Extra help

We help all we can with free programs to improve others access to healthcare and meet unmet healthcare needs.

Extra Help Getting Access to Unmet Needs


We hope you find what you need and if not, you are more than welcome to call.

We have been helping people for over 15 years get connected to Medical Assistance Programs, Free Prescriptions & Prescription Discount Programs, as well as Programs to help with Caregiver Support.

Some of our greatest achievements did not involve the sale of any products or receiving any compensation for our efforts.

" What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us,

are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”

Henry David Thoreau

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

GO HERE: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp/

Here, Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs which is one of many Federal Assistance Programs and provides much more help than most all typical prescription discount programs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. 

To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and

income (150% of the Federal Poverty Level in income), and reside in one of the 50 States.

(This link takes you to the programs information page on the official Social Security website where you can learn more about the programs requirements AND apply)


GO HERE:  www.needymeds.org

Needymeds.org is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. More than 1.3 million patients, family members, healthcare professionals, social workers

and patient advocates use the NeedyMeds website each year. 

They regularly update data on over 5,000 assistance programs,13,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and 1,500 drug discount coupons. They also publish information about resources for specific diseases. All their information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration. (Be sure you keep in mind while your on their website, is that they have advertisers there who have created their business charging people a monthly fee for helping them with these patient assistant programs. These patient assistance programs are FREE and as long as you can read, you can help yourself. This website has all the programs out there to help people get connected to FREE or extremely low cost medication (Prescription discount programs thru mail order) provided in most part, by the manufacturers of the drugs.)

Medi-Share - Christian Care Ministry

The Affordable Care Act since it's implementation has all but destroyed many folks access to affordable health insurance and to make it worse, the very people that pushed and approved the act has their healthcare paid for them while leaving the rest of us without. If you find yourself in this position and your a Christian, this program is worth looking into. At half the cost (or less) of Obamacare with many more Doctors & Hospitals that will accept it, the Medi-Share Program is certainly a viable option. 

This program is also credible coverage against ObamaCare so it satisfies the Health Insurance Requirement of the Affordable Care Act. We have referred this program to many since ObamaCare started and even have it for our own personal coverage.

Please use this no obligation link to their program for a quote as well as look into the programs guidelines and benefits. If you apply thru this link as well, you will get our support on understanding and utilizing the programs benefits. 

(Medi-Share is NOT part of any Medical Assistance Programs, Caregiver Support Programs, or a Prescription Discount Programs)

GO HERE: MEDI-SHARE=Christian Sharing Program

County Indigent Health Care Assistance Programs

GO HERE: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/county-indigent-health-care-program 

The County Indigent Heath Care Program (CIHCP) provides health care service or health care assistance programs to eligible residents through the counties, hospital districts and public hospitals in Texas which can include prescription discounts, and Caregiver support/benefits.

We have  referred many people to this program over the last several years. This is a program that receives its funding from both State and Federal levels as well as other various sources. 

Simply put, this program provides access to health care, prescription coverage  (limited), and dental care (limited) to those who DO NOT qualify for Medicaid or any other assistance (such as those who fell below the thresh hold for the advance tax credit to help them pay for their ACA healthcare plan) The link above will take you to the Texas Department of State Health Services home page for the program. Here you can get the specifics as well as obtain a list of the county contact numbers to apply.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

GO HERE: https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home 

This is a page of their website that has several videos on how to get help. 

This is the official website for Texas that has all the state funded assistance programs including but not limited to QMB (Medicaid for people with Medicare), CHIP, Medicaid , and Food stamps.


GO HERE: https://www.benefits.gov/

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was one of the earliest “E-Government” initiatives to launch in 2002 as part of the President’s Management Agenda, and was established as the official benefits website of the U.S. government. Prior to Benefits.gov, citizens looking for government benefit information had to search through a complicated maze of web pages. There was no easy-to-use, single source of benefit information to help citizens understand which benefit assistance programs or Caregiver Support Programs they may be eligible for, or how to apply. Operated, managed, and supported by a Federal agency Partnership, Benefits.gov provides an innovative, technology-based solution to benefit information delivery. Today, millions of citizens have easy, online access to information from across multiple Federal agencies on Benefits.gov. The beneficiaries include U.S. citizens, businesses, and Federal and state government entities. 

Caregiver Support

The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. Caregiver Assistance Programs can be found here.

By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans. 

GO HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE: https://acl.gov/