BCMH is a state program that helps families pay for medical expenses of children with medical handicaps (i.e. developmental disability, congenital diseases, etc.)
Passport is a state program funded by Medicaid that helps people who are over 60, are medically able to be in a nursing home, but want to stay in their own home.
WIC is a national program that runs through state and area health departments and provides healthy food and formula to eligible women who have children 5 and under. Please see your pediatrician for further details on the application process.
Portage County Resources
The Kent Health Department has immunization clinics for children and medical assistance for indigent Kent residents.
Programs include child violence prevention programs, HIV prevention and testing, sexual assault prevention, and alcohol, tobacxco, and other drug prevention.
Portage County Health Department offers nursing services which include immunizations, disaster response, and control of communicable diseases. It also offers school health and safety as well as inspection of plumbing in new homes, existing homes, and commercial dwellings.
Allows visitors to find valuable information on drug misuse and rehabilitation centers in their area. Resources include locations of local Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery meetings, as well as phone numbers for The Recovery Village, alcohol abuse, drug abuse and poison control center hotlines.
- General Health Information
- COPD and Asthma
- Heart Disease
- Senior Health
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight Loss and Obesity Prevention