What If I Don’t Have Insurance?
The minimum fee for uninsured clients is $16. this amount is due and payable at each clinic visit. The remaining balance is determined by whether or not the client qualifies for a sliding fee scale discount. This discount is based on verification of an individual’s income and household size. Community health Centers are not free clinics and are actually required to charge a minimum fee when services are not covered by an insurance plan and to collect monies due for services rendered to its clients.
Patients can receive up to a 100% sliding fee scale discount on services if they are eligible for that level of discount. An individual in this pay category would only be responsible for the $16 minimum fee.
What is Verification of Income?
The following forms of income verification are accepted:
- Recent paycheck stub or statement from employer.
- Copy of bank statement verifying direct deposit or printout of benefits from the Social Security Administration.
- Unemployment Compensation.
- Child Support.
- Most Recent Years Income Tax Return
- Food Stamp letter
Will I Receive a Bill?
Yes, you will periodically receive a statement for the balance of charges beyond what was paid at the time of service. You may call our Billing Department if you have questions about your statement.
So, who do I call to receive this discount?
Please call any of the numbers listed under locations and they will be able to assist you.
What services can I expect to receive even though I get a discount?
Our providers, staff, administration and Board of Directors are committed to providing you with the best health care possible. We accomplish this by providing good quality care and resources in the areas of:
- Nutrition & Counseling
- Patient Education
- Medicaid Eligibility
- Patient Assistant Program
- General Primary Medical Care
- Family Planning
- Gynecological Care
- Diagnostic Lab
- DOT Physicals
- Most General Physicals
2017 FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL
|2017 POVERTY GUIDELINES|
|Persons in family/household||Poverty guideline|
|For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.|