Union Community Care does charge fees for the healthcare services we provide, but there are many different ways of payment that keep our services affordable to patients. We care for patients with no insurance, commercial insurance, Medical Assistance, or Medicare. If you are not sure if your health insurance covers our services, please call 717-299-6371 and ask to connect with our Billing Department.
What is the Sliding Fee Discount Program?
The Sliding Fee Discount Program offers a discounted rate or fee for medical & preventive dental services at our centers. The Sliding Fee Discount Program is available to all uninsured and insured patients based on their household income and size.
We apply the discount to appointment costs, deductibles, coinsurance, and medication prescriptions through the 340B program. All other payments are due at your appointment time.
Patients in our Sliding Fee Discount Program who do not have health insurance will pay a rate for medical exams, dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings. All payments are due at your appointment time:
Sliding Scale A: $25.00
Sliding Scale B: $35.00
Sliding Scale C: $45.00
Sliding Scale D: $50.00
How do I apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program?
Patients will have to share their household size (including spouse and all dependents) and provide documentation of income for all household members.
You can apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program during registration at any appointment before completing the application at your next appointment. Tell a Patient Access Specialist that you would like to apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program today!
What counts as documentation of income?
- Federal 1040 Form (from income tax return), if applicable (from last year) or
- One month of current pay stubs (paystubs must be from within the last 3 months) or
- Unemployment stub (from current year) or
- Letter from employer on company letterhead (from current year) or
- Award or benefits letter. Example: SSI/SSDI benefits (from current year) or
- If you have none of the above, a letter of reference from a 501(c)(3) organization. Example: Church, United Way Organization, etc. (from current year)
- If you are unable to provide any of these forms of income documentation, please ask a Union Community Care staff member for help
How long does the Sliding Fee Discount last?
Patients will need to re-apply every year for the Sliding Fee Discount Program.
340B Program Savings
The 340B program requires Federally Qualified Health Centers, like ours, to invest all 340B savings into care & services that advance our mission to spark equity through patient-led healthcare that welcomes and strengthens our communities by integrating body, mind, and heart. After providing our patients with access to affordable medication, including through our Pharmacy Voucher Program, we use the remaining 340B savings to provide care management services and social support, including community health resources coordination and social services. Learn more here.
Good Faith Estimate
The Good Faith Estimate shows how much you might pay for healthcare items or services needed during your appointment. How much you might pay depends on the information known at the time the estimate was created. Learn more here.