This is for people who need to get treatment outside of the Amarillo area.
American Cancer Society
Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week - 1-800-ACS-2345
Education and Support, Survivor-to-patient/family visitation, Tangible Services (medical equipment, comfort pillows, blue pads, ostomy supplies and other materials related to rehabilitation. The Guestroom Program provides temporary housing for cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and checkups. Volunteers provide transportation to and from cancer-related treatment. Bereavement support.
972-858-5490 or 972-589-6096
This is for people who need treatment outside of the Amarillo area. Some notice is needed and person must have doctor's release to fly because of pressurized cabin in the plane.
376-4071 (anyone available)
AWARE offers free AIDS education and testing, counseling and referrals for substance abuse, treatment, early intervention for people who are HIV positive or diagnosed with AIDS. They also do TB testing. They have a food pantry, clothing closet, emergency assistance for utilities, and prevention case management for high-risk individuals.
Canyon Pregnancy Center
It supports the needs women and families in the greater Canyon area, which includes Happy and Hereford. The center offers pregnancy testing, peer counseling, parenting classes, childbirth education classes and 24 hour helpline. These services are free.
Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center
6709 Woodward 354-2244
Education on adoption and pregnancy. Free pregnancy tests, counseling services, maternity and baby items, lamaze classes, and parenting . No charge.
(Children's Health Ins. Plan) 337-1700
CHIPS website (link opens in a new window)
Can assist families in getting their children signed up for CHIPS insurance. This insurance is for families that make too much to qualify for Medicaid. It can also assist families in determining which program they qualify for and assist pregnant women with CHIP prenatal to cover prenatal appointments and delivery. This is also for women who don't qualify for medicaid because of their income or immigration status.
PPL...Physician's Preferred Lab
3501 Soncy Suite 124 358-1211
1901 Medi-Park Suite 232 463-7752
Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon (Soncy location only). They accept Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance. Results available same day in most cases. Confidential.
Prime Services Drug Testing page (link opens in a new window)
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $40.00. Most insurances accepted. Confidential.
Free Antibiotics at United Pharmacy:
http://www.unitedtexas.com/feelbetter/antibiotics.asp (link opens in a new window)
(This site has a list of antibiotics.)
This offer is for anyone who is in need of the antibiotic that is listed and has a prescription from his/her physician. The school nurses have this information as well.
J.O. Wyatt Clinic
1411 Amarillo Blvd.
351-7260 (anyone available)
Northwest Texas Physician Group website (link opens in a new window)
This is a place that provides health care and prescriptions. It's a "last resort" meaning that families should apply for Medicaid and CHIPS first to see if they qualify. If they do not qualify for those programs, they can apply here for medical assistance and pay on a sliding scale. They also take Medicaid, CHIPS, other insurance. If a person does not have a Social Security number, they can get help here.
MAPS (medication assistance)
This a program through United Way Helpline that helps families with needed medication. They look up the medication in the MAPS folder and give the family an 800 number to call. If they qualify, they can get the medicine free.
The Medicine Program
Injured Call Today website (link opens in a new window)
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They assist patients who may qualify to enroll in one or more of the many patient assistance programs now available. These programs provide prescription medicine free-of-charge to individuals in need, regardless of age, if they meet the sponsor's criteria.
Medical Case Management
If a child is on Medicaid (ages 0-21), they are eligible for "Medical Case Management". The case manager helps with family problems, school/education issues, transportation problems, identifying services and making referrals in your community, getting and keeping appointments, attendant care and overcoming barriers for families. Children who received SSI are assigned a case manager. You can call 655-7151 to see who is the assigned case manager.
Medical Programs for Children/Pregnant Women
2604 SW 6th
Medically necessary health care services provided to eligible children and pregnant women. Eligibility for assistance is based on household composition and income.
Medical Transportation Program
The Medical Transportation Program (MTP) helps Medicaid recipients get to Dr., dentist, counseling, hospital and pharmacist appointments. You can call the toll free number Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. There are 3 ways they can help: If you have a car, they will help with gas money, they will pay for someone else to take you or they will arrange a bus or taxi to pick you up and take you. You must give them 24 hours notice.
Provides transportation for low income pregnant women and their children to doctors appointments. Rides must be booked 24 hours in advance.
National Kidney Foundation
4601 50th Street, Suite 101
This is for children on CHIPS. They can assist with transportation costs to appointments out of the area for ongoing kidney treatments (when funding is available)
NWTH Women and Children's Center
814 Martin Rd
SE 34th and Osage
NWTH website (link opens in a new window)
OB-GYN and pediatrics up to age 18. They take Medicaid, CHIPS, self pay, and Title V (no social security numbers) and other insurance.
The Salvation Army is changing the hours of operation for their Social Services program. They will operate on a walk-in, first-come/first-served basis. Clients will be seen without having to make appointments when they have all required documents as listed below.
original state ID/DL and Social Security, original prescription, proof of income or homeless verification letter.
The Meadows Ranch
Meadows Ranch website (link opens in a new window)
Biblically based programs designed to treat the whole person and meet her/his unique medical, nutritional and psychological needs and are geared toward overcoming the habitual response patterns of an eating disorder.
Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders
Renfrew Center website (link opens in a new window)
This is the nations' first freestanding residential treatment facility dedicated to treating women with eating disorders and related mental health issues. It provides residential and outpatient services.
San Jacinto Methodist Church Medical Equipment
6th and Tennessee
The church operates a health room where medical equipment such as walkers are loaned out.
Second Chance Foundation
BSA Health System
1600 Wallace Blvd.
Second Chance website (link opens in a new window)
This provides support to disabled individuals as they experience the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenge in their lives. They can provide hospital beds, bath benches, walkers, transportation, college tuition, specialized lifts, wheelchairs, scooters and vans equipped with a lift.
Sight for Students
Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Sight for Students website (link opens in a new window)
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eye care services.
South Plains Health Provider
824 Martin Rd
200 S. Tyler (Guyon Saunders Center 345-7917)
This is a place homeless families can go get health services. Eligibility is based on family size and income. They use a sliding scale. Proof of income is required. They also assist families without a social security card.
Teen Health Clinic
Texas Tech Health and Science Center
Every Monday, the clinic will see teens about health issues. There will be an OB-GYN, a social worker for depression and anxiety disorder, a psychologist, parenting classes, consultation and more. Medicaid and undocumented students. No one will be turned away.
Wesley Community Center
1615 S. Roberts
Wesley Community Center website (link opens in a new window)
They offer a family health clinic.