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Community Resources

Need Help and Don’t Know Who to Call?

Call 211
Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day to connect you to community resources and provide information on how to GIVE or get HELP.
Call 2-1-1 for access to a wide variety of services such as:

  • Food/Meals
  • Clothing
  • Housing/Utilities
  • Health Care/Mental Health Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disaster Service
  • Individual, Family & Community Support

FREE – CONFIDENTIAL – 24 HOURS A DAY
www.211oklahoma.org

 

 

Financial & Emergency Assistance

 

RX Oklahoma

RX for Oklahoma is a service that helps Oklahomans with long-term perscription medication cost access assitance programs provided by pharmaceutical companies.

Contact: 1-877-794-6552
www.caaofokc.org

 

Oklahoma Baptists

The ministries of the BGCO are supported through Oklahoma Baptists’ gifts to the Cooperative Program. Find out more about how the Cooperative Program impacts the world for Christ by visiting the CP Homepage.

http://www.bgco.org/ministries/chaplaincy/financial-emergency-assistance

CAPITAL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
Baptist Mission Center maintains a Medical Clinic (day and evening clinics – currently by appointment only).
– Lab referrals
– Radiology referrals
– Specialty Care referrals

Maintain a Pharmacy (new prescriptions and refills – average about 800 prescriptions a month).
2125 Exchange Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 235-6162 (Mon 2:00 pm-8:00pm, Tue/Wed/Thur 8:00 am-3:00pm)

 

Health Alliance for the Uninsured

The Oklahoma Charitable Clinic Association: http://okcharitableclinics.org/
Click on Find a Clinic to see a statewide list of free or low-cost clinics.

Care Connection
Care Connection coordinates diagnostic testing, specialty consults, and surgical care for low-income (not above 200% FPL), uninsured patients of HAU partner safety-net clinics in Oklahoma County. Safety-net clinics include free/charitable clinics and federally qualified health centers, also called community health centers, that have a memorandum of understanding with HAU. This agreement specifies appropriate screening of clinic patients, establishes standards of clinic governance and operations, and outlines referral protocols.

HAU staff, including a physician medical director, nurses and bilingual referral coordinator, work diligently to ensure the medical necessity of each referral request and to provide access to needed services in a timely manner. This process values the needs of the patient and the commitment of physicians, hospitals and other entities that are donating their services.

Core strengths of the Care Connection program include the close working relationships developed with safety-net clinics, the tremendous value of donated health care services, and the professionalism of HAU staff and volunteers.

HAU continues to expand resources to address unmet needs by the target population. This includes recruitment of additional physician specialists, diagnostic imaging, and hospital services.

www.hauonline.org

Pamela S. Cross-Cupit, MPH
Executive Director
Health Alliance for the Uninsured
3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 244
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405-286-3343 Fax 405-286-3449
Pam.cross@hauonline.org

 

J Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund

The J. Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund provides reimbursement of travel expenses for eligible patients and their families who have had to travel more than 50 miles from their home to receive FDA-approved medical care and/or treatment for their epilepsy/seizure disorder, but lack adequate financial resources to meet the cost of this travel without bearing financial hardship.

 

Need Assistance Paying Bills

Visit Oklahoma City Assistance Programs online at http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/oklahoma_city_assistance_progr.html

 

Legal Aid

Need a lawyer? Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a non-profit law firm. We’re here for you because we believe access to the legal system is as important as food, shelter and clothing. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (LASO) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income persons throughout Oklahoma. LASO maintains 23 offices throughout Oklahoma.

To apply for legal help at any law office call 1-888-534-5243
Visit https://www.okbar.org/legalresources/ for more information.

 

IEPs for Students with Disability

It’s time to start a new school year, and that means familiarizing yourself with the IEPs for your student with disability. For most teachers, that means checking out each student’s learning goals for the year, and if appropriate, the accommodations the student needs in the classroom. But there’s so much more to the IEP!

A child with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs (IEPs) in public schools, free of charge to families.

Here are six aspects of an IEP as prescribed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all of them intended to support your students’ learning:

A written statement

  • Is for a child with delayed skills or other disabilities
  • Is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting at the beginning of each school year
  • May be requested by either the school or parent at any time
  • Describes the goals the team sets for a child during the school year
  • Describes any special support the child will need to help achieve their goals

Other Helpful Links:
http://oklahomaparentscenter.org/
http://www.disabilityadvocateok.com/children-diabilities-special-needs.htm
http://www.education-a-must.com/advocates.html
http://www.peapods.us
http://oklaw.org/resource/what-is-an-iep-individualized-education-progr
http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org
http://soonersuccess.ouhsc.edu
http://www.okdlc.org

 

 

American Diabetes Association

Diabetics can have seizures too. Your local American Diabetes Association contact is Jill Hull – 405-840-3881 ext 6048. For more information visit https://www.diabetes.org/community/local-offices/oklahoma.

