person on laptopFiguring out the health care system can be challenging and getting care can be expensive. Find resources below to help you get care and connect with lower cost clinics if your income is limited.


How to Find a Primary Care Doctor or Clinic

  • Do you have health insurance? You can:
    • Call you insurance company or HMO. They can tell you which doctors are taking new patients and accept your insurance.
    • Call a medical clinic and ask if they accept your insurance.
  • If you need help finding clinic locations and phone numbers, you can call United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1).
  • If you need an interpreter, tell the clinic when you make your appointment.
  • Don’t have health insurance? See our list of Free and Lower Cost Clinic Options, below.

Free and Lower Cost Clinic Options

Public Health Madison & Dane County

We can help you with:

Other Options

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County. They help older adults and people with disabilities get the services they need. Call (608) 240-7400.


Mental Health & Substance Use Services

If you have health insurance, call your insurance company or ask your primary care doctor where to go.


No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act bans surprise medical bills.

It covers you if:

  • You have health insurance through your employer
  • You have health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • You purchased an individual health insurance plan
  • You got care from an out of network provider
  • You got care without getting approval first

Learn about other things banned by the No Surprises Act.

Get help disputing a surprise bill from the No Surprises Act.

You already have protection from surprise medical bills if you have:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Indian Health Services
  • Veterans Affairs Health Care
  • TRICARE

Lower Cost Prescriptions


Low Cost Dental Options

Dental care for special needs:


School-Based Dental Care for Children

These programs provide school based dental care for children. Ask your child’s school for information:

Private Dental Clinics

Some private dental clinics offer new patient offers which include an exam, x-rays and cleaning at a greatly reduced fee. Look online for “new patient dental offers.”


Statewide Community Dental Clinics

See a list of clinics that provide dental care to people with low income and no insurance.