Depending on what type of care you’re looking for, there are a lot of treatments you can get for free. Here’s how to save money on health care, today!

Free health services in every community

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If you can’t afford a health plan and don’t qualify for coverage (either through Medicaid or otherwise), you can still get low-cost healthcare at a nearby community health center. Try the government’s Health Resources and Services Administration’s site. How much you’ll be asked to pay will depend on your income. Health services provided by community health centers include prenatal care, child vaccinations, general primary care, and referrals for specialized care. This is exactly how much healthcare costs in every state.

Free blood pressure screenings

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Based on American Heart Association estimates, nearly half of our country (46 percent of American adults) suffers from high blood pressure. Luckily, you can get blood pressure screenings free of charge at many pharmacies around the country—and we’re not talking about those free-standing machines where you do it yourself and hope for the best. You’ll be screened by an actual person who’s qualified to read your blood pressure and explain the results.

Free skin cancer screenings

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According to the American Cancer Society, about 91,000 people were diagnosed with some form of melanoma in 2018. Because early detection saves lives, the American Academy of Dermatology offers free skin cancer screenings at locations around the country as part of its “SPOTme” program. In addition, please be sure to examine your own skin on a regular basis. If you see anything, you can make an appointment at one of the participating SPOTme centers. Here are the warning signs you need to watch out for.