Equitas Health Affordable Care and Sliding Scale Discounts

We proudly accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most major private health insurance plans.

Health Insurance

Do you already have health insurance?

If you already have health insurance, please look at the lists below to see if we accept your plan.

If you don’t see your plan on these lists, please call your Equitas Health medical center. We may be able to accept your plan.

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
BCBS OH
Buckeye Health Plan
Caresource
Cigna
Humana
Humana Military
Medicaid OH
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare OH
Medigold
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan
OhioHealth
Optima Health
OSU Health Plan
Paramount Advantage
Premier Health
Tricare East Region
United Healthcare

If you don’t see your plan on these lists, please call your Equitas Health medical center. We may be able to accept your plan.

Aetna Behavioral Health
Cigna Behavioral Health
Cenpatico Behavioral Health/Buckeye
United Behavioral Health
Humana Behavioral Health
Medicaid
Optima Health
OSU Healthplan
OH BCBS/Anthem
Paramount Advantage
Medigold
Medical Mutual
Aetna Better Health
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan
Tricare East
Beacon Health Options
Medicare
Caresource
Benefits Administration Co

If you don’t see your plan on these lists, please call your Equitas Health medical center. We may be able to accept your plan.

Anthem BCBS Dental
Aetna
Caresource
Cigna Dental
Delta Dental
Dental Care Plus
Dentemax
Dentaquest
Envolve Dental
Guardian
Humana Dental
Medicaid
Medicare
Metlife
Molina (Skygen)
Liberty Dental
Superior Dental
United Healthcare Dental

 

The Sliding Fee Discount lowers the cost of Equitas Health’s medical, dental, pharmacy, and counseling services for people at lower income levels.

Sliding Fee Discount

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If you do not have insurance, or your insurance is not enough to make your healthcare affordable, the Sliding Fee Discount may be a good option for you. To see if you can get the Sliding Fee Discount, please fill out an application before your appointment.

English Sliding Fee Discount Application

Spanish Sliding Fee Discount Application

French Sliding Fee Discount Application

If you have questions while you’re filling out your form, please call your Equitas Health medical center and ask to speak with a financial counselor.

  • Cincinnati: (513) 815-4475
  • Columbus – King-Lincoln: (614) 340-6700
  • Columbus – Short North: (614) 340-6777
  • Dayton: (937) 853-3650

You can ask for a copy of the application at the front desk of any Equitas Health medical center, or use the link below to print a copy.

Printable Sliding Fee Discount Application

Arabic version

French version

Somali Version

Spanish Version

If you have questions while you’re filling out your form, please call your Equitas Health medical center and ask to speak with a financial counselor.

  • Cincinnati: (513) 815-4475
  • Columbus – King-Lincoln: (614) 340-6700
  • Columbus – Short North: (614) 340-6777
  • Dayton: (937) 853-3650

If I can get the Sliding Fee Discount, how much will I pay?

How much you might pay depends on federal poverty levels, your household earnings, and your household size. You will need to provide proof of yearly earnings for every member of your household in order to use the Sliding Fee Discount.

You need to provide proof of yearly income before taxes for each person in your household in order to get the Sliding Fee Discount.

Your household includes:

  • You
  • Legal children
  • Civil union partner or married spouse
  • Legal dependents

Your yearly household earnings include:

  • Income
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Disability or social security benefits
  • Investment income
  • Other sources of income that support the people in your household

When you submit your application, please provide one of the following for yourself and each person in your household who is currently working:

  • Paystubs that show your income for one month.

For example: If you are paid every two weeks, provide (2) paystubs. If you are paid every week, provide (4) paystubs.

  • A Letter of Employment signed by your employer

If you do not have either of the items above, please call one of your Equitas Health Medical Center and ask to speak with a financial counselor.

How do I prove other sources of income?

  • Unemployment | Unemployment payment summary page
  • SSI, disability, veteran’s payments, survivor benefits, pension | Award letter
  • Retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties | Bank statement or breakdown of deposits
  • Income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support | Bank statement or breakdown of deposits

What if I am self-employed?

If you are self-employed, you will need to provide a detailed report of your most recent (3) months of income and business expenses. We must have as much information as possible about your income to see if you can get the Sliding Fee Discount.

What if I have no paperwork or documents that prove my income?

If you have no paperwork or documents that can prove your income, you might be able to submit a Self-Declaration of Income (DOI). A DOI is a signed statement that tells us why you are not able to provide another form of proof.

You can only use a DOI in certain situations, such as:

  • You are unemployed.
  • You are experiencing homelessness.
  • You are undocumented.
  • You have untaxable income.
  • You get assistance from outside your household

You will be responsible for ALL of your charges until we have figured out what Sliding Fee Discount is right for you.

Below are the household size & income requirements.

Sliding Fee Scale Chart (English)
Sliding Fee Scale Chart (Spanish)

You will need your household size and total yearly earnings that you included on your Sliding Fee Discount Application to use the Sliding Fee Discount Calculator.

2023 Sliding Scale Calculator
2023 Sliding Scale Calculator (Spanish)

If you have any questions about how to use the Sliding Fee Discount Calculator, please call your Equitas Health medical center and ask to speak with a financial counselor.

If you are living with HIV, we can help you connect to care. And stay in care.

HIV Health & Housing Support

Our HIV Health & Housing Support services may help you:

Pay for your health insurance, medication coverage, food, transportation, and housing through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Our HIV health and housing advocates can help you find out if you are eligible for Ryan White support, get connected to services, and stay in care.

To learn more about HIV Health and Housing Support services, click here.

 

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Healthcare Coverage for PrEP

Let’s make this the last era of HIV with PrEP

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV. Most Ohioans can get PrEP for free through a state program called PAPI.

Equitas Health PrEP Health Navigators can help you get connected to PAPI, find a PrEP provider, and start protecting yourself from HIV transmission.

To learn more about PrEP, click here.

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