Sliding Fee Discount

Help is here with the Sliding Fee Discount Program

What If I Don't Have Insurance?

The minimum fee for uninsured clients is $20.  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.

100% Discount????

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 $20 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.

  • Public Assistance.

  • Child Support.

  • Alimony.

  • Most Recent Years Income Tax Return

  • Financial Aid/Pell Grant Information if you are a student.

  • Verification from another social service agency such as DHR, Salvation Army, etc.

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 member of the Billing Staff at (205)247-3464.

What services can I expect to receive even though I get a discount?  Whatley's 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:

  • Family Medicine

  • Pediatric Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

  • Mental Health

  • Chiropractic

  • Dental

  • Pre-natal Care

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Nutrition & Counseling

  • Patient Education

  • Transportation

  • Medicaid Eligibility

  • WIC

  • Patient Assistant Program

Whatley can give you more than quality healthcare.  We can also save you money.  Every WHSI employee is dedicated to helping you.

2009 FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL
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Whatley Health Services, Inc.
Income Range of Discounts
Based on 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines
% of Poverty
200%
Family Size / Income
Below
1
$21,660
2
$29,140
3
$36,620
4
$44,100
5
$51,580
6
$59,060
7
$66,540
8
$74,020
9
$81,500
10
$88,980