CareArc offers discounted services to patients who are uninsured or have low income. The amount that a patient pays is based on the federal income levels. This sliding scale fee is applicable to all office visits, excluding immunizations. Each year the federal government sets a Federal Poverty Line (FPL) and new income levels that qualify patients for discounted care. The income levels are based on a patient’s gross income (how much money you make each year before taxes are taken out).
The Sliding Fee Scale Discount Program is available to all qualifying patients regardless of insurance status. CareArc will never deny healthcare based on the patient's inability to pay.
In order to qualify, you will need to meet the following requirements.
Once your documents have been reviewed, you will be notified of the discount you are eligible for based off of your income.
We accept the following documents as proof of income to qualify for the sliding fee discount:
The Sliding Fee Scale is a Federal program that allows CareArc to discount our normal charges for healthcare services at our locations. The Sliding Fee Scale Discount Program is available to all of our qualifying patients regardless of their insurance status. CareArc will never deny healthcare based on your inability to pay.
This program works in part, in accordance with the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Anyone is welcome to apply for the Sliding Fee Scale, regardless of your income or insurance status.
Your eligibility is determined by your household size and your annual gross income, in accordance with the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
We accept these documents for proof of income:
If the documentation you can provide is not on our list, you can contact our Patient Access Manager for assistance. Please call 620-342-4864.
Household members are all persons living in the same household that share income.
The sliding fee scale discount, if you qualify, will be effective the day of application submission.
The Sliding Fee Scale discount for those with Proof of Income is good for one year from the approval date. The Zero Income Sliding Fee Discount will expire 30-days after the approval date.
You must re-apply prior to the expiration date in order to continue being covered under the Sliding Fee Scale Program. If there is a lapse, patients may be responsible for the full amount of charges during that time period.
You must apply every year, or every 30-day, depending on your application type. You may re-apply if there is a change in your current household size or income.
Eligibility for the Sliding Fee Scale is based on your income and household size. If you choose not to provide CareArc with this information, you will be responsible for the total charges for services received.
The sliding fee scale applies only to those services provided directly by or controlled by CareArc. Services provided under referral are not covered by the CareArc sliding fee.
The charge for your visit depends on your income, household size, and the type of medical service you received.