The Northern Health Plan is a community partnership between Alpena Regional Medical Center, Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, Charlevoix Area Hospital, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Northern Michigan Hospital, Health Department of Northwest Michigan and District Health Department #4.
Low income, uninsured residents of Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties may be eligible for programs that assist individuals in obtaining health care services.
The Northern Health Plan administers the Adult Benefits Waiver (ABW) program, or Plan A. The local Department of Human Services or DHS (formerly called the Family Independence Agency or FIA) determines whether an individual is eligible for Plan A. Plan A provides basic medical care to low-income, childless adults who do not qualify for Medicaid. It is not insurance.
To find out if you are eligible for the Plan A program, contact your local DHS office:
Northern Health Plan's Plan B , or BASIC plan, provides basic medical care for those individuals who do not qualify for the Plan A program, Medicaid, Medicare or any other health care program. It is not insurance. Your local County Health Department determines whether an individual is eligible for Plan B.
Northern Health Plan’s Plan Rx provides coordinated access to prescription drugs at a low cost to those individuals whose gross income is 200% or less of the federal poverty level and that do not qualify for any prescription drug program. Your local County Health Department determines whether an individual is eligible for Plan Rx.
The Prescription Drug Discount Program helps individuals with limited or no prescription coverage to obtain medications at lower prices at their pharmacy.
To find out if you are eligible for Plan B (BASIC), Plan Rx, or to enroll in the Prescription Drug Discount Program, please contact your local Health Department: