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What if I don't have insurance?

All of the clinics that 504HealthNet works with have a sliding scale options for payment based on income and ability to pay, so you can get quality health care while you're uninsured. You can get primary care, dental, vision, behavioral health services and so much more at these clinics... no need to wait for urgent care or the ER.

What is a sliding scale?

All of the clinics that 504HealthNet works with offer a sliding scale free for people who don't have insurance. The amount you pay will depend on your income and household size. All of the clinics also offer payment plans.

How much will it cost?

What you pay may depend on what you make, for instance, a wellness check might cost between $0 and $130‐ your clinic can help you figure out how much it will cost.

Can I pay later?

Absolutely! All clinics have payment plans available. Just be sure to ask. Your clinic will work with you to make sure you get quality health care no matter what.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is an insurance program for anyone who makes under 138% of the poverty level. Medicaid is free (there is no monthly premium) and Medicaid covers the cost of almost all medical service you might need.

See the chart below to figure out if you are eligible for Medicaid. This can be confusing - call Mandi if you have any questions.

How can I sign up for Medicaid?

All of the clinics that 504HealthNet works with can help you to find out if you are eligible for Medicaid. They can also help you sign up at the clinic.

You can also sign up online: Sign up or get more info from the Louisiana Department of Health.

What is Medicare?

Sometimes confused with Medicaid, Medicare is for people over 65, or people with disabilities. It is possible to have both Medicaid and Medicare‐ talk to your local clinic to determine if you qualify.

Need in-person assistance? Call Mandi! Her number is (504) 507-9112. She will help you out!

If this is an emergency, please call 911.