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Medical, Dental and Mental Health Resources

Government Funded Healthcare Programs

Alabama Medicaid Agency is a government funded program that helps qualifying individuals pay for medical, mental, and dental health care services, including medical equipment, prescription medications, and sometimes transportation to appointments. The contact information for the Tuscaloosa District Medicaid Office is listed below. This office serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.

Phone: (866) 371-4080
Location: 907 22nd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Medicaid for Low-Income Families, SOBRA Medicaid, and ALL KIDS are provide free or low cost medical, mental, and dental health care benefits similar to Medicaid but are specific to certain groups of low-income individuals such as pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, individuals with disabilities and nursing home residents. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, use the contact information below.

Phone: 1-888-373-KIDS (5437)

The Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program is a well child check-up service for children who are enrolled in Medicaid, and it can even help people who are up to age 21. It covers the costs of all dental and medical, behavioral health services, lab tests, vision/hearing screening and immunizations.

Phone: 800-362-1504

The Alabama Department of Mental Health provides resources for a range of needs. Their website has information about various crisis support lines, a provider’s directory that can be used to find providers specific to your needs, and information on various mental health topics.

Phone: 1-800-367-0955

Free and Income-Based Clinics

Crescent East Health Center covers services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care, immunizations, and child care. They also provide care for mental health and substance abuse problems. This clinic operates on a sliding scale, meaning the cost of services is based on your income. Patients must prove their financial need in order to receive free or reduced fee services. Insurance is not required.

Phone: 205-556-6042
Fax: 205-556-5427
Location: 120 51st Ave E B, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Hours of Operation: Monday & Thursday from 8 AM to 12 PM; Tuesday from 1 PM to 5 PM

The James O. Ellis Health Center is a Tuscaloosa Community Health Center that provides services such as routine checkups, mental and medical health treatment, pregnancy care, immunizations, and child care. This clinic operates on a sliding scale, meaning the cost of services is based on your income. Patients must prove their financial need in order to receive free or reduced fee services. Insurance is not required.

Phone: (205) 752-1087
Location: 3532 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa AL, 35401
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM; Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM; Saturday from 8AM to 12 PM

Theodore Hendrix Dental Center provides free and affordable dental care to qualifying individuals living in West Alabama.

Phone: 205-758-6647
Location: 2731 Martin L King Jr Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Good Samaritan Clinic provides free (non-emergency) primary health and dental care, medication, health information, and spiritual support to patients residing in West Alabama. Please see the website for their hours of operation.

Phone: 205-343-2212
Location: 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport, AL 35473

The Choices Pregnancy Center is a medical clinic where expectant moms can get free care for medical needs. When necessary, new babies can also receive help once they are born.
Phone: 205-759-5433
Location: 535 Jack Warner Parkway Suite G1, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Tuscaloosa County Health Department coordinates various aspects of healthcare, including immunizations, for patients on Medicaid as well as senior citizens.
Phone: 205-562-6900
Location: 2350 Hargrove Rd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Pharmacy Assistance Programs

The website is a non-profit organization that connects people with programs that will help them afford their medication and other healthcare costs. They maintain an updated list of Prescription Assistance Programs on the website and provide users with a card that offers discounts for over-the-counter medication, as well.

Help Line: 800-503-6897 (English and Español)

RX Assist is an online program that allows users to key in their medication to determine which assistance program is best from the directory of patient assistance programs it maintains. It determines your eligibility and directs you to that program. RX Assist also has a savings card available to all users.


Below are several patient assistance programs that help patients afford medication and medical equipment. To find out if you’re eligible for assistance, call their number and/or visit their website.

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation (Johnson & Johnson)

Phone: 800-652-6227

Lilly Cares (Eli Lilly)

Phone: 800-545-6962

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-727-5400

Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 800-245-5356

Pfizer Rx Pathways

Phone: 866-706-2400

Alabama RxCard (United Networks of America)