needs of hearing and balance disorders of patients residing in the state. Provides a website where clients can search for audiologists based on city, area code, and name.California Academy of AudiologyCalifornia Academy of Audiology
    California AIDS Hotline, AIDS Foundation San FranciscoProvides information and referral on AIDS resources, HIV testing, counseling, and transmission and prevention of HIV (the website for California's HIV/STD Referral Database is www.aidshotline.org). Also provides telephone crisis intervention.California AIDS HotlineAIDS Foundation San Francisco
    California Child Care WebsiteProvides materials on the CCHP website will continue to be available, but at this time there are no funds to regularly update all the resources. Please continue to use our training curricula, illness sheets, fact sheets for families, health and safety notes, posters, forms and Child Care Health Connections newsletters on this website. Provides health information to child care providers, the families they serve, and related professionals on an array of subjects including prevention and control of infectious disease; safety promotion and injury prevention; nutrition in child care settings; serving children with special needs; child growth, development, and behavior; staff health and child health promotion; car seat safety; child abuse and violence prevention; disaster preparedness in child care programs; lead poisoning; and other subjects.California Child Care WebsiteUCSF California Childcare Health Program
    California Poison Control System, San Diego Division, University of California San Diego, Medical CenterStatewide network of trained experts providing free treatment advice and referral assistance to the public and health professionals through a toll-free emergency telephone number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Offers poison information, prevention, and education in California by providing educational materials, consultation services, and programs for all age groups.CentralCalifornia Poison Control SystemCalifornia Poison Control System, San Diego Division
    Carbon Monoxide Information, Office of the State Fire MarshallAs of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.Carbon Monoxide Information, Office of the State Fire MarshallCAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire
    Care Advocate Program, Foundation for Senior CareProvides information and referral services to healthcare programs in Fallbrook and surrounding communities. The goal of the Care Advocate program is to help seniors and people with health challenges to maintain their independence and remain safely in their own homes by connecting them with resources in the community.North InlandCare Advocate ProgramFoundation for Senior Care
    Center for Information and Community Support, American Diabetes AssociationEvents that help connect the diabetes community and fund research include Father of the Year, Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes and Tour de Cure. Father of the Year is an annual fundraising dinner honoring outstanding fathers. Step Out helps raise funds for a cure by participants walking a few miles to bring greater awareness to this devastating disease. Tour de Cure is one of the most unique bike rides in the country for all levels of cyclists. There are also many volunteer opportunities for planning committees in different areas.North CentralCenter for Information and Community SupportAmerican Diabetes Association
    ClinicalTrials.gov, United States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of HealthProvides patients, family members, health care professionals, and the public with access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Information includes abstracts of clinical study protocols, additional information that may help a patient decide whether to consider a particular trial, and links to online health resources.ClinicalTrials.govUnited States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Community Case Management HIV Service Center, North County Health ServicesProvides the community with free Case Management, HIV testing, information and referral, peer advocacy, ADAP enrollment, bilingual services, access to primary medical care, volunteer opportunities, social events, HIV educational presentation, and collaborative services such as mental health counseling, women and children advocacy, legal services, and support groups.North InlandHIV Case Management CenterNorth County Health Services (NCHS)
    Consumer Center For Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA), Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc, Central OfficeFREE Help to individuals in getting information about how they can get health benefits. Provides consumers with information about their health plans and educates them about their rights, including information on the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) and how it affects them. Advocates for those who have had their health services denied, reduced, or terminated, or who are unhappy with their health services. Provides investigation of mental health patient's complaints (is designated by the County of San Diego as a patients' rights advocate for outpatient mental health services). Free help with Medi-cal eligibility, share of cost, termination or any type of questions.CentralConsumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA)Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc
    Consumer Center For Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA), Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc, North Central OfficeFREE Help to individuals in getting information about how they can get health benefits. Provides consumers with information about their health plans and educates them about their rights, including information on the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) and how it affects them. Advocates for those who have had their health services denied, reduced, or terminated, or who are unhappy with their health services. Provides investigation of mental health patient's complaints (is designated by the County of San Diego as a patients' rights advocate for outpatient mental health services). Free help with Medi-cal eligibility, share of cost, termination or any type of questions.North CentralConsumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA)Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc
