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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation. Each center has staff — many are parents of children with special needs — who understand available services and programs.

Find answers through Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Your local Family-to-Family center can help you find answers to a variety of health care issues. Along with other services, center staff can help you:

  • Learn eligibility requirements for Medicaid
  • Write a health care plan for teachers and therapists
  • Locate resources to pay for medications
  • Find support groups
  • Understand Title V and other programs that can help your family member
  • Transition between insurance plans

Tap into useful resources

Get the help you need from your Family-to-Family center through:

  • Support and referrals by telephone, email or in-person contact
  • Training workshops
  • Helpful websites
  • Newsletters and other publications
  • Guidance on health programs and policy
  • Evaluation and outcome assessments

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers can help you navigate the waters of health care and find the personalized tools you need for your family. For more information on resources finding access to medical services for families with special needs, read Title V Programs for Children With Special Needs and the Exceptional Family Member Program fact sheet on Medicaid and Medicare.