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If someone suspects they need non-emergency medical care but they have little money, what can they do?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Free clinic or CHC
If you live near a larger city or university town, they may have a free clinic.
There are also federally-funded community health centers which see low-income and uninsured patients at a discounted rate. Some docs in private practice may be willing to see you at a discount - ask around. Try calling your local county health department to find out what resources exist in your community.

In brief: Free clinic or CHC
If you live near a larger city or university town, they may have a free clinic.
There are also federally-funded community health centers which see low-income and uninsured patients at a discounted rate. Some docs in private practice may be willing to see you at a discount - ask around. Try calling your local county health department to find out what resources exist in your community.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Joan Gelin
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Sliding scale
Difficult situation.
In general an urgent care center would be the choice for non-emergent conditions. Try calling the center and see if they do "sliding scale payments." Depending upon how much you have / money you make there would be a reduced fee. Good luck in your search.

In brief: Sliding scale
Difficult situation.
In general an urgent care center would be the choice for non-emergent conditions. Try calling the center and see if they do "sliding scale payments." Depending upon how much you have / money you make there would be a reduced fee. Good luck in your search.
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