Core Health and Wellness Centers Reduced or Discounted Fee Policy
It is the policy of Core Health and Wellness Centers to provide essential primary care medical services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Discounts are offered based upon family/household size and annual income. A sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount once an application for discounted fees is received and approved. This sliding fee schedule is updated annually using the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Once approved, the discount will be honored for three months, after which the patient must reapply.
Discount Application Process
A completed application including required documentation of the home address, household income, and insurance coverage must be on file and approved by the business office before a discount will be granted. If the applicant appears to be eligible for Medicaid (or any other form of insurance through their workplace or other source), a written denial of coverage by Medicaid (or the other source) is also required.
Adolescents over the age of 14 seeking confidential care are exempt from the application process, and services are provided at the nominal rate.
Medical: The discount applies to all in-office and off-site services supplied by Core Health and Wellness Center providers (while in service to Core Health and Wellness Center).
Pharmacy: Samples are provided, when available, without charge.
Lab & Xray: The discount is applied to in-office laboratory and x-ray services. Reference laboratory tests and consulting radiology tests/interpretations are excluded.
Massage and all nonmedical services are excluded.
To request an application for reduced fees please call our office at 202-610-6106 or 202-574-6618