About Amherst Survival Center Free Health Clinic
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The Amherst Survival Center connects residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness, and community, primarily through volunteer efforts.
All are welcome.
The Free Walk-in (no appointment needed) Health Clinic:
Offers access to medical care without an appointment to anyone who needs it,
Provides timely medical care to patients,
Offers patients support and encouragement to access primary care physicians to ensure continuity of care in a ˜medical home',
Offers access and referral to basic dental services (for example: cleanings, oral exams) to protect oral health,
Makes referrals to other health care clinicians and health and human service providers,
Facilitates patients' enrollment in public health insurance,
Increases patient's access to information on health issues, and
Builds patient's awareness on the connections between food and health.
Depending on funding, the Free Health Clinic can also help clinic patients pay for prescription medications, medical tests, co-pays, medical appointments, and health-related transportation.
Mondays 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Amherst Survival Center Free Health Clinic website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021
|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