Support Groups provide resources, information and a sympathetic ear to those who have been affected by lupus in a caring and supportive environment.
We are proud that in August 2013, the Indiana Chapter expanded its offering of support groups, "Living with Lupus", to include nine new communities. Learn more about meeting dates, times and locations or call 800.948.8806. Meeting details can also be located on our Events page.
LFA Patient Education Fact Sheets
Download Patient Education Fact Sheets provided by the LFA.
Allsup: www.allsup.com (Social Security Disability Representation Expert)
Could I Have Lupus?: www.couldihavelupus.gov (Government-created site that provides information on helping understand lupus, lupus symptoms and resources for living with lupus.)
Health Insurance Marketplace: www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/index.html (The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to get coverage that meets patient needs. Get information on the Affordable Health Care Act.) Please visit the Health Insurance Marketplace section on the national LFA site for valuable information and resources.
Indiana Department of Insurance: www.in.gov/idoi/2570.htm (In addition to providing general insurance information, the site includes information on the High Risk Pool. The Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association may be an option for those who have been denied coverage through an individual health insurance company. )
Indiana Healthcare Toolbox: http://www.indianahealthcaretoolbox.org/home (Helps schools, nonprofit groups and community organizations connect uninsured families to Indiana’s public health insurance programs. The toolbox provides families and professionals information on what programs are available and who is eligible, while giving professionals the tools they need to locate and direct those families on where to apply for coverage.)
Lupus Check: http://www.lupuscheck.com/index.html (Website and patient tools offered by GlaxoSmithKline; designed to encourage an open and honest discussion between physicians and lupus patients.)
NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases): www.niams.nih.gov (NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.)
Patient Advocate Foundation: http://www.patientadvocate.org/ (Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.)
Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm (Social Security pays disability benefits to patients and certain members of their family if they have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented them from working or is expected to prevent them from working for at least 12 months or end in death.
Looking for a Medical Professional?
View our Physician Referral List of Rheumatologist located in Indiana.
This list is for informational purposes only. The LFA, Indiana Chapter cannot either verify or make any guarantees regarding the physicians listed.