Obtaining Access to Vital Health Care Services
Many Alaskans are overwhelmed when confronting some of the nation’s highest health care costs and cannot make ends meet. ALSC provides advice and assistance to help clients obtain access to a variety of services. Legal interventions can help gain access to: Medicaid and Medicare; home or community based care; Denali KidCare; and children’s insurance programs.
In addition to the services listed above, ALSC has partnered with AmeriCorps and tribal healthcare facilities across the state to create a network of Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP). MLPs unite the medical community and legal community under a common mission. Together, they can address and prevent harmful social conditions for patients and for communities. Healthcare providers refer patients with civil legal problems to the MLP attorney located within the healthcare facility, who can assist eligible patients free of charge.
Operating MLPs include:
More information about the Alaska MLP Network and the Partnering in Native Health Project is available on our MLP page.