Programs and Health Information You Can Trust
Hamilton County has leveraged significant local, state, and federal resources to support a strong public health response and vaccination strategy, to provide direct assistance to families through prescription drug discount cards and other community resources.
Prescription Card Programs
Hamilton County Prescription Card Program (Live Healthy Discount Program)
Hamilton County has joined the Live Healthy Discount Program developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to offer residents discounts on prescriptions. Save money at 65,000 pharmacies at home and nationwide, save an average of 30% on the price of prescriptions when you present your card at the pharmacy.
- Save on prescriptions at participating pharmacies at home and nationwide
- Discounts work if you don’t have insurance or if your insurance doesn’t cover a prescription
- Can also use card for pets!
How do you get it? You can print cards free of charge by applying below. Cardholder information remains confidential and is not resold to a third-party for any reason.
VISIT – LiveHealthyCard.com
Ohio Drug Card Program
All Ohio residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program may be used to provide savings on prescriptions not covered by your health insurance or Medicare Part D. The program may also be used instead of your insurance coverage when it offers greater savings than your copay.
- No Restrictions. There are no enrollment forms, no age or income requirements, no waiting periods, no eligibility required, no exclusions, covers pre-existing conditions, no claim forms to file, no annual or lifetime limits.
- Lowest Price. This program has Lowest Rx Price Logic to guarantee that you get the best pricing on prescriptions (Card holders pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price-AWP, discount off MAC Pricing, or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price). You can save up to 80% on your medications (average savings are roughly 30%).
- Medications. The program includes discounts on brand and generic medications, open formulary so that all medications are eligible for discounts.
- Accepted Everywhere. The Discount Prescription Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 68,000 pharmacies around the country including most major chains.
- Confidential. No personal information is required to get a card.
How do you get it? You can print, text, save or email cards free of charge by applying below. The cards are completely confidential; no personal information will be collected, sold, shared, or distributed.
APPLY – https://ohiodrugcard.com/
No Cost COVID-19 Testing
Test and Protect Program (COVID-19 Testing)
Find free COVID-19 testing for all those who live or work in Hamilton County. Health insurance is not required to get a COVID-19 test, but those with health insurance should bring their card. There won’t be any copay or co-insurance. No one is asked about immigration status.
CALL – (513) 946-7800
COVID-19 / Vaccine Information
Test and Protect Program (Vaccine Information)
The Test and Protect website provides a comprehensive list of Ohio’s priority groups, and their requirements. The site also includes a list of available vaccine providers, and allows you to register to receive notice when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
CALL – (513) 946-7800
Hamilton County Public Health
Hamilton County Public Health has been helping to serve, educate, and protect the residents of Hamilton County since 1919. Here are a number of services and programs they offer for residents, businesses, and communities including access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Call their COVID line: (513) 999-2312 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM! No appointment needed, no cost, and insurance required at several vaccine clinic locations.
CALL – (513) 946-7800
Cincinnati Health Department
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio entered Phase 1C of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on March 4, 2021. This phase includes 1) individuals who have additional medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID19; 2) Ohioans whose occupations include child care, funeral services, law enforcement and correction services. A statewide search tool for locations with vaccines available to eligible populations is provided below, as well as a priority populations and vaccine distribution fact sheet.
The WARMLINE is a peer-operated call-in service for individuals who need supportive assistance in their recovery from mental health issues, but not on an emergency basis. The WARMLINE offer support for low-level crises, help with daily living activities, and peer support.
EMAIL – email@example.com
CALL – (513) 621-WARM (9276)
Crisis Hotline / 281-CARE
Talbert House’s 281-CARE is a 24-hour telephone crisis intervention service for suicide prevention, crises, bereavement, loss and other personal emergencies. The hotline offers information and referrals for services.
CALL – (513) 281-CARE (2273)
TEXT – TALBERT to 839863
Addiction Services Council
Addiction Services Council is a non-profit, community-based organization with the conviction that alcoholism, drug addiction, and other addictive disorders are treatable illnesses, that those affected, including family members, can and do recover, and that quality recovery resources should be accessible and affordable to everyone in need of help.
CALL – (513) 281-7422, 24/7 hotline
Alcohol and Drug Rehab Counselors specializing in alcohol addiction drug treatment and substance abuse issues are standing by ready to listen and address any questions or concerns that you may have. Alcoholics Resource Center is supported by caring individuals with a genuine desire to help you achieve sobriety. Alcoholics Resource Center guides individuals struggling with alcohol addiction to AA meetings and recovery that helps prevent painful relapse. We offer many resources that can help individuals identify problematic behavioral patterns and help establish the best approach to fully overcome the challenging obstacles of alcohol addiction.
VISIT – https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/
CALL – (800) 839-1686, 24/7 hotline
Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition
The HCARC is a group of community members, leaders, advocates and experts dedicated to ending the opiate epidemic in our community. They connect prevention options to treatment specialists to public health officials to law enforcement – bringing together the right resources for real results that make a real difference.
Hamilton County Public Health Harm Reduction Program
Hamilton County Public Health is dedicated to helping our community during the addiction crisis. Substance use can lead to an increase in hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections. The Harm Reduction program offers a comprehensive, community based program that provides disease prevention, education and referral services, including: substance abuse education, overdose prevention, access to NARCAN (Naloxone), injection education, and safe injection equipment and disposal (Syringe Services Program).
Women Helping Women
Experiencing or witnessing domestic/partner abuse? Immediate help is available. If you are currently experiencing abuse, please call or text our 24-Hour Hotline directly at (513) 381-5610 for immediate help. For all other inquiries, please use the contact form below.
CALL – (513) 381-5610
Minority Health Resources
Center for Closing the Health Gap
The goal of the COVID-19 Community Resources website is to be your one-stop resource guide for the latest information about COVID-19. It has the most recent updates from organizations serving the Black and Brown communities throughout our region. We all serve you and want to make sure you have a trusted source to receive information to keep you safe and healthy.
Hamilton County Economic Inclusion and Equity
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners established the Economic Inclusion and Equity Department to promote inclusion in County procurement and County employment practices for all people of Hamilton County regardless of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The BOLD Initiative is Hamilton County’s Economic Inclusion Initiative to help ensure inclusion and diversity success in Hamilton County operations such as staff recruitment, hiring and advancement, and in Hamilton County’s purchasing and procurement opportunities with local small businesses.
Minority Health Strike Force
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence has shown that communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus, especially African American and Latino communities. To respond to and help address these disparities, the State of Ohio under the advisement of the Minority Health Strike Force worked with the Us4Us Coalition to create the “More Than A Mask” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to provide specific messaging and resources to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities of color in Ohio.
You can enroll in or change plans if you have certain life events or income range, or you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.