Prospective patients are pre-screened by clinic administrative volunteers. If the guidelines for eligibility are met the next phase required the prospective patient to bring identification and consecutive paystubs for the last 30 day period (4/2 paystubs) or their most recent tax form (if filed) to the Neighborhood Health Clinic. An in-take counselor then assesses the financial information.
Patients must be:
- 19 to 64 years of age
- A Collier County resident for the past 30 days
- Employed and provide 30 days documentation of work for a minimum of 80 hours a month. A patient’s total family income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Level
- Patients cannot have access to health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Disability Insurance, worker’s Compensation or Unemployment Benefits.
For more information please contact the Neighborhood Health Clinic at 239.261.6600.
Click here for patient application.
FINAL DETERMINATION FOR A PATIENT TO QUALIFY AT OUR FACILITY IS BY THE GOVERNANCE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ELIGIBILITY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES.
$30 contribution for initial visit
$20 contribution for subsequent visits
For a contribution eligible patients will receive:
- Medical assessments
- Referrals to specialists
- Limited laboratