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Sliding Fee Program

Sliding Fee Discount Program

What does the sliding fee scale mean for you?

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Upstate Family Health Center accepts all Medicare and Medicaid insurance plans, as well as most major insurances. The Sliding Fee Discount is in place to meet the needs of the uninsured or underinsured, providing reduced costs on most services for those who qualify. No one will be denied access to services at Upstate Family Health Center, as services are offered regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Sliding Fee Scale Program

We offer the Sliding Fee Discount to all income-eligible uninsured or underinsured patients, based on annual household income, for most services. Income guidelines and acceptable verification for the Sliding Fee Discount are listed below 

How do I qualify?

To qualify for the Sliding Fee Discount, you MUST show proof of gross annual income for all immediate family members living in your household. Gross income is ALL income from ALL sources before taxes. Applicants should provide a copy of any of the accepted income verification materials listed below.

Acceptable Income Verification

  •  Recent Federal Tax Return 

  •  IRS Form W-2 or 1099 

  •  Two (2) Current Pay Stubs 

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Notice to Patients:

Upstate Family Health Center serves all patients regardless of income or insurance status.

Discounts for essential services provided by Upstate Family Health Center are offered on a sliding fee scale basis adjusted for family size and income. 

Front desk personnel can assist you in applying, or you may apply directly by calling the clinic and asking for the patient outreach coordinator.

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