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OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Address: 5100 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH - 43228
Phone:  (614) 544-1000



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. 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 OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Sliding Scale

Doctors Hospital Patient Financial Services: (614) 544.2473

Resources to Help Pay Your Healthcare Costs

Charity care and medical financial assistance is offered to patients with limited or no resources and inadequate medical insurance coverage. Eligibility is determined by family income. Patients are encouraged to apply for other financial assistance available to pay hospital charges (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance) before being discharged. Our not-for-profit hospitals provide high quality care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

OhioHealth's Charity Care Policy

OhioHealth’s charity care policy includes:


Substantial charity care guidelines that provide free care for individuals and families who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level

Sliding scale fees to provide substantially discounted care for individuals and families who are between 200 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level

Hardship policy for those patients who would not otherwise qualify for charity care but have unique circumstances

In many cases, OhioHealth offers interest-free loans for up to one year to assist patients. In addition. OhioHealth has an uninsured discount policy for individuals without insurance who do not qualify for charity care.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the OhioHealth Doctors Hospital 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
Confusion
Trouble staying awake
Blue lips or face

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      Foot issues

  • If you have used a free clinic or sliding fee scale clinic how did you qualify?

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      Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018

      my university; currently on leave of absence and w/o insurance; treatment has been at the public health department of DC

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      Posted Friday, November 30, 2018

      Ohio State University James Center

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      Posted Monday, September 23, 2019

      Yes and it was applied at discounted rates

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      Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020

      Showing a paystub and having the appropriate yearly income to receive the aid

  • Do you have health insurance? Do you have a high deductible?

  • If you have any other information you would like us to know, please enter it here.

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      Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018

      recently moved from DC back to Ohio. Won't have health insurance until school begins in July 2018. 2nd time this season I've had bronchitis for >3 week period. Coughed up blood for a week. Sputum beginning to taste foul. Getting very concerned.

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      Posted Monday, September 23, 2019

      I work for a very small company that cannot afford to provide insurance options and I make a little too much to get Medicare

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