Rural Health Care, Incorporated (RHCI) offers a sliding fee program, allowing patients to pay their fair share of the household’s medical care. The sliding fee is determined on household size and income. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, RHCI is required to report basic income information to the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Only aggregate data is reported; personal information is kept strictly confidential and is not reported to either BPHC or HRSA.
The continuation of the program depends upon each patient making reasonable efforts to pay their portion of visit charges. Discounts will be applied retroactively for a 30 day period prior to the date the application is received by RHCI, provided that the application is completed within 30 days of receipt. If the application is not completed within 30 days, but is completed within 60 days of receipt by RHCI, the discount will be applied as of the date the application was received by RHCI but no additional retroactive period will be granted. If any portion of the application remains incomplete 60 days after application is received by RHCI, the application is void and a new application will need to be completed if you still desire consideration for sliding fee discount.
RHCI does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, parity, marital status, political beliefs or ability to pay. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL