What is sliding scale?
A sliding scale is the method we use to offer discounts on healthcare based on a patient's household size and income.
What happens if I don't apply?
You will be asked to pay the full charges for the services provided if you choose not to apply.
How can I prove my income?
a) Payroll check that shows year to date income
b) Current pay stub from within the past 45 days
c)Current wage statements (written statement from employer)
d) Unemployment check stub from within the past 45 days e)Current bank statement that shows flow of money in/out of account
f) Current statement from Social Security office g)First page of current or previous year income tax forms
What if I don't bring proof of income?
You can provide self-attestations of income for up to three visits with ROADS Community Care clinic to be eligible fora sliding scale discount without proof of income. After 3 visits, if you do not provide additional proof of income, your visits will be billed at full fee.
Does the sliding scale change my insurance co-pay, deductible or co-insurance amount?
No, if your insurance company requires that you pay a certain amount as a co-pay, deductible, or coinsurance for your services, you may receive a greater discount by applying for the Sliding Fee Discount Program. You will be requested to pay either the discounted amount based on your sliding fee eligibility or what you would pay within your insurance coverage, whichever is less. Exceptions may apply, such as if your insurance prohibits discounting your share of cost.
What if this information changes?
If your income or household size changed, please inform the receptionist. You will be asked to fill out a new application and show proof of new income. Sliding scale rate is valid for 1 year with proof of income.