J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Inc.

FAQ

There are Navigators and Certified Application Counselors who are available to assist you.  An appointment can be scheduled through the Outreach and Enrollment Assistance Line at 912-721-6726.  Navigators and Certified Application Counselors are available during the week.

Yes it is. This is to notify you that under Federal law relating to the operation of free clinics, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), (See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(b), 2401(b), 2671-80) provides the exclusive remedy for damage from personal injury, including death, resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions by any free clinic volunteer health care practitioner, board member, officer, employee, or independent contractor who the Department of Health and Human Services has deemed to be an employee of the Public Health Service.  This FTCA medical malpractice coverage applies to deemed free clinic volunteer health care practitioners, board member, officer, employee, or independent contractor who have provided a required or authorized service under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (i.e., Medicaid Program) at a free clinic site or through offsite programs or events carried out by the free clinic (See 42 U.S.C. § 233(a), (o)).

 The above Federal law and other State and Federal laws including the Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 may cover certain free clinic health care professionals providing health care services to patients at this free clinic.

You will need:

  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Birth dates
  • Pay stubs, W-2 forms, or “Wage and Tax Statements”
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance
  • Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your jobs.

Most definitely!  The Navigators and Certified Application Counselors are available to assist all community members (patients or non-patients) with enrollment into the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Please call the Outreach and Enrollment
Assistance Line for questions or concerns.

You can enroll and explore alternative health insurance options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

We have an on-site computer lab that is available for enrollment with Navigators and Certified Application Counselors to help you complete an on-line application.

If you run a small business, you can go to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace to find out about providing coverage for your employees.  Navigators and Certified Application Counselors can assist you with enrollment.

A scale used to determine what a patient pays for services based upon patient's annual income and family size according to the most recent U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Please bring picture ID, proof of address, and proof of income.

Yes. 10:30-3:30 Monday-Thursday. Friday 10:30-12. Except lunch hour.

Co-pays are based on sliding fee scale. You must provide a WG15 from the Georgia Department of Labor to verify your income. Based of the information provided on the WG15 your copay can be as low as $10.

Any client who meets the guidelines as set forth by the (DHHS) Department Health and Human Services has a co pay due  equal to there annual/monthly income as provided on the initial appointment and is updated every six months.

The drug companies provide the consumer, prescription medications.  The proper paperwork must be filled out to receive medication at no cost to you.

Medbank is the community resource for that patient assistance programs and we have a representative onsite to complete and process paperwork for you.

It usually takes 4-6 weeks however if you have not submitted all needed paper work then the application cannot be sent out until that information is received.  

All paperwork needed for applying for MedBank services includes:

  • Completed and Signed application
  • Proof of Income (tax form, letter from doctor, 4506-T form if taxes were not filed for the year, etc)
  • Prescription from Doctor at JC Lewis

We only cover long term medications such as insulin, pressure meds, etc.

Medications can be picked up 24hrs after being ordered.

 Monday -Thursday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.  Friday 9:00 am-11:00 am.

Yes; unless you come in as a walk-in and that provider is booked. You will see will see another provider for that day. Your follow up appointment will be scheduled with the original provider.