ACCESS Florida Program - Public Benefits
Childcare Assistance, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Help with Utilities, Information Resources, Rental Assistance.
Visit the website to learn about eligibility for food, cash, and medical assistance.
Ways to Apply
You can complete an application for Retirement, Spouse's, Medicare or DisabilityBenefits online.
If you do not wish to use the online application, or the application for the benefit you want is not available online, you can:
- Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778); or
- Visit your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to apply.
United Way 211
Collier 211 is a free 24-hour non-emergency human services helpline available to those in need in Collier County by dialing 211 or (888) 369-7688. The 211 service is for referral to health and social services that provide food, housing, medical, child care services and more!
Neighborhood Health Clinic
The Neighborhood Health Clinic is a non-profit health care facility that delivers quality medical and dental care to low-income, working, but uninsured Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff and private philanthropy.
Collier County Department of Health
As a county health department within the Florida Department of Health, the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is a dynamic department that provides public health programs and services focused on preventing communicable, infectious, and chronic diseases as we work to promote and protect the health of our community. Essential public health services are provided at three sites; the main office is located in the government complex in Naples, a satellite office is located in Immokalee, and a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office is located in Golden Gate City.
Healthcare Network of SWFL
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (Healthcare Network) is a private not-for-profit organization providing primary medical and dental care to our community since 1977. Healthcare Network welcomes all patients—insured or uninsured—and provides the same high quality standard of care to all. We believe that if more people have access to care, we all benefit from a healthier community.
Panira Healthcare Clinic
PANIRA Healthcare Clinic’s Mission is to provide quality medical care and equal access to anyone in the community regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, income, education, geographic location, disability, or sexual orientation in a manner that is comprehensive, current and culturally competent.
Medical & Dental Services
The Friendship Centers is a national pioneer in the delivery of health care to adults aged 50 and over. In Sarasota, Collier and Lee Counties, we are saving lives by providing medical and dental care to older adults who are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial eligibility criteria. Many of our patients come to us in crisis, having neglected their health due to ongoing financial constraints. We offer a lifeline with primary and specialty care, dental care and referrals for specialized services through a network of health care partners.
PLAN of Collier County - Phone: 239.776.3016
PLAN is a referral network program of 250 volunteer physicians, community clinics, hospitals and other affiliated health care providers who help to provide a safety net of access to quality healthcare for qualified low-income and uninsured adult residents of Collier County in Florida.
21st Century C.A.R.E.
A foundation dedicated to cancer patients. Upon physician's referral, provides financial assistance incidental expenses related to cancer treatments. A weekly cancer suppor...
Assistance programs are offered by many gas, electric, water, and phone companies. If you feel you may have difficulty paying your monthly bills, contact the company before your balance becomes too large. Companies are more amenable to working out a payment plan with those willing to work with them.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Helps assist low-income families with home heating and cooling costs. To inquire about assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, locate the county in which you live and contact the local agency at the telephone number listed. Applications are only available by contacting the local providers listed below.
Collier - LIHEAP
Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.: 1-800-330-3491
Lee - LIHEAP
County Department of Human Services: (239) 533-7900
Beacon of Hope: (239)283-5123 Leon Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc.: (850) 222-2043
American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
Offers programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need.
Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies 1-800-634-7346
Agencies provide help for medical equipment, supplies, prescriptions and transportation to medical care.
Cancer Care 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
Offers a variety of financial assistance programs, call for eligibility requirements.
Cancer Resource Network – CancerResourceNetwork.org
Community resources to help individuals find services that will aid them in their personal cancer journey.
• Legal Assistance
• Advocacy Programs
• Assistance with Costs Related to Daily Living Expenses, Treatment, Medication, Wigs
• Education and more!
Catholic Charities, USA 1-703-549-1390
Some local offices have limited funding available to provide emergency financial assistance.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Help with food, provide clothing and furniture, and helps prevent homelessness by assisting with rent, utility bills, provide transportation, and support in many other ways.