About Free Clinic Newton
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Free Clinic Hours (in general):
Monday Evenings: 6-8pm Mondays
Thursday Evenings: 6-8pm
Saturday Mornings (1st/3rd) 9a-11a:
NO CLINIC HOURS on Holidays.
The Clinic is staffed by physicians and nurses with a wide range of medical skills, managing urgent care problems and chronic care problems. Some examples of medical problems receiving treatment are: eye problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, rashes, injuries, joint problems and sprains, urinary problems and woman's health issues, infections, minor procedures, and other medical problems as able (developed as problems present).
Do I need an appointment? No, since the Free Clinic is for walk in patients, no appointments are taken.
Do I need to live in Sussex County to visit the Free Clinic? No, anyone can visit the Free Clinic regardless of where you live.
What qualifies me to visit the Free Clinic? 1) income at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is $44,000 annual income for a family of four. 2) No health insurance coverage (you should use your insurance elsewhere, saving precious Free Clinic resources for those patients without insurance).
If I have insurance, can I still visit the Free Clinic? Technically no, but some people have catastrophic coverage and high deductible policies (HDHP), which means that they would need to pay a lot before getting past their deductible. The Free Clinic understands this dilemma and will accept the patient for free care. Likewise, a person should not use the Free Clinic just to avoid making an insurance copayment ("copay") to their doctor.
Is there any cost for a doctor visit? No, the Free Clinic Newton is FREE to patients needing services, supported by community donations and staffed by volunteer citizens, nurses and doctors. A personal donation in appreciation is acceptable (there's a Donation Box on the desk), but not expected or required.
If I have Medicare, can I use the Free Clinic? Medicare is insurance, and so you should use your physicians in the community, saving precious Free Clinic resources for those patients without insurance. Some Medicare patients need an eyeglass prescription, which is a non-covered service, and can't afford the refraction at the eye doctor's office. So those Medicare patients will get a refraction and eye health screening exam (which is not a complete or comprehensive eye exam, which should be done at an eye doctor's private office).
If I have Medicaid, can I use the Free Clinic? Medicaid is insurance, so you should use your physicians in the community, saving precious Free Clinic resources for those patients without insurance. There is also the Neighborhood Health Clinic (on Spring Street across from Rite Aid) that sees Medicaid patients.
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Free Clinic Newton 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%.