BCHC’s Medical & Preventative Care Affordability Program is a sliding fee scale program for people who are uninsured or underinsured.  The sliding fee scale is based on your family size and income. This allows you and your family to pay a reduced fee (typically $15 per visit or procedure) for covered medical services at BCHC locations.  In order to qualify for our sliding fee scale, you will need to complete a Sliding Fee Application and provide proof of income.  

Eligibility is extended to all patients, regardless of other medical coverage, with the exception of NC Medicaid. (Patients with Medicaid coverage for Part B Medicare premiums may be screened for sliding fee). 

Patients can be insured and still qualify for sliding fee. Oftentimes we have patients with limited financial means who have Medicare or private insurance, but these individuals face barriers to paying co-payments, co-insurance, etc. Any insured patient who is having a hard time paying for medical services will be screened for sliding fee. If the insured patient’s household income is 200% and below the federal poverty level, he or she qualifies for sliding fee.

To apply for our Affordability Program, please call or come by one of our locations in Bakersville or Spruce Pine.