Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership (CHAP)
1226 Huron Road East
Cleveland, OH 44115
1-888-929-CHAP (2427)
Information: CHAP connects patients without insurance to providers who offer discounted primary care and specialty care
Call United Way 2-1-1
Information: Helps people access free or low-cost prescription medication through drug companies, generic mail order pharmacies, retail pharmacy programs, discount cards and/or copay foundations for people with particular illness.
1950 Richmond Road TR205
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Information: Medworks removes all of the things that make health care feel complicated. On the day of a Medworks clinic, we forget about the bureaucracies and fees to discover what care really is, a doctor and a patient, a problem and a solution. If you need care all you have to do is show up.

Medicaid is health insurance paid for by the government. It can be used to pay for medical services that may include doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital care, home care, long-term care, medical equipment, transportation, mental health, vision, dental, substance abuse services and mental health services. Most clients will have to choose and enroll in a Managed Care Plan (MCP). For those age 19-64 and not on Medicare, financial eligibility is set at 138% of the Federal Poverty Limit (200% for pregnant women) and is based solely on the taxable income of applicant and their dependents, not household income.


  • By phone through the Cuyahoga Benefits Hotline: 216-416-4440
  • At your local Neighborhood Family Service Center. Call 216-987-7000 for locations
  • Online at (you will need to have an e-mail account to apply by website).


Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and older, or disabled people younger than 65, who have worked under the Social Security system or are dependents of someone who has. People with end stage renal disease (kidney failure) can also enroll in Medicare.

Social Security Administration

  • Apply online at Social Security (
  • Visit your local Social Security office. Find locations by calling 1-800-772-1213
  • Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Services Provided: Offers information to those who are already on Medicare.  
  Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
Services Provided: Information about health insurance options. Volunteers provide one-on-one assistance.