OCMS cares about the residents of Orange County Florida. We have provided the following links and tools to help you with your healthcare needs.
Information For Patients
- 2-1-1 IS HERE TO HELP
2-1-1 is free and completely confidential, available 24/7. You are not alone. Every day, hundreds of people across Central Florida turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether for financial assistance, health programs, crisis support and more.
- Alcohol Rehab Guide
Alcohol Rehab Guide provides in-depth information on the warning signs, the causes and the various treatment options available for an alcohol addiction. This site helps educate on the dangers of alcohol abuse and hopes to help guide people into recovery.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help you.
- ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
The Florida Chapter of ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
- Boomer’s Roadmap to Aging in Place
his is a guide for adults who want to live out the rest of their lives with dignity, freedom, and confidence in their own homes during their senior years. It is also a useful resource for baby boomers who are planning for the future and actively trying to make changes to live more comfortably where they are now. Perhaps you have a parent who has limited mobility, but a second parent who is willing and able to take care of the two of them in their own home as they age. Adult children can also benefit by reading this guide to start making plans with their parents and worrying less about manageable, emotionally-charged tasks.
- Central Florida Family Health Center
Central Florida Family Health Center is a private, non-profit health organization dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive primary health care at a reasonable cost to everyone. We are recognized as a patient-centered medical home with full accrediation by AAAHC, and our thirty-five years of serving the people of Central Florida attests to our pledge of compassionate healthcare and excellent service. We hope you will make one of our five locations your new medical home.
- Colon Cancer Alliance
Our mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services.
Drop Cigarettes is an online portal of help and resources geared to kick the habit of smoking in a painless and simple manner. Quitting can seem like an unbeatable task, but have no fear the team at Drop Cigarettes is here to help!
DrugRehab.com, a web resource that provides information and support to people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
- FAIR Health
FAIR Health is dedicated to sharing information about healthcare prices and health insurance so that you can better manage your family’s healthcare expenses.
- Financial Resources for Seniors
Expenses during retirement years increase substantially because of increased longevity
- Florida Board of Medicine
The Florida Board of Medicine was established “to ensure that every physician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice.
- Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
- Florida Department of Health in Orange County
Florida Department of Health in Orange County believes that we can make a difference as we strive to become the healthiest and safest community in Florida. Our mission is to To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
- Florida RX Card
As a resident of Florida, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) . This is a free prescription drug card program that has teamed up with the Florida Medical Association to help reach the uninsured and underinsured in our state to afford their prescription medications. Savings with this drug card can be up to 80% off retail price for most brand & generic FDA-approved medications.
- Guide to Medicare and Medicaid for Seniors
Do you get Medicare and Medicaid confused? You’re not alone. Read our definitive guide to Medicare vs. Medicaid to find out the differences between the two, who’s eligible, and what each covers.
- Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment 2015 starts on November 15 - and making sure you're ready starts right here.Sign up to receive reminders before important coverage deadlines, as well as notifications when new prices and plans for 2015 are available
- Healthy Start
Healthy Start offers care coordination services to all pregnant women and infants regardless of their social economic status to ensure that early care is directed to those families where there is the best chance of preventing or minimizing adverse outcomes. MomCare is a program that operates under the umbrella of Healthy Start to ensure access to care for all Medicaid-eligible pregnant women.
- Help Me Grow - Florida
The goal of Help Me Grow Florida is to promote healthy development for children. Help Me Grow (HMG) is designed to address the need for early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns, and then to link children and their families to community-based developmental and behavioral services and supports.
The Help Me Grow program provides free screening that helps identify delays in young children's developmental.
Early detection and intervention are critical for optimal outcomes for children, but too often children miss this opportunity. Help Me Grow addresses this by building collaboration among community programs, providing a centralized access point for information and referral, promoting surveillance and screenings, as well as educating and informing the community.
- Hospice of the Comforter
Hospice of the Comforter has provided compassionate care and support to over 28,000 patients in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.
- Making the Move to Assisted Living
Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of the activities of daily living—things like cooking meals, getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night, keeping house, and traveling to appointments
Medicare. The official U.S. government site for Medicare
- Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
- MedlinePlus The National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information.
- Moving Tips for Seniors
Moving is a big job, but when you're a senior and you're moving from the home you've raised your family in to something smaller, you have some specific considerations you have to make. You can take measures to reduce the stress of the days ahead. Here's a guide to help you through the process as you get ready to downsize and prep for your move.
- Nutrition Guide for the Aging and Elderly
If you have any chronic conditions common with aging, such as heart disease or diabetes, what you eat becomes even more important. At RetailMeNot, we want you to enjoy a healthy, active adulthood, and so we have created this guide to healthy nutrition for the aging and elderly.
- Senior Health Resources
People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your healthcare provider know if you have any concerns.
- Seniors First
Seniors First enhances the quality of life for Central Florida senior citizens by maintaining their independence and dignity through nutrition, home improvement and support services, which assist seniors in need. Who is eligible for services? Any Orange or Seminole County resident, 60 or older, may be eligible for our services. Eligibility requirements vary by program, and some programs require a professional in-home assessment. For more information visit the website
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Do you have leftover or unwanted medicine at home? Don’t Flush That Leftover Medicine
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection provides consumers information about how to properly and safely dispose of those medicines.
- The Recovery Village
An organization dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is our philosophy that all individuals with the desire and ability to seek treatment are provided with the highest quality care for very reasonable rates.
- Veterans Benefits for Seniors
The SVSA lists appeals agents, advocates and eldercare services in many areas of the country. These individuals and providers help senior veterans and their survivors understand veterans benefits available to them.
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.
Patient Assistance Resources
- Shepherd’s Hope
Shepherd’s Hope is a non-profit, faith-based organization of volunteers that exists to provide access to health care for the uninsured.
SpecialCare provides access to health care services to low-income, uninsured Orange County residents. Patients are referred to SpecialCare through The Primary Care Access Network (PCAN).