The federal Health Insurance Marketplace and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA 2010): www.healthcare.gov.
- Under the ACA and Medicaid expansion, patients may qualify for AHCCCS (the state Medicaid program). If you think you may qualify for AHCCCS, apply at healthearizonaplus.gov.
The Arizona Medical Board (AMB) is the licensing body for the MDs in Arizona. If you need background information on a physician or wish to file concerns, please contact the AMB at (480) 551-2700 or azmd.gov.
Which Physician is for you? Do you need to see an internist or a family physician? Will that pain in your chest send you to a cardiologist or a gastroenterologist? What do all these “ists” and “gists” mean? Visit the American Board of Medical Specialties to learn more: www.abms.org
Health Topics: For a comprehensive list and information on illnesses, diseases and conditions, visit the CDC – www.cdc.gov
Advance Directives: For information on living wills and advance directives for health care, these resources are available in Arizona:
Clean Air Make More: Learn about the Maricopa County Initiative to promote cleaner air and healthier lives at cleanairmakemore.com. The ArMA Committee on Public Health feels that air quality is a public health concern.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) comprehensive website for answers: http://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php
2-1-1 Arizona: Community Information and Referral Services serves as Arizona’s key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs at cir.org
“Prescription for Health” archive: Originally a radio program (1980-1990), Prescription for Health also became a cable television program created by the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS). This public access program focused on providing in-depth medical information on a broad range of topics of interest to the general public. At least 284 episodes (and perhaps as many as 320) were produced from 1983 to 1997. View site
Arizona Rx Card is a FREE statewide discount prescription assistance program. Arizona residents can download a FREE card and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.arizonarxcard.com.
The Med Form: This two-sided form allows consumers and their health care providers to keep track of medications, over-the-counter drugs and supplements, even vitamins, in an effort to minimize adverse drug events. Download The Med Form here