Islets of Hope assistance and insurance programs for persons with diabetes - VA

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Virginia - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Virginia - State Insurance and Prescription Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Virginia - State Laws Pertaining to Diabetes

Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

National Government and Private Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

NeedyMeds Free Patient Resource for Rx Assistance - A free, nonprofit, patient assistance website run by volunteers who have been there.  SDC volunteers help you find ways to cut your drug costs. - Largest database of patient assistance programs.  Free service to help find programs and applications for medical assistance throughout the United States.

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Virginia - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services - offers a variety of comprehensive health services to Virginians. Services include an Uninsured Medical Catastrophe program for those under 300% of the poverty level, prescription assistance programs, as well as the State/Local Hospitalization Program (SLH), which is a cooperative effort between the state and local governments that is designed to provide coverage for inpatient and outpatient hospital care, care in approved ambulatory surgical centers and care provided in local health departments. For more information on these and other programs, visit their website or call (804) 786-4231 (Voice), (800) 343-0634 (TDD).

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Food Stamps - Food Stamps can be used like cash to buy eligibile food items from authorized retailers. Authorized retailers will display either the Quest logo or a picture of a Virginia EBT card.  A Food Stamps account is established for eligible households and automatic depostis are made into the account each month. To access the account, they will also receive an EBT Card, which will debit the account each time time eligible food items are purchased. A secret Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to use the card.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - The WIC program safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. Although the program is administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), application for benefits can be made through the Virginia Department of Social Services.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program - TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance. Food is distributed to soup kitchens, food pantries, and other organizations that serve the public.

Financial Assistance Programs - The following list represents the types of financial assistance provided by VDSS:

  • Auxiliary grants
  • Child care
  • Disaster assistance
  • Energy assistance (fuel, crisis, cooling, weatherization)
  • Food stamps
  • General relief
  • Medical assistance (Medicaid or FAMIS)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Caregivers grants


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