    Consumer Center For Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA), Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc, North County OfficeFREE Help to individuals in getting information about how they can get health benefits. Provides consumers with information about their health plans and educates them about their rights, including information on the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) and how it affects them. Advocates for those who have had their health services denied, reduced, or terminated, or who are unhappy with their health services. Provides investigation of mental health patient's complaints (is designated by the County of San Diego as a patients' rights advocate for outpatient mental health services). Free help with Medi-cal eligibility, share of cost, termination or any type of questions.North CoastalConsumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA)Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc
    CuidadoDeSalud.gov, United States Department of Health and Human ServicesOn-line tool entirely in Spanish that can help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. Called for by the Affordable Care Act, HealthCare.gov provides consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool.Healthcare.govUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
    Diabetes Program, North County Health ServicesOffers health education sessions on Type I and Type II Diabetes. Topics include but are not limited to: diabetes prevention, complications of the disease, medications, exercise, nutrition, insulin use, and foot care. Also provides referrals to diabetes care.North InlandDiabetes ProgramNorth County Health Services (NCHS)
    Eye Help, California Optometric AssociationOffers a wealth of information and resources to help you care for your eyes. Provides a website where clients can search for an eye doctors based on distance, health plan, and focus (specialty).Eye HelpCalifornia Optometric Association
    Find An Eye M.D, The Foundation of American Academy of OphthalmologyProvides a website where clients can search Eye M.D (an ophthalmologist) based on name, sub-specialty, city, and radius. An ophthalmologist a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Eye M.D.s are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery.Find an Eye M.DThe Foundation of American Academy of Ophthamology
    Healthcare.gov, United States Department of Health and Human ServicesOnline tool that can help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. Called for by the Affordable Care Act, HealthCare.gov provides consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool.Healthcare.govUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
    Health Education, La Maestra Community Health Centers, City HeightsOffers Prenatal care, Nutrition and weight management, diabetes education, Breast cancer education.CentralHealth EducationLa Maestra Community Health Centers
    Home Health Compare, Health and Human Services Department, United States, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesOffers website (www.medicare.gov/HHCompare/home.asp) that provides information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Contains name, address, and phone number of agency; Medicare-covered services offered by the agency; agency's initial date of Medicare certification; and type of ownership.Home Health CompareCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services
    Hospice Education InstituteProvides phone-based and online information and referral about hospice and palliative care providers in the United States. Also provides general information about the principles and practices of good hospice and palliative care. Offers a small gift program that makes immediate gifts to hospice patients and families for non medical needs, as identified by local hospice staff members. Offers books and pamphlets on hospice-related subjects.Hospice Education InstituteHospice Education Institute
    Huntington's Disease Society of America, San Diego ChapterWill work together with the patient and family to establish an individualized plan for treatment of the disease and management of symptoms. Education and awareness about the disease will be provided by members of the team. Provides: - Confidential assistance and services - Comprehensive clinical evaluations - Continuing care, education, and social services, - Cognitive, social work and psychiatric evaluations - OT, PT and Speech referrals - Long term care referrals and planning - Opportunities to participate in Research - Monthly support group for individuals, at risk, and families - Genetic Testing/ Counseling must be 18 years or olderNorth CentralHuntington's Disease Clinical Research CenterUniversity of California San Diego
    Medi-Cal Dental Provider Locator (Denti-Cal), Health Care Services Department, State of CaliforniaDenti-Cal is the dental program for low income families, both adults and children, that are Medi-Cal recipients. Provides referrals to dentists based on benefit plan, distance, and specialty. Offers information about Denti-Cal benefits and policies, and handles complaints. Denti-Cal services covered are exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, filings, anterior root canals on front teeth, prefabricated crowns, full dentures, and other medically necessary dental services. (Orthodontia services are for qualified children only).Medi-Cal Dental Services (Denti-Cal)Health Care Services Department, State of California
    Medi-cal for Families Payment OptionsMedi-Cal monthly premium payments may be required of some children who have transitioned from the Healthy Families Program or have applied for Medi-Cal. Premiums are based on a family’s income and family size. If you are required to pay a monthly premium for your Medi-Cal you will receive a billing statement in the mail each month. Premium payments are due on the 20th of the month. There are four ways you can pay your premiums: Personal Check or Money Order - Mail Check to along with the bottom part (payment stub) of the statement to: Medi-Cal for Families PO Box 138011 Sacramento, CA 95813-8011 In Person - Pay in cash at the local Western Union retail office offering convenient pay. Call 1-800-551-8001 to find a Western Union closest to you. Credit Card - Pay with you VISA or MASTER CARD. Call 1-877-267-3729 to set up monthly automatic payments. Electric Funds Transfer - (EFT) Get a 25% discount each month when you pay with EFT. To sign up follow these steps: A. Mark the box on the front of this statement at the bottom, where it says "Electric Funds Transfer Enrollment Request". B. Fill out the form below. C. Include blank check with "VOID" written on it. D. Send this information to Medi-cal for Families the address above. Note: You will need to use another way to pay your premiums until the Electric Funds Transfer starts (6 to 8 weeks after you sign up). To download the form go to: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/Medi-CalPremiumPayments.aspxMedi-cal for FamiliesHealth Care Services Department, State of California
