Resources & Services
Need some extra help?
Aetna Better Health Plan values our relationships with community advocates for both Medicare and Medicaid. We believe working together with community organizations will help you reach your goals for a healthier and happier life.
Sometimes it can be hard to understand the health care system. When you need extra help to find the resources you need, we are here. We have partnered with these organizations to bring you the resources you need.
Some of the service offered include:
- Caregivers for the disabled and elderly
- Programs for disabled adults
- Help to quit smoking
Call Michigan Office of Services (OSA) to the Aging at 1-517-373-8230 for more information on these and other programs.
Suicide and Crisis Hotline
Using 988 will connect people in crisis to a center near them for help.
This new number makes it easy for people to call for help.
It is available 24 hours a day,7 days a week.
How it works
- Like 911
- Calls go to a local center based on location
- Service available in Spanish
- Chat online
988 Makes Help Easy to Reach
Call your health plan if you have questions about getting any covered services.
Area Agencies on Aging
The Area Agencies on Aging provide assistance with a number of programs for seniors. The following lists each agency in our area:
Detroit Area Agency on Aging 1A
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207
Area Agency On Aging 1B
29100 Northwestern Hwy 400
Southfield, MI 48034
Area Agency On Aging 1C
The Senior Alliance
3850 2nd Street, Suite 201
Wayne, MI 48184
Area Agency on Aging 3A
3299 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Area Agency on Aging 3B
200 W. Michigan Avenue, Suite 102
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Area Agency on Aging 3C
Branch-Hillsdale Health Department
570 Marshall Road
Coldwater, MI 49036
Area Agency on Aging 4
2900 Lakeview Avenue
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Extra support from community resources
National advocacy groups and resources
Institute on Community Integration
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights
National Disability Rights Network
National Council on Disability
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
National Organization on Disability
(WIC) Women's, Infants' & Childrens Nutrition Program
The Women’s, Infants’, & Children’s (WIC) Nutrition Program provides a bridge card for healthy food, education on healthy eating and referrals for health services for pregnant women, new moms, women who are breastfeeding, infants, and children up to 5 years of age.
A service provided for the community by DHWP’s WIC Program and Aetna Better Health of Michigan. You may also call 1-866-230-6419
Detroit Water Fund Application
Eligibility guidelines and application
Southeast Michigan Diabetes Prevention Network
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is working with the Greater Detroit Area Health Council to develop a Diabetes Prevention Program Master List for patients and providers to find upcoming workshops. Attached is the current list:
Free Legal Help
CALL is a non-profit legal aid program that provides free legal help to low income people and people age 60+, regardless of income, in Allegan, Barry, Bay, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lake, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren and Washtenaw Counties. Additionally, help for low income people in Arenac, Genesee, Lapeer, Monroe, Shiawassee and Wayne Counties.
Get information about local programs. Findhelp.org makes it easy to get the help you need.