Compass Health Network’s sliding fee program is designed to reduce barriers to accessing health services by offering outpatient services at a discounted fee to those who qualify. Compass Health Network’s discount schedule of fees is based on household size and the poverty guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2) and with approval from the Compass Health Network Board of Directors.
The discount schedule is updated annually based on changes to the poverty guidelines. As mandated by federal rules governing Federally Qualified Health Centers, to qualify for the sliding fee program, patients must:
- Complete the Sliding Fee Scale Eligibility Application form (includes information on all household members)
- Provide the required proof of income for all household members
- Patients cannot receive the sliding fee discount until they have completed all of the required paperwork and have been enrolled by a Registration Specialist.
- For more information, please download our Sliding Fee Program brochure. Use the Eligibility Calculator to estimate your household income before referring to the Determination Chart as a guide to your payment. During Open Access visits, this chart will help determine your costs.