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Patient Assistance

Patient Assistance Services

SCPCC Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff are committed to building better futures for our patients through the delivery of quality health care and education regardless of language, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical and mental capacity, age, religion, housing status, and the ability to pay.

Particular attention, however, is directed to reaching the low-income, uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid/Medicare, and vulnerable populations

Sliding Fee Discount.

South Central Primary Care Center is not a 'free clinic'.  Fees are necessary to provide services to all patients who need care.  Patients who have insurance coverage are to pay their required co-pays and deductibles for services.  All patients are expected to at least pay a nominal fee for services provided.

Uninsured or under-insured patients pay for services at South Central Primary Care Centers Clinics based on a graduated scale issued yearly by the government called the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The scale is based on income and number of family members in the household.  To qualify, a patient has to complete a Sliding Scale application, which includes documentation of proof of income, address, and picture ID.

Certain individuals with insurance coverage may qualify for fee discounts. Out-of-pocket costs – deductibles and co-payments – may be eligible for discounts after insurance is filed and payment information received. Those with insurance who may qualify are required to make application and provide documentation of household size and income.

Prescription Assistance Programs

On-site pharmacy services are not offered at our clinics.  When a SCPCC Provider prescribes or recommends a specific medication for the patient, the patient is given either a written prescription or an electronic prescription will be sent to the pharmacy on file in the patient’s electronic health record.

A program to assist persons in obtaining FREE or LOW-COST prescription medications is offered with the assistance of staff at Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla, GA. Eligibility, is based on income and the lack of insurance coverage.

South Central Primary Care Center is also in partnership with Walgreens for 340B Pharmaceuticals.

Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker Program

Under the guidance and regulation of the Georgia State Office of Rural Health and the Georgia Dept. of Community Health, the SCPCC Migrant/Seasonal Farm Worker program mission is to improve the health quality of Georgia’s migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families by providing cost-effective, culturally appropriate, preventive and primary healthcare services, and by arranging for other levels of healthcare through collaboration and advocacy.

As an FQHC, South Central Primary Care Center’s Migrant Farm Worker program successfully increases access to care promotes quality and cost-effective care, improves patient outcomes, and is uniquely positioned to spread the benefits of community-based and patient-centered care to our Migrant Farm Workers and their families.

SCPCC MSFW Program provides comprehensive services that address the major healthcare needs of the target population and ensure the availability and accessibility of essential primary and preventive health services, including as appropriate, oral health, mental/behavioral health, and substance abuse services.

  • Sliding Fee Scale based upon Federal Poverty Guidelines

  • Prescription Assistance Programs

  • Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker Program

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