 

Health & Mental Health Low Income Clinics

Oklahoma State County Health Departments offer a variety of standard services, with some Departments providing special programs or differing levels of service within a general program area. Please check these websites for details on services provided:

https://todayclinic.com/

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/oklahoma_county_community_clin.html

http://www.occc.edu/support/feeclinics.html

https://freeclinicdirectory.org/oklahoma_care/oklahoma_ok_county.html

 

NeedyMeds – Clinic List for Oklahoma

154 Free, Low-Cost or Sliding Scale Clinics in Oklahoma: https://www.needymeds.org/

 

Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns – Representing the Concerns of Oklahomans with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Concerns (ODC) is an independent state agency whose purpose is to help state government develop policies and services that meet the needs of Oklahomans with disabilities. ODC serves as a resource, to people with disabilities, who want to present their views and recommendations to the Governor, the State Legislature and State agencies. http://www.ok.gov/odc

 

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal law enforcement agency, that enforces laws against workplace discrimination. The EEOC investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, and retaliation for reporting, participating in, and/or opposing a discriminatory practice.

The Commission also mediates and settles thousands of discrimination complaints each year prior to their investigation. The EEOC is also empowered to file discrimination suits against employers on behalf of alleged victims and to adjudicate claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies.

http://www.eeoc.gov

 

Disability Services – Does Epilepsy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/social-security-disability/physical-disability/epilepsy.html

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/11.00-Neurological-Adult.htm

 

Dale Rogers Training Center

Great jobs and with benefits for those with disabilities. Over the years the Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. has grown at a steady pace, acquiring federal contracts, winning awards, and implementing mobile workforce groups. The Board of Directors does not want the agency to be perceived just as another charity. They want DRTC to earn its own way, to show that people with disabilities can do quality work , and – to a great extent – earn their own way. The self-sufficiency of the agency, as well as the individuals, continues to grow. In fact, some individuals at Dale Rogers even choose to give volunteer hours to other non-profits to benefit those less fortunate than themselves. Visit https://www.drtc.org/.

 

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Support healthy activities for those in need by getting fit with us! The Santa Fe Family Life Center is a nonprofit health and recreation center that focuses on offering and promoting programs designed to empower people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth to achieve improved fitness and well-being. The SFFLC is proud to offer community partner membership pricing to the Epilepsy Foundation with family memberships for only $40/month! Contact Ryan McClure at (405) 840-1817 orryan.mcclure@sfflc.com for more info.

 

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

www.integrisok.com/jimthorpe

 

Oklahoma Health Homes by City

https://ok.gov/odmhsas/documents/HH%20DIRECTORY%20by%20city.pdf

 

Mental Health Centers by City

https://ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Centers_by_City/

 

Substance use/abuse help:

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

 

Smart Monitor

The Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma’s exclusive promo code will be
EAOK0715. This promocode will be good for $50 off the activation fee of the SmartWatch.

The SmartWatch is an easy-to-use, non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors movements and instantly alerts family members and caregivers upon the onset of repetitive shaking motion. Users and caregivers can securely access and download activity reports; archived copies can be sent to care providers for review. By continuously and seamlessly recording and tracking alertable events, SmartWatch supports clinician efforts to better manage the health and quality of life of patients with chronic conditions. SmartWatch has two models to choose from: the Silver and the Gold plans. Both plans offer motion detection, instant alerts, a “Get Help” button, and event recording with secure access. With the Silver plan, the phone will alert one contact. The Gold plan allows a wearer to have up to ten people receive a text message alert, and one primary contact will receive a phone call. The Gold plan also has GPS location of the individual in the text of the alert, medication reminders, and a snooze option where the wearer can pause the movement monitoring.

The SmartWatch does require use of an android phone. You can find a list of compatible android phones here:
http://www.smart-monitor.com/smartwatch/about-smartwatch/

 

HeartLine – Oklahoma’s Community Crisis Connection

HeartLine, Inc. has been serving Oklahoma since 1971 and provides suicide prevention outreach programs, compassionate listening, information and referral services, and crisis intervention services. Call specialists are available around the clock answering HeartLine’s various helplines, including: 2-1-1, 848-CARE, the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-522-4700, and two national suicide prevention lines, 1-800-SUICIDE and 1-800-273-TALK.

http://heartlineoklahoma.org

 

Discount Prescription Drug Card Offering

  • 10% to 60% savings on most medications.
  • Over 60,000 national and regional pharmacy chains participate as well as independent pharmacies (including Wal-Mart, CVS, and Walgreens).
  • If you do not have insurance coverage on your prescriptions, you may qualify for medicines at greatly reduced prices.
  • This card is FREE.
  • Present your membership card at a participating pharmacist and receive a discount at the time of purchase.
  • The card can be used by you and your entire family.
  • Call our office to find out how to obtain a Pharmacy Discount Card or follow the instructions below.
  • Do not call the pharmacy for price quotes. Visit this link to look up drug prices by location.
  • The card is not insurance and is not intended as a substitute for insurance.

