Patient Support & Government Aid

Government aid programs vary depending on the country and region you are in. However, it can provide you with some common types of government assistance that are often available to help individuals experiencing homelessness or seeking to transition off the streets. It’s important to research the specific programs available in your local area to determine eligibility and access the support you need. 

To access these patient support and government aid programs, you may need to reach out to local social service agencies, homeless shelters, or community organizations that specialize in assisting individuals experiencing homelessness. They can guide you through the application process and help you determine your eligibility for specific programs.


Transitional Housing Programs

Transitional housing programs aim to assist individuals in transitioning from homelessness to stable housing. These programs typically offer longer-term housing options along with supportive services, such as case management, counseling, life skills training, and employment assistance.

Emergency Shelter Programs

Many regions have emergency shelter programs that provide temporary housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. These shelters offer a safe place to sleep, meals, and access to basic necessities. They may also provide support services and referrals to other resources.

Rental Assistance

Rental assistance programs, such as Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) in the United States, can help individuals secure affordable and stable housing. These programs provide subsidies to eligible individuals, allowing them to pay a reduced portion of their income towards rent while the government covers the remaining cost.

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Income Support

Government aid programs such as unemployment benefits, social assistance, or disability benefits can provide income support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These programs help individuals meet their basic needs while they work towards stable housing.

Food Assistance

Food assistance programs like food banks, soup kitchens, and government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provide individuals with access to nutritious food. These programs help alleviate food insecurity and free up resources for other essential needs.

Supportive Services

Various supportive services are available to help individuals experiencing homelessness address the underlying causes of their housing instability. This can include mental health services, substance abuse treatment, job training, educational programs, and access to healthcare services.

Homelessness Prevention Programs

Some government aid programs focus on preventing individuals from becoming homeless in the first place. These programs may provide financial assistance to help individuals facing eviction or experiencing housing instability. They may offer rental arrears assistance, utility bill support, or short-term financial aid to prevent homelessness.

Stay up to date with your Treatment!

The patient portal allows our patients to contact, request, and receive more information about a respective individuals treatment history with in our program. Access to this information is available 24/7 and only requires you to supply a member of staff with 

Services available on the portal
  • Lab Results
  • Sign Consent Forms
  • Upload Insurance/ID Cards
  • Complete Online Appointments

Create an Account

The first step to getting 24/7 access to your treatment history within our program will be creating an account in AdvancedMD patient portal. All patients who have provided an Email Address to a member of staff will have an account prepared for them that only needs to be verified.

when creating an account:

  1. click the link “patient portal” in the above text or a “Check Appointment Status”. (Patient Portal Search results may not be available by browser and should be accessed via our site.
  2. Once on the correct page, in the bottom right corner, click the “Register” button and fill out required columns and register thee account.

Keep in mind that you will not have an account prepared or connected to our practice before first providing an email to a member of staff. Be sure to also confirm you are on the correct site by clicking any of the “Check Appointment Status”, proper link may not be available on standard browser.

Medical History

Their are several different attributes made available on the patient portal that relate to a respective patients medical history with in our program. Details such as:

  • Patient Details
  • Care Provision
  • Allergies, Adverse Reactions and Alerts
  • Medications
  • Medications
  • Problems
  • Procedures
  • Results

To access your Medical History, Follow the following instructions below:

  1. login to your account
  2. click the “records tab” at the top right of the screen
  3. On the blue bar below tabs, click “chart summary”
  4. Enter in a desired Start and End date into their respective spaces
  5. click “view” and wait for your information to load.

Information provided here can be downloaded to a users device in either a PDF or XML format or be complied together to be sent to a specified email. Be sure to confirm you are sending the information to the correct email address to avoid sending information to an unintended source.

Consent Forms

If needed, a patient has the ability to login to their account via the patient portal and complete consent forms before ever coming into the building. This can be helpful for new patients looking to enroll themselves with in our program by allowing them to complete documentation that needs to be completed before treatment can commence. 

This space is available via the “Forms” tab at the top of the page after you log into the patient portal.

Upload Documentation

In this section of the patient portal, users are provided utilities to submit identification cards for ID’s and insurance. If your personal information has changed during involvement with our treatment practice, be sure to update us on the recent changes. This can be accomplished by either by supplying the documentation in person or by submitting the information on your patient portal.

Tele-med Assistance

Having trouble connecting to zoom for an appointment? here you will find additional assistance to help get your zoom meetings running smoothly!

Joining Meetings

Meeting IDs and passwords for appointments will be provided to patients from a member of staff and/or over the phone with after a scheduled appointment is made. Keep in mind patients are required to be seen in person at a physical facility between telemedicine. 

Sign in

To connect to a zoom room for an appointment you will need to enter the following information into your zoom application:

  1. Meeting ID: This information is provided to patients via a member of staff. 
  2. Screen Name: Enter in a screen name to allow the attending staff member to identify who is connecting to the room.

Upon clicking join, your device will attempt to connect to the respective zoom room that will be used to conduct a tele-med visit.

      3. Passcode: Meeting passcode will be provided by a member of staff.

If you do not already have all of the information associated with your tele-med visit, please reach out to a member of staff at (541) 790-2455 to receive additional instructions.

Audio & Video Issues

After a patient has successfully made it into their appointed zoom room, there are a few settings that may need to be adjusted before the your appointment is ready. once you have arrived into the zoom room proper, looking at the bottom of the screen you should a set of icons similar to the ones detailed in the picture below. The main points of intrest will be the “Join Audio” and “Start Video” options, these options are the biggest cause for issues attempting to use zoom.

Audio Issues
If you are experiencing issues with your audio when attempting to complete your visit, the most likely cause for the issue, as we have seen, comes from the wrong audio setting being selected. follow these instructions when attempting to correct your audio:
  1. at the bottom of the screen, tap or click the “Join Audio” option.
  2. in the list if setting, make sure that “WiFi Audio” is selected.
  3. The option will be configured properly once the “Join Audio” option is replaced with microphone titled “Mute”.

NOTE: When you join the meeting initially you will be prompted to choose and audio type, be sure to tap “WiFi” as your audio option.
NOTE: If your audio is not setup correctly, we cannot hear you and you wont be able to hear us.

Video Issues

If you find that your video feed is not available, it maybe due to having the video feature turned off as you enter the zoom room. You can choose to have the video feed active when you enter the group by selecting “Join With Video” or by tapping “start Video” once you are in your respective zoom room at the bottom of the screen.

Non-Profit Programs

Additionally, consider reaching out to local non-profit organizations and charities that provide support services to individuals experiencing homelessness. These organizations often offer a range of assistance, including shelter, food, counseling, job training, and transitional housing programs.

Remember that eligibility criteria, availability, and program specifics can vary depending on your location, so it’s important to research the resources available in your specific area.

Coming Soon!

We are working to provide more resources for local services and aid to our community, check back soon for updates!

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