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John C. Gridley Health Center - Chemung County Health Dept
Address: 103 Washington St
Elmira, NY - 14901
Phone:  (607) 737-2028

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. John C. Gridley Health Center - Chemung County Health Dept 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.

About John C. Gridley Health Center - Chemung County Health Dept
Sliding Scale

Our Mission is to:
    Promote and respond to our community's health needs,
    Demonstrate teamwork through open communication, support, respect and accountability and
    Provide efficient, courteous, professional service fairly and consistently.

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The Cancer Services Program of Chemung & Schuyler Counties provides:
    FREE breast, cervical & colorectal cancer screenings to people who do not have health insurance. 
    The program also provides free diagnostic testing when there is an abnormal screening result.
    Additionally uninsured individuals who are in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer may be eligible for coverage for treatment through the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program. 
Call 607-737-2028 for  more information or to find out if you are eligible for any of these services.
Screening Services Available to those with little or no insurance:
    Breast Cancer Screening (mammograms and clinical breast exams):
        Women age 40 & over
        Women who are younger than 40 and at high risk
                for breast cancer
      Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap tests and pelvic exams):
          Women age 40 and over
    Colorectal Cancer Screening (FIT kits - done at home):
           Men & women age 50 and over who are at average risk for
               colorectal cancer
    Colorectal Cancer Screening (Colonoscopies):
           Men & women who are at increased risk for colorectal

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the John C. Gridley Health Center - Chemung County Health Dept 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
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

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 legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. 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 (Coronavirus) 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, 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

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