Improving access to affordable health care is an important part of community efforts to prevent and manage chronic diseases, eliminate health disparities, and ultimately increase quality and years of healthy life for people in Carroll County. The Partnership encourages initiatives to remove barriers to health care access, especially access for underserved and uninsured residents.
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The Local Health Improvement Team of the Carroll County Health Department currently considers issues of access to care as part of its work to create and implement a comprehensive Local Health Improvement Plan.
An important goal in improving access to care is increasing the percentage of Carroll residents who have health insurance to ensure a source of primary health care. Assistance for residents seeking to enroll in health care insurance is available from the Door to Health Care. Visit DoortoHealthCare.org or call the Door to Healthcare at 855-288-DOOR (3667) to set up an appointment in Carroll County with state-certified staff.
In 2015 The Partnership created a pocket-sized reference card with information about a wide variety of local resources for assistance with basic needs such as health care, housing, transportation, and food. Printed copies can be requested by calling 410-876-4958. CLICK HERE to view or download the Carroll Card.
Access Carroll, Inc. was developed in coordination with the Carroll County Health Department, Carroll Hospital Center, and the Access to Health Care Leadership Team of The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Inc. The mission of Access Carroll, Inc. is to improve pathways to primary health care of all ages for the uninsured low-income residents of Carroll County.
Contact Access Carroll at 410-871-1478 for more information or CLICK HERE to visit the Access Carroll web site.
The Partnership annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of groups and individuals who make our community of Carroll County a healthier place to live. If you know of person or organization deserving recognition, please nominate them for one of our Awards.
CLICK HERE to learn more or to submit a nomination.