We Take Steps to Ensure You are Able to Afford the Quality Care You Deserve
Neighborhood Health Center accepts most health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. With insurance, the charges for your visit are based upon many factors, such as services provided, your insurance status, your insurance policy’s benefits, deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance fees. Please click here to view our current listing of participating insurances.
It is recommended that you review your health insurance information before your visit to ensure that you understand your specific policy benefits and provider network requirements. It is also important to know who you have chosen as your primary care physician and to update that if necessary prior to your appointment.
Uninsured or Underinsured
We will never turn a patient away based on their insurance status. If you do not have insurance or are underinsured (your insurance doesn’t cover everything you need it to), Neighborhood Health Center offers a Sliding Fee Discount program, which provides reduced rates for those who qualify. If you qualify, visit fees will be based on a sliding scale using income and household size.
At Neighborhood Health Center, dedicated staff are also available to those who are uninsured and interested in obtaining health insurance.
Sliding Fee Discount Program
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Neighborhood Health Center offers discounts based on income in accordance with the federal poverty guidelines and household size. Even if you have insurance and have concerns regarding payment and coverage, our Sliding Fee Discount program can help reduce your charges for medical and dental services based upon your household’s income. Our Sliding Fee program is accessible to all income-eligible insured, uninsured and underinsured patients and is part of our commitment to make sure you get the best care at a manageable cost.
You may apply for our Sliding Fee program in our office during your visit, or you can fill out the form ahead of your visit by downloading and printing one of the applications below:
Information on the required documents for proof of household income and residency can be accessed through the documentation checklist. Failure to provide sufficient proof will result in the return of your application and delay in approval. All payments and co-payments are to be paid at the time of service.
Our Sliding Fee program can also help patients concerned about paying for their prescriptions at our Neighborhood Health Center Blasdell and Mattina pharmacies. Please visit one of our pharmacists to learn more and to apply.
If you have insurance, please make sure you bring your insurance card with you to every appointment.
You must pay your copay at each visit.
Patients are responsible for paying any unpaid balances for services. This includes the sliding scale fee, co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and other services not covered by insurance.
Payment plans are offered if you are experiencing difficulty paying your account balance. Please contact our Billing Department at (716) 875-2904 ext. 2550 for more information.
We accept cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit cards where patients may pay for their care in the following ways: