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D. Health and Insurance Resources

In times of dire financial need, artists may find the following social service, health/insurance and financial/business organizations of use.

 

Access Program
This program sponsored by the Woodhull Medical and the North Brooklyn Health Network in New York City. Allows artists through performances or interactive programs for patients, to exchange their art for health care credits. Credits accrued in the artist's personal account can be used in lieu of dollars to cover sliding scale fees in Woodhull's HHC Options program.
Contact: Artists who are interested in joinging the HHC Artist Access program at Wooshull, should call 877-244-5600.
For more information:
http://www.nyfa.org/files_uploaded/healthfaqs.pdf
For an application: http://www.nyfa.org/files_uploaded/health-care-application.pdf

Artists' Access to Health Care (AAH)
Offers low-cost medical care to help uninsured and under-insured artists living in the St. Paul, Minnestoa metropolitan area.
Mailing Address:
Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince Street
Suite 270
St. Paul, MN 55101
Email: nikki@springboardforthearts.org
Website: http://www.springboardforthearts.org/health/

Cancer Care Assistance
Cancer Care provides limited grants to individuals for certain expenses related to treatment.
Website: http://www.cancercare.org/financial

Chicago Artists' Coalition
A list of over 20 health care providers that offer significant discounts to CAC members. Also includes a comprehensive list of free clinics providing health services to the under-insured and un-insured. Fractured Atlas Membership: A partnership, FREE to CAC members with this New York based non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations, allows us to offer studio, general liability, event, rental, and health insurance at reduced fees, as well as access to other benefits.

A list of over 20 health care providers that offer significant discounts to CAC members. Also includes a comprehensive list of free clinics providing health services to the under-insured and un-insured.

Fractured Atlas Membership: A partnership, FREE to CAC members with this New York based non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations, allows us to offer studio, general liability, event, rental, and health insurance at reduced fees, as well as access to other benefits.

Mailing Address:
Chicago Artists' Coalition
1550 North Damen Avenue, Unit 201
Chicago, IL 60622
Telephone:
(773) 772-2385
Fax:
(773) 772-2387

Email
: laura@caconline.org
Website: http://chicagoartistscoalition.org/


HealthCare for Artists
Assists Massachusetts artists in all disciplines in finding health care providers, health care resources and information, and health care advocacy organizations.
Mailing Address:

Artists Foundation
516 East Second Street
#49
Boston, MA 02127
Email: feedback@healthcareforartists.org
Website: www.artistsfoundation.org/art_pages/resources/resources_healthcare_sbchc.htm

NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
All available information related to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene can be found on the NYC DOHMH.
Contact:
For all available contact forms from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/contact/contact.shtml
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

Physician Volunteers for the Arts

A free medical clinic in New York City for entertainment industry professions.
Mailing Address:

475 West 57th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Telephone:
212-489-2020 Ext. 140

The Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre Promotes the well being of professional artists with a facility that offers alternative, complementary and traditional direct health care.
Mailing Address:
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5T 2S8

Telephone: 416-603-2581

Email: Corry.Thomas@uhn.on.ca
Website:
http://www.ahcf.ca/clinic.html

The Center for Cultural Innovation
Promotes knowledge, sharing, networking, and financial independence fo individual artists and creative entrepreneurs in California. Provides group health and dental insurance.
Mailing Addresses:

Administrative Office
244 S. San Pedro Street
Suite 401
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Bay Area Office
870 Market Street

Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email: info@cciarts.org

Website: http://cciarts.org/

Women’s Caucus for Art
Membership organization offering health insurance, and disability and life insurance to members.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013 Website
Email: 
info@nationalwca.com
Website: http://www.nationalwca.org/
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