Medicare for Homeless Adults
No application forms are necessary. Referrals are made by shelter case managers and by community based providers, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics.
If available, it is helpful to have a photo identification card, insurance cards and any medical documents such as a list of medications and diagnosis.
Montgomery County residents who are experiencing homelessness and have medical problems may be eligible.
1. Can I obtain shelter through the Medical Care for Homeless Adults Program?
No, admittance to the shelters is handled by the shelter staff.
2.. What kind of medical care is available through the program?
Primary medical care is provided by a nurse practitioner or doctor in a clinic near the shelters. Some health care is available onsite at the shelters. Nurse case managers work onsite at various shelters to assist clients with medical needs.
3. Do I need health insurance to obtain medical care?
No insurance is required to receive services. However, all clients are screened for eligibility for health insurance, and if they are eligible they are expected to apply. Once they are insured, clients are assisted with transferring to a medical provider within their health plan, if necessary.
4. Do you provide transportation to medical appointments?
Yes, the shelter case managers assist with transportation to scheduled medical appointments.
No additional Information at this time