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Consumers Warned About Possible Health Insurance Enrollment Scams

MADISON – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary-designee Randy Romanski are urging Wisconsin consumers to be wary of robocalls and suspicious sales calls ahead of the new enrollment period on Healthcare.gov. The Biden Administration recently reopened enrollment for potential new participants in health insurance programs covered […]

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State will Expand Addiction Recovery Treatment Starting Monday

State-administered Medicaid will expand its coverage of residential substance abuse recovery startingFeb. 1, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services officials announced Friday. The state has offered coverage for certain types of recovery programs since 2017, according to therelease. That coverage, provided through the Comprehensive Community Services program, focused ontreatment on programs offered in facilities […]

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‘The happiness and joy has been sucked out of me’: Wisconsin dairy farmers face mental health crisis

By Jack Kelly For Wisconsin Watch It was Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. David Fischer had just arrived for work at his dairy farm in Rio, Wisconsin. A slight breeze punctuated the freezing, grey morning. His drive to work is just 2 minutes. From where he parked his pickup truck on the farm’s gravel driveway, he […]

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Need help? Racine County website connects you to local resources

RacineCountyFamilyResources.com is a new website to Racine County with a full-service directory of local resources, 30,000 peer-reviewed health articles, and a mental health referral pathway! Let us help you find what you are looking for! Here are some direct links for you! Looking for food resources in Racine? Go here.Need a good housing resource such […]

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Racine County Family Resources Community Calendar Offers Quick Access to Food Resources

Community Calendar The community calendar features a variety of different events virtually and in-person throughout Racine County, https://racine.wi.networkofcare.org/family/calendar.aspx. Mobile Market Go to the Racine County Family Resources website calendar to see up to date information and dates for the month of November! The calendar lists the date, location, and time. The mobile market is stocked […]

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Do you want reliable information on health topics?

Comprehensive library of national resources Looking for information on a variety of health topics? Look no further! RacineCountyFamilyResources.com has an online library of 30,000 peer-reviewed and easy to read on a variety of topics such as: Physical health, i.e. pain, allergies, asthma, cancer, sexual health, diabetes, digestion, and more!Recreation, fitness, and exerciseHealthy eating, weight managementInfant […]

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New law creates 988 suicide hotline with special designation for Veterans

Legislation to designate a three-digit phone number for national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act directs the FCC to designate 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Line and allows veterans to press “1” after dialing 988 to be routed automatically to the Veterans […]

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Drive-thru flu shot clinics for veterans set in Milwaukee, Union Grove

Veterans can receive flu shots quickly and easily at two upcoming drive-thru clinics hosted by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Union Grove Clinic, 41425 Spring St.Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave. No appointments are required. There is […]

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New Medicaid guidelines to take effect next month

MADISON – Medicaid guidelines affecting incarcerated members will take effect later this month, state officials announced Friday. Beginning Oct. 24, officials will suspend benefits for incarcerated members when they enter incarceration. Before release, an inmate will have their benefits re-evaluated. Policy changes’ affect on current standard Under the current policy, Medicaid members have their coverage […]

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Get Connected to a Therapist or Medication Management Professional

The National Council for Behavioral Health found that the most significant root cause of the mental health crisis is the lack of access to mental health services. Often people run into a variety of barriers when trying to get connected to a therapist or medication management professional. In some communities, the resources themselves are not […]

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Here’s one-stop-shop for Racine County mental health resources

Finding help for Racine County mental health resources when times are tough can be a daunting task. Need information on where school food pickups are? Are you having a difficult time paying your rent? Are you struggling with isolation and stress? For these and several other needs you may have, RacineCountyFamilyResources.com is the spot for […]