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FAQ: Free/Discounted Medical and Dental Care and Medicines - US and International

Question: Where can I find information about free and discounted medical or dental care or medicines?


NLM is not a resource for information about individual health or medical insurance, opinions about coverage, or explanations of coverage. If you have insurance, please contact your insurance company about your coverage concerns or contact someone with your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) see for contact information.

You may find information about free and discounted medical and dental care and medicines at:

Medical Care

  • Search MedlinePlus for disease-related clearinghouses or organizations which may give you referrals to free or discounted programs. Search for the Web page about your disease.
  • Search MedlinePlus for Financial Assistance sources.
  • See the MedlinePlus topic page on Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Other resources to contact:

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Dental Care

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Clinical Trials


If you are not in the U.S., consider ministries of health and health care organizations in your country.

NLM is not responsible for the availability or content of external sites, nor does NLM endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at other sites.

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