    National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information ServiceOperates a toll-free phone line providing personalized responses to specific questions about cancer. Also offers information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and clinical trials. Provides information in English and Spanish for patients, their families, the general public, and health professionals. Also answers general cancer information questions and provides assistance through the LiveHelp online chat and email.National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information ServiceCancer Information Service
    National Hispanic Prenatal HelplineDesigned for Hispanic women planning a pregnancy; Hispanic expectant mothers or mothers of newborns; partners, relatives, or friends of expectant mothers; providers working with Hispanic families. Offers a bilingual (Spanish and English) helpline that answers questions about prenatal issues in a culturally appropriate manner and provides referrals to local prenatal care services that have the capability of serving Hispanic consumers. Sends written information in Spanish and English to callers about prenatal issues for free.National Hispanic Prenatal HelplineNational Alliance for Hispanic Health
    Perinatal Care Network, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego, Health Services Complex - RosecransExpedites applications for Medi-Cal for pregnant women and follows up to assist with problems. Assists women who do not qualify for Medi-Cal to find other low-cost or no-cost health coverage for pregnancy. Provides referrals for prenatal care and, upon request, assists with setting first appointment. Offers referrals to other services related to pregnancy and preconception, such as free or low-cost pregnancy testing and birth control. Also provides referrals to community services for basic needs, such as transportation. Provides bus tokens to prenatal medical appointments.North CentralPerinatal Care NetworkPublic Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego
    Perinatal Case Management, Vista Hill, La MesaProvides continuous, long-term case management to assist women who are drug and/or alcohol users, pregnant or parenting, in finding services to support long-term recovery. Services include home visits, assessment, monitoring service delivery, client advocacy, and evaluation of service. This program is funded by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. Also provides outreach to homeless pregnant or parenting women who are alcohol and/or drug users. Outreach services include providing access to prenatal care, assistance to obtain Medi-Cal, assistance finding a doctor, and finding emergency services (food, shelter, etc).EastPerinatal Case ManagementVista Hill
    Pregnancy Services, Pregnancy Resource CenterProvides counseling, limited medical care, information, and resources. Services include free pregnancy tests; ultrasounds; parenting class; post-abortive support; options counseling; prenatal and baby care education; life skills class; and abstinence education. Also offers material goods including formula, diapers, baby clothes and baby furniture. Referrals for adoption, housing, legal assistance, and social services are also provided.North CoastalPregnancy ServicesPregnancy Resource Center
    Safe Point San Diego-Syringe Exchange Program, Family Health Centers of San DiegoOffers comprehensive services to help injection drug users reduce the risk of HIV and Hepatitis transmission. Services include individual education, case management, referrals to drug treatment and detoxification, and one-for-one syringe exchange. Services are provided from a mobile unit. The mobile unit is in Downtown on Thursday evening from 6-9 pm at 720 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101 and in North Park on Friday mornings from 10-1 pm at 3795 31st St, San Diego, CA 92104. *New client are encouraged to attend one hour early for intake.Safe Point San Diego-Syringe Exchange ProgramFamily Health Centers of San Diego
    Scripps Mercy O'Toole Breast Care Center, Scripps HealthOffers comprehensive breast care services: -3-D digital screening and diagnostic mammography (tomosynthesis) -Ultrasound screening and diagnostic exams -Ultrasound guided core biopsy -Ultrasound guided cyst aspiration -Ultrasound needle localization -Hook wire/mammography needle localization -Stereotactic guided needle localization/stereotactic guided biopsy.core biopsy -Needle localization excision biopsy The center has a Resources Center for patients with easy access to educational materials and community resources, including health-related magazines, booklets on cancer care and nutrition/ fitness, local stores with breast care supplies, financial assistance application, and more.North CentralScripps Mercy O'Toole Breast Care CenterScripps Health
    Sweet Success Diabetes Pregnancy Program, Regional Perinatal SystemProvides information and referral to pregnant women with gestational diabetes and pre-existing diabetes. Healthcare services are delivered by affiliation with local providers and are covered by the woman's insurance (private or Medi-Cal). Offers variety of education resources for both providers and pregnant women with diabetes to aide in the education process. Professional materials include guidelines for care. Patient materials showcase low/non literate menu plans in various languages, a record book, psychosocial brochures and more. All materials are culturally and linguistically appropriate.Sweet Success Diabetes Pregnancy ProgramRegional Perinatal System
    www.CoverageForAll.org, Foundation for Health Coverage EducationWebsite, www.coverageforall.org, offers free downloadable health coverage guides and a simple 5-questions Eligibility Quiz that helps visitors determines personalized a public and private coverage opportunities in 90 seconds. It's available in English and Spanish.www.CoverageForAll.orgFoundation for Health Coverage Education

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