FREE PERSCRIPTION DRUG CARD FROM GROUP CONCEPTS L.L.C.
RxPriceQuotes.com
Enter Code PHE15102a1
After you enter your First and Last name, e-mail address and your State, your card will appear and print or print from e-mail.

This site will allow anyone to enter their prescription, dosage and number of days, and the price of the drug will appear.
Call 405-463-0673 if you have any questions.

 

The following websites offer prescription assistance:

 

Abbott Patient Assistance
www.DepakoteER.com or www.abbottpatientassistancefoundation.org
(800) 222-6885
Medications covered: Depakote and Depakote ER

CephalonCares Foundation Patient Assistance Program
www.cephaloncares.com
(877) 237-4881
Medication covered: Gabitril

Eisai Primary Care Assistance Program
www.eisaireimbursement.com
(866) 694-2550 or 1-855-347-2448
Medication covered: Banzel

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access
www.BridgesToAccess.com
(866) 728-4368
Medications covered: Lamictal, Lamictal XR and Potiga

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation
www.jjpaf.org or www.access2wellness.com
(800) 652-6227
Medication covered: Topamax

Lundbeck
www.lundbeckshare.com
(866) 209-7604
Medications covered: Tranxene and Peganone

Lundbeck – Onfi Support Center
www.ONFI.com
(855) 345-6634
Medication covered: Onfi

Lundbeck’s SHARE Call Center
www.lundbeckshare.com
(888) 457- 4273
Medication covered: Sabril

Meda Patient Assistance Program
www.felbatol.com
(800) 593-7923
Medication covered: Felbatol

Pfizer, Inc.
www.dilantin.com or www.pfizer.com
(800) 972-9226
Dilantin (extended phenytoin sodium Capsules) $4 co-pay Card

Pfizer Helpful Answers
www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com
(866) 706-2400
Medications covered: Celontin, Dilantin, Lyrica, Neurontin and Zarontin

Questcor Pharmaceuticals
www.questcor.com
Acthar Support & Access Program (ASAP)
(888) 435-2284
Medication covered: Acthar Gel (ACTH)

MEDICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR TOPAMAX XR & TRILEPTEL XR FOR $15 A MONTH http://www.trokendixr.com/patient

VNS Therapy Access Program
www.cyberonics.com
(877) 610-1180

 

The following websites offer information regarding medication assistance:

 

Veteran’s Affairs Veteran’s Benefits
www.va.gov
This website provides information about benefits for veterans.

Together RX
www.together-rx.com
This website provides information on patient assistance programs available for each medication.

PHRMA
www.pparx.org
This website provides information on patient assistance programs available for each medication.

RX Hope
www.rxhope.com
This website provides information on patient assistance programs available for each medication.

Xubex Pharmaceuticals Xubex Patient Assistance Program
www.xubex.com
or 1-866-699-8239
They provide discounts for some generic medications.

NeedyMeds
www.needymeds.org
This is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. This information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.

PatientAssistance.com
www.PatientAssistance.com
This is a free resource designed to help connect patients who cannot afford their prescription medications with patient assistance programs.

 

The following may help provide generic medications at a discount:

 

Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services
Rx Outreach Medications
(800) 769-3880
Medications covered: carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, divalproex sodium, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, levetiracetam ER, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, topiramate and zonisamide

Xubex Pharmaceuticals Xubex Patient Assistance Program
(866) 699-8239
Medications covered: carbamazepine, clonazepam, clorazepate, diazepam, divalproex sodium, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lorazepam, phenobarbital, primidone, topiramate, valproic acid and zonisamides.

CephalonCares Foundation Patient Assistance Program
www.cephaloncares.com
(877) 237-4881
Medication covered: Gabitril

Eisai Primary Care Assistance Program
www.eisaireimbursement.com
(866) 694-2550 or 1-855-347-2448
Medication covered: Banzel

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access
www.BridgesToAccess.com
(866) 728-4368
Medications covered: Lamictal, Lamictal XR and Potiga

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation
www.jjpaf.org or www.access2wellness.com
(800) 652-6227
Medication covered: Topamax

Lundbeck’s Toll Free Center
www.lundbeckshare.com
(866) 209-7604
Medications covered: Tranxene and Peganone

Lundbeck- Onfi Support Center
www.ONFI.com
(855) 345-6634
Medication covered: Onfi

Lundbeck’s SHARE Call Center
www.lundbeckshare.com
(888) 457- 4273
Medication covered: Sabril

Meda Patient Assistance Program
www.felbatol.com
(800) 593-7923
Medication covered: Felbatol

 

 

Oklahoma City-area free and low-cost clinics

https://www.occhd.org/resources/communitypartners
https://www.occhd.org/wellnessnow/resources

 

Service Dogs

There has been a lot in the news lately about seizure service dogs. The following are a few website links to places where you can find out about this service.

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing; help with animal rescue, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places. http://4pawsforability.org/

A New Leash on Life – www.newleashinc.org

Creatures and Kids – www.creaturesandkids.org