About MedLink Colbert Family Medicine & Pediatrics
This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model.This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income.You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.This is a health care center funded by the federal government.This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income.This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable.Contact them at the number provided for full details.MedLink Colbert Family Medicine & Pediatrics is a Community Health Center.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.
Medlink Georgia is a Federally Qualified Health Center, and therefore offers eligible patients discounts on their services. This assistance is only available to those who qualify and provide the required documentation of household size and income. Sliding fees cannot be calculated without acceptable proof of income. If you would like more information please call us.
MedLink Georgia is not a "free clinic." Fees are necessary to provide services to all patients who need care. Federal law and regulations require that we charge fees so that the cost of delivering services is equal to that amount charged to patients. All patients are expected to pay at least a nominal fee for care provided.
Patients with insurance pay as they would at any other medical office. Uninsured or under insured (patients with high out-of-pocket expenses) pay for care at MedLink's centers based on a graduated scale determined according to household size and income. An application must be completed and documentation of income and household size provided in order to qualify for discounts. Failure to bring documentation or insurance information will make it necessary to charge full fees for services provided.
The fee discount opportunity is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines which are usually changed each year. Certain individuals with insurance coverage may qualify for fee discounts. Out-of-pocket costs - deductibles and co-payments - may be eligible for discounts after insurance is filed and payment information received. Those with insurance who may qualify are required to make application and provide documentation of household size and income.
All patients discounts are calculated using criteria based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Annual documentation is required since these guidelines are updated annually. IF YOUR SITUATION CHANGES DURING THE YEAR (JOB LOSS, NEW JOB, FAMILY SIZE, ETC.) YOU SHOULD PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION SO THAT YOUR DISCOUNT CAN BE ADJUSTED.
Monday 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 7:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 7:00
Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Family Health Services
Family Planning & Birth Control
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the MedLink Colbert Family Medicine & Pediatrics website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2022
|Persons In Family Household||Poverty Guideline Salary per year|
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
COVID-19 Information for Patients
Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
- Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
- Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
- Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems
Mild Covid Symptoms
- Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Mild, dry cough
- Mild body aches
Moderate Covid Symptoms
- Fever above 100.4 F
- Persistent cough
- Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
- Exhaustion, need to stay in bed
Severe Covid Symptoms
- Constant trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Trouble staying awake
- Blue lips or face
Health Care Center
This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment,pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental andsubstance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details.
MedLink Colbert Family Medicine & Pediatrics is a Community Health Center.