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Self Pay

To Our Self Pay Patients: We’re here to help.

Saving on Medical Services

  • You will automatically receive a 20% discount because you do not have medical insurance.
  • If you are able to pay your bill at the time of service, you will receive an additional 15% discount.
  • That is a total of a 35% discount from our regular charges if you pay at the time of service.

Saving on Dental Services

  • Dental Self Pay is 20% discount if paid on date of service.

Payment Plans Available

Please reach out to Financial Services to set up a payment plan. Payment on your account can be automatically taken from your credit or debit card. If you need assistance, please call 802-468-2928 , ext. 2843.

If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

Vermont Health Connect is Vermont’s health insurance exchange that provides individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont with coverage plan options from two medical insurance companies and one dental insurance company.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Delta Dental

For details of the coverage check Vermont Health Connect. Your Community Health Patient Navigator can also review the plans with you.

Who can purchase insurance from Vermont Health Connect?

Those eligible to purchase insurance from Vermont Health Connect include Vermonters who:

  • Do not have health insurance
  • Have Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur
  • Can’t afford the coverage offered by their employers
  • Are small businesses in Vermont that provide coverage for their employees

A Patient Navigator can explain the different health plans and state financial support you qualify for, including tax credits and other financial assistance, to help pay for healthcare for you and your family (see Patient Navigators on this page in highlighted box).

Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur and low cost or free healthcare

Green Mountain Care provides low-cost or free healthcare coverage for Vermonters through Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur programs. Eligibility for these programs is based on household income and family size.

A Patient Navigator can assist you with applying for these programs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am covered by Medicaid, am I also eligible for the sliding fee discount program?

Yes. For services that are not covered in full or have patient responsibility, the sliding scale can be applied to the remaining balance.

Is there an enrollment period for Medicaid?

No. Enrollment is open year-round for VT Medicaid.

Is there an enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect?

Yes. The annual enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect runs from November 1st through January 15th each year. Check the Vermont Health Connect website for details.

Insurance Navigators

Regardless of your income or insurance status, Community Health serves all patients within our Community Health locations and provides you with assistance and information about medical, behavioral health, dental insurance, and payment options.

Community Health Insurance Navigators assist Community Health patients with understanding the healthcare insurance options available to them. The Navigators are certified by the State of Vermont and are accessible to all Community Health patients at all our locations, either by phone or in person.

Health Insurance and other options

If you don’t have health insurance, a Patient Navigator can help you with any of the following:

  • Filling out an application for Vermont’s state-sponsored program – Vermont Health Connect
  • Applying for eligibility for Vermont Medicaid
  • Applying for Community Health’s sliding fee discount program

Community Health patients with questions about Medicare insurance and Medicare supplemental programs can contact the Rutland County Council on Aging.

Applying for Medicaid

You will need to meet certain income requirements to be eligible for Medicaid coverage. To complete a Medicaid application, contact Financial Services for assistance. Financial Services will review with you the list of the documents you will need to provide for the application.

If you qualify for Vermont Medicaid coverage, the navigator will enroll you in your plan. If you are not eligible for Medicaid, the navigator will review the coverage options available. They can also refer you to Community Health’s sliding fee discount program.

Enrollment in Vermont Health Connect coverage can only be done during the open enrollment period. These are the other qualifying events that would allow you to enroll year-round:

  • Aging out of parental coverage or foster care
  • Birth or adoption
  • Change in income resulting in change in APTC/CSR eligibility (existing enrollees only)
    • APTC: advance premium tax credit
    • CSR: cost-sharing reduction
  • Change in legal status (citizenship, immigration eligibility, lawfully present)
  • Court-ordered coverage
  • Death of a dependent
  • Employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) is deemed unaffordable or inadequate
  • Hardship exemption approved or expires
  • Household member becomes pregnant (new enrollees only)
  • Loss of minimum essential coverage (MEC), employer-sponsored or public plan
  • Marriage/divorce/annulment
  • Moves permanently to the state
  • Native Americans (status allows enrollment anytime)
  • Release from incarceration

Making an appointment with an Insurance Navigator

A Patient Navigator will assist you with applications for health coverage and determining if you are eligible for one of the financial assistance programs.

Navigators review the plans available to you but will not make specific recommendations as to which plan you should choose.

To make an appointment with a Patient Navigator, call 802-468-2928, ext. 2843.