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Health & Hygiene

1 - Affordable Care Act - Health Source RI (HSRI):

Health Source RI (HSRI) is RI's Health Insurance Marketplace. Every year, HSRI has an open enrollment period. People who experience major life change, can enroll at any time.


Medicaid is essentially free health insurance. Individuals eligible for Medicaid can apply to enroll at any time. Once approved, Medicaid coverage is retroactive to the 1st of the month that the application was submitted to RI Department of Human Services. Applicants should be sure to ask for a date-stamped copy when they submit the application to DHS.

  • Health Insurance Questions:

855 747 3244 (RIREACH)

3 - Health Care Tax Credits:

Tax credits can be applied to lower the cost of monthly premiums (Advanced Premium Tax Credit / APTC) or lowering the cost of the deductibles (Cost-Sharing Reduction / CSR). 

Individuals whose job offers health insurance that costs more than 9.5% of their income, may be eligible for health insurance through the Health Source RI exchange (HSRI) while also receiving a tax credit. 

  • Call 855 747 3244 (RIREACH) or 211 to find a VITA site near you.

4 - Health services for uninsured persons:

Free Clinics:

  • Rhode Island Free Clinic: 655 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907

401 274 6347

  • Cliníca Esperanza, Hope Clinic: 60 Valley St, #104, Providence, RI 02909

401 347 9093

  • Community Health Center, East Bay Family Health Center: 

100 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI 02915

401 437 1008

  • Rhode Island Health Center Association: 

401 274 1771

  • RI Food Bank: 

Often has free flu shot clinics, cancer screening and other free health services.

5 - Services for Aging and Disabled Persons:
  • Call 211.

  • East Bay Community Action Program: 610 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02915

401 435 7876

6 - Dental Services:
  • East Bay Community Action Program: 100 Bullocks Ave, East Providence, RI 02915

401 437 1000

  • Providence Community Health Center: 335 R Prairie Ave, Providence, RI 02905

401 444 0430

Service for children under 19 years old & pregnant women.

  • Providence Community Health Center / Crossroads RI: 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903

Dental services are for homeless patients only.

7 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health:

Providence Center; is one of the largest mental health and substance recovery providers. The services include residential treatment, counseling, recovery services and crisis care. It helps adults, adolescents and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems.

Multiple locations:

  • 530 North Main St, Providence: Adult Outpatient Services

  • 134 Thurbers Ave, Suite 212, Providence: Intensive Adult Outpatient Services

  • 520 Hope St, Providence: Child & family services.

401 276 4020 (First time appointments)

401 528 0123 (Administrative inquiries)

  • Caritas, Inc (Eastman House): 166 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

401 722 4644 or 1 866 720 3784

Treats substance abusers and their  families through residential and outpatient programs. Treatment is also available for teenagers.

  • The Anchor Recovery Community Center: 249 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

401 721 5100

  • Open Doors, Access to Recovery Services: 485 Plainfield St, Providence, RI 02909

401 781 5808 ext: 100

Serves formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. It has a program that provides treatment and recovery support for people with alcohol or drug addictions.

  • Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS):

401 732 8680

300 Centerville Rd, Suite 301, South Warwick, RI 02886

RISAS is a not-for-profit corporation providing substance use prevention and mental health promotion services in schools and communities.

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

Is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

8 - Hearing Loss:

CaptionCall is part of a federally funded program designed to help qualified individuals with hearing loss use the phone with confidence by reading what the incoming caller is saying.

9 - Medical Equipment :

You know someone who needs medical equipment or has equipment to donate, contact: Medical Equipment Center.

401 451 0184 or 401 246 0865

  • OSCIL:

The Ocean State Center for Independent Living works to improve the life experience for people with disability by promoting self-direction and integration into the community, and provides a wide range of independent living services to help individuals meet these goals.

10 - Rides:
  • The Village Common of RI:

  • RI Elder:

11 - Showers & Haircuts: 
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