Human Services

Flagler County Human Services provides a number of indigent healthcare services including medical assistance for low-income and uninsured residents, prescription assistance, emergency dental care, a wheelchair/walker loan program, and assistance with Social Security disability applications. It also provides emergency assistance for help with rent or utilities, and it provides financial support to the Flagler Resource Center – a local food pantry that is operated in a county facility by Church Women United. State-mandated services such as the Health Care Responsibility Act, Medicaid Nursing Home, Medicaid Hospitalization, Healthy Kids Program, and indigent cremation and burial also fall under Human Services.

Indigent Health Care
Flagler County Human Services provides the following indigent health care services:
  • Medical assistance can be arranged for low-income, uninsured residents of Flagler County that meet eligibility criteria
  • Prescription assistance
  • Emergency dental care
  • Wheelchair / walker loan program
  • Assistance completing Social Security disability applications
Emergency Assistance
When funds are available, Flagler County Human Services provides the following emergency assistance services:
  • Assistance with past due rent or utilities can be provided two times per household, per 12 month period (no deposits)
  • Assistance can be provided toward a first month’s rent payment in certain situations
  • Emergency food funds are provided to support the Flagler Resource Center, a local food pantry that is operated by Church Women United in a county facility.
State-Mandated Services
  • Health Care Responsibility Act* (HCRA) - This reimburses participating out-of-county hospitals at the Medicaid per diem rate for care provided to indigent, uninsured Flagler residents. The county financial obligation is set by the state at $4 per capita.
  • Medicaid Nursing Home* - This reimburses the state for the county portion of Medicaid costs for Flagler residents that reside in nursing homes, regardless of the location of the facility. The county obligation is set by the state at $55 per month per individual.
  • Medicaid Hospitalization* - This reimburses the state for the county portion of costs for hospitalization of Medicaid-eligible Flagler residents.
  • Healthy Kids Program (Florida Kidcare) - County government provides one half of the required local match to provide low-cost health insurance to school-aged children in Flagler
  • Indigent Cremation / Burial - According to statute, each county is responsible for costs associated with the disposal of unclaimed or indigent deceased individuals.
*The State Agency for Health Care Administration establishes regulations governing the expenditure of these funds.
 
Monday through Friday • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1000 Belle Terre Boulevard, Palm Coast, FL 32164
Phone: 386-586-2324 • Fax: 386-437-7461