Patient Eligibility Guidelines
● Be actively working.● Live in Macon-Bibb or Twiggs County.● Be between the ages of 18–64.● Be uninsured (no Medicaid or Medicare, private or employer-provided health insurance, or VA benefits).● Provide a valid Social Security number.● Provide a current year tax return for you and your spouse.● You must earn no more than 200% of the 2023 federal income guidelines – at or below the amount indicated for your family size in the chart below:
*The work requirement is waived for individuals who meet all other criteria, have qualified for Social Security disability benefits, and are in the 24-month wait period for Medicare (individuals with Workers Comp and pending litigation cases such as for auto accidents are excluded).
Patients are screened for eligibility before receiving an appointment to see a physician. Screening appointments are available every week by calling 478-755-1110 x.121.
Please bring the following items to your screening:
● Picture ID● Social Security card● Letter from current employer● (Letter must state that you are actively employed and you do not participate in an insurance program with your employer.)● Most recent month’s payroll slips● Two pieces of mail addressed to you to confirm Macon-Bibb or Twiggs county residency● Current 1040 tax return(If self-employed, a Profit and Loss Statement and a Schedule C is required.)NOTE: if you do not have a copy of your current 1040 tax return, you can request a free tax return transcript at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript.
If you have a spouse, bring these additional documents:
Spouse’s current 1040 tax return, even if you file separatelySpouse’s most recent month’s payroll slips
● Patients must bring their medications to each Clinic visit; patients with diabetes must bring their home blood glucose monitor to each Clinic visit.● Patients may request prescription renewals during Clinic visits. Patients are responsible for knowing when refills are due.● Experience demonstrates that our most successful patients are those who are actively involved in their own healthcare.● Patients must provide 48 hours’ notice to cancel a Clinic appointment, or else it is considered a ‘no show’. ● Patients are re-screened for eligibility annually.● Macon Volunteer Clinic physicians and staff are not on call outside of its Clinic hours.● Macon Volunteer Clinic is not private health insurance.● Healthcare expenses for services provided at any facility other than Macon Volunteer Clinic are the patient’s financial responsibility.● There may be exceptions when Macon Volunteer Clinic makes the referral on the patient’s behalf, to a provider who participates with Macon Volunteer Clinic. Each patient will know in advance if this is the case.● In the event of a medical emergency, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or dial 911.
MVC physicians make best efforts to prescribe generic, low-cost medications for you to purchase at your local pharmacy. When possible, prescription medications are provided to our patients free of charge through our Patient Prescription Assistance Program (PPAP). If you require a prescription renewal, you must schedule an appointment at our Clinic. Please bring all of your medications with you for this appointment. If you require a refill of your medication(s) from the pharmacy, please notify MVC at least 48 hours before you run out of medication(s). If you require a refill of PPAP medication(s), please notify the Patient Assistance Coordinator at least two weeks before you run out of your medication(s). PPAP medications are ordered directly from pharmaceutical companies and may take up to two weeks to receive. MVC does not refill prescriptions on a walk-in basis.
● Primary medical care● Dental care● Eye exams● Cancer screenings● Prescription medications● Gynecology● Neurology● Dermatology● Orthopedics● Endocrinology● Acupuncture● Labs, x-rays and other diagnostics● Nutrition counseling● Mental health counseling