General Community Resources
Key Services Guide for Older Persons - NJ
Medicaid Benefit Information
NJHelps – list/description of assistance programs in NJ
NY State Office for the Aging - Senior Citizens Resource Guide
Passaic County Assistance Programs
Rockland County Department of Aging
State of NJ Services A to Z
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Financial Assistance/Counseling (Miscellaneous)
Bergen County Chore Program
Hearing Aid Assistance to Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)
A $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.
Key Services For Older Adults and Caregivers -Financial Benefits & Assistance
Property Tax Relief Programs (NJ)
Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, Inc.
Provides basic supplemental financial assistance and case management services to individuals and families of Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff. They also have a food pantry. Call for information. 201-444-2980.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites (VITA Sites)
(For additional resources for assistance with tax preparation, go to http://www.nj211.org.)
Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program
The Valley Hospital makes inpatient and outpatient medical services available to eligible NJ residents who are in low-income situations with limited assets through the NJ Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (referred to as "charity care assistance"). To obtain a charity care application, please click here.
Patients whose insurance coverage only pays for part of the hospital bill or outpatient services and who are otherwise eligible may also apply for NJ Hospital Care payment Assistance. For instance, Medicare Part A and/or B beneficiaries who have no secondary insurance may be eligible for charity care to pay for all or some of their deductibles and/or co-payments. Outpatients must apply through the Community Care Department in Hawthorne by calling 973-427-7676. Patients admitted to the hospital with no insurance will be mailed an application from Patient Financial Services or an application may be requested by calling 201-291-6080.
Outpatient prescriptions are not covered under charity care. For information about prescription drug assistance, click here.
Certain undocumented aliens may be eligible for a special Medicaid program called Medical Emergency Payment Program for Aliens to help pay for emergency services and/or inpatient care.
Click HERE for a list of Valley Hospital In-Area Hotels.
Community Health Law Project
Consumer's Guide to New Jersey Law (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Elder Law Attorneys
Key Services Guide - Legal Assistance
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)
LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.
New Jersey State Bar Foundation Free Publications
Guides to help consumers understand the law (Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Courts & Law, Domestic Issues, Education, Health-Related, Real Estate, Senior Issues, Student Rights & Responsibilities).
NJ Statewide Benefits for Older Persons - Legal
National Lifeline Emergency Response Service
Valley Medical Group
Bergen County Department of Health Services Directory
Cancer Education and Early Detection Program
Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County
Valley Health Community Clinics
Bergen Regional Medical Center
BRMC offers more than 20 Ambulatory Specialty Services to Bergen County and its surrounding communities. These outpatient services offer convenience, enabling patients to see their doctor(s), complete lab work, and have all their prescriptions filled at the same location.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
Provides free primary care and, where possible, referrals to free specialty care for working, low-income Bergen County residents who have no health insurance.
North Hudson Community Action Corporation - Medical/Dental Clinics
Large health center in New Jersey with 11 delivery sites located in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties and mobile unit services.
St. Joseph's Health Care System
Bergen County NJ SNAP/Food Stamps
Bergen County Meals on Wheels Association of America
* Referrals may be done by e-mail if listed.
Bergen County Senior Lunch Program for Active Seniors
Meals on Wheels Association of America
NJ Farmer's Market (accepting Families First/EBT Cards)
NJ SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program/formerly "Food Stamps")
Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels
Passaic County Nutrition Services
Bergen County Community Transportation
Key Services Guide - Transportation List
NJ County Paratransit Program
NY Rockland County Paratransit Program
NYC Department for the Aging
Public Transportation Links
Rockland County Transportation Resources
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Valley Social Work Department Transportation List
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Valley offers a free “Non-Emergent Transportation Service" for patients without access to Valley’s Outpatient Programs. The service is for patients who are unable to drive or have access to public transportation. The transportation must be for a service provided at The Valley Health System. The patient must live less than 30 minutes of The Valley Health System. Services are available on a first come, first serve basis. The transport must occur between the service’s hours of operation. For more information, call 201-447-8000, x2507. The service is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Service is not available on holidays.
Community Transportation for Veterans Trips to NJ Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
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