person on laptopFiguring out the health care system can be challenging and getting care can be expensive. Find resources below to help you get care and connect with lower cost clinics if your income is limited.


Finding a Primary Care Doctor or Clinic

  • If you have health insurance, your insurance company or HMO can tell you which doctors are covered by your insurance and taking new patients. You can also call medical clinics directly. 
  • If you need help finding clinic locations and phone numbers, you can call United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1).
  • If you need an interpreter, tell the clinic when you make your appointment.
  • See our list of Free and Lower Cost Clinic Options.

Free and Lower Cost Clinic Options

Public Health Madison & Dane County

Find out more information about our health care services:

Additional Options

  • Older adults and people with disabilities: The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County connects older adults and people with disabilities to the services they need. Call (608) 240-7400.


Mental Health & Substance Use Services

If you have health insurance, call your insurance company or ask your primary care doctor where to go.

No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act bans surprise medical bills, even if you get them from an out of network provider and without getting approval first.

It covers you if you have health insurance through:

  • Your employer
  • The Health Insurance Marketplace,
  • An individual health insurance plan you purchased

Learn about other things banned by the No Surprises Act.

Get help disputing a surprise bill from the No Surprises Act.

If you have health insurance listed below, you already have protection from surprise medical bills:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Indian Health Services
  • Veterans Affairs Health Care
  • TRICARE

Lower Cost Prescriptions


Low Cost Dental Options

Dental care for special needs:


School-Based Dental Care for Children

Celebrate Smiles, Bridging Brighter Smiles, and Seals on Wheels provide school-based dental care for children. Reach out to your child’s school for information.

Private Dental Clinics

Some private dental clinics have new patient offers which include an exam, x-rays and cleaning at a greatly reduced fee. Search online for “new patient dental offers.”


Statewide Community Dental Clinics