About Bessie May Women's Family Health Center
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OUR CLINIC HOURS
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
How to Become a Patient
Entry into to Bessie Mae Womens & Family Health Center is achieved by completing a patient registration with a staff member or volunteer. In order to schedule a financial screening, please contact us at the number below.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED AND CALLING DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN APPOINTMENT.**
Patients must provide the following requirements for registration:
Proof of Income
Proof of Address
Social Security Card
Horizon NJ Health
University Health Plans
Other Private Insurance
Patients are accepted by appointment and walk-ins between the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday and Wednesday. Patients are encouraged to make appointments for medical services to avoid long waiting times.
We work to help patients lacking private transportation so that all of our services are accessible.
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Bessie May Women's Family Health Center 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