Fees & Eligibility

Fees & Information
The Health Department provides medical services on a sliding-fee scale, based upon household income. Free estimates of charges are available by calling the department. Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance are accepted. It is the policy of the Sampson County Health Department to use a fee determination and collection process to help ensure services can be provided at a reasonable cost for all those seeking services through the Sampson County Health Department. Sampson County Health Department provides services without regard to religion, race, national origin, creed, sex, parity, marital status, age or contraceptive preference. All clients will be asked for proof of identification during the registration process.  Sampson County Health Department accepts:  birth certificates; social security cards; driver’s license; or other identification cards such as work, school, military identification cards; passports; visas or green cards.

Financial Eligibility Guidelines
All clients are required to provide proof of income, insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare cards at the beginning of the visit if they have coverage.  Co-pays will be collected at the time of the financial eligibility screening prior to the client receiving services.

Proof of income must be provided for all services with the exception of Communicable Disease, STD and TB programs. Proof of income consists of:  a recent paycheck stub, letter from employer, or tax return/W-2. No client will be refused services when presenting for care due to failure to provide proof of income; however, the client will be billed at 100% of the total cost of the services unless proof of income and family size is provided to the agency within 30 days of the visit.  Once proof of income is provided, the sliding fee scale will be applied to the charges for the visit.