Social Services at Care Cross Medical Center
Providing healthcare excellence goes beyond doctor appointments. We want to care for the whole person, including your medical and personal needs. Ensuring that you or your children are able to get medical care and receive adequate nutrition is vital to your well-being and peace of mind. We are here for you and we want to be your trusted partner in health…and in life.
Care Cross Medical Center is an Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency partner, which helps families in need apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance and more through the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
For your convenience, most of our locations have designated areas called “ACCESS Centers” where you can apply for social services from DCF.
Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Department of Children & Families (DCF) at Care Cross Medical Center
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), driven by the needs and choices of its clients, promotes family and personal self-determination. Along with many dedicated partners, the department is accountable for changing lives and strengthening communities. Its mission to protect the most vulnerable citizens of our society is accomplished by administering different programs and services, such as: ACCESS Florida, Adult Protective Services, Child Care, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Refugee Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency
Medicaid at Care Cross Medical Center
Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income families and individuals. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) determines eligibility.
Medicaid for Families
Low-income families (with one or two parents) may be eligible for Family Related Medicaid. Parents must have at least one child that meets all technical factors of eligibility or be pregnant. Relatives within a specified degree of relationship who care for minor children may choose to receive this type of Medicaid, along with the children if they meet the program eligibility requirements. Coverage under this group may include unemployed or underemployed parents and their children up to the age of 18.
Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Simplified Eligibility for Pregnant Women (SEPW) provides full Medicaid coverage for pregnant women. Eligibility is determined for the pregnant woman only and does not consider the eligibility of other household members. Pregnant women with family income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible. There is no asset limit for coverage. The pregnancy must be verified. Coverage extends through delivery and two months post-partum.
For questions about Medicaid for families, Medicaid for pregnant women or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Medicare Savings Program at Care Cross Medical Center
The Medicare Savings Program can help pay your Medicare premiums. It may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments if you meet certain conditions. Even if you have income from working you may qualify for one of these programs. If you qualify for one of these programs you will also automatically qualify to get Extra Help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage.
For questions about the Medicare Savings Program or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Food Stamp Program at Care Cross Medical Center
The Food Stamp Program helps low-income families and individuals buy healthy food. Food assistance benefits are a supplement to a family’s food budget. Households may need to spend some of their own money, along with their food assistance benefits, to buy enough food for one month. Individuals who buy and cook food together are considered one household for food assistance purposes. Individuals must meet the residence/citizenship requirements to qualify and provide a social security number, or provide proof that they have applied for a social security number. This requirement includes children.
For questions about the Food Stamp Program or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Temporary Cash Assistance at Care Cross Medical Center
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) provides assistance to families with children under the age of 18 or under age 19 if they are full time high school students who meet technical, income and asset requirements. The program helps families become self-supporting while allowing children to remain in their own homes. Pregnant women may also receive TCA, either during the third trimester if unable to work or in the 9th month of pregnancy. Parents, children and minor siblings who live together must apply together. Some of the eligibility rules for this program are time limits, work rules, citizenship, and child support among others.
For questions about the Temporary Cash Assistance Program or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Change of Name, Address & Other Changes at Care Cross Medical Center
You must report certain changes in your circumstances within 10 days of occurrence. You may report changes on-line, by fax or by phone.
For questions about change of name, address & other changes or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Housing (Section 8)
Housing (Section 8) at Care Cross Medical Center
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded rental program that helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford decent, safe and sanitary housing. The program allows tenants to choose their unit in the private housing market. Eligible participants are allowed to lease any unit that meets program requirements. Participants usually pay about 30% of the rent and the landlord receives the difference.
For questions about affordable housing programs or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Immigration, Residency & Citizenship at Care Cross Medical Center
Community Medical Group works with state and federal agencies to help eligible individuals apply for Residency or U.S. Citizenship.
For questions about immigration, residency & citizenship or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Social Security Referrals at Community Medical Group
As part your ACCESS application, Care Cross Medical Center experienced staff will provide you with Social Security referrals to obtain your social security card, if eligible. Our experienced staff will also help you read and interpret social security communication letters, regarding Social Supplemental Income (SSI), Medicare benefits, and more.
For questions about social security referrals or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Referrals to Workforce at Care Cross Medical Center
The First Source Hiring Referral Program (FSHRP) is a job creation and economic development model that is designed to help residents of Miami-Dade County find employment. The initiative seeks to ensure Miami-Dade residents have the first opportunity for employment consideration from businesses that receive a contract from the County.
Care Cross Medical Center can help connect you with this program for assistance in finding employment. For questions about referrals to workforce or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Refugee Assistance Program at Care Cross Medical Center
Refugee Services is a State program that coordinates and oversees many of the services provided to refugees and entrants into Florida, which can help them become economically self-sufficient. Refugee Services assists newly-arrived, eligible clients in obtaining employment, learning English, acquiring job skills and overcoming legal or medical difficulties.
For questions about refugee assistance or to speak with a representative, contact the Care Cross Medical Center location nearest you.
Volunteer Agencies (VOLAG)
Volunteer Agencies (VOLAG) at Care Cross Medical Center
Care Cross Medical Center and its Social Services Department work in partnership with the voluntary agencies, providing services to refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, victims of human trafficking, and unaccompanied alien children. Together, we provide social and health services, such as assistance in applying for Economic Self-Sufficiency benefits, social security referrals, training and work referrals, health guidance and initial medical screenings. The aim is to help this population become self-sufficient as soon as possible and become contributing members in their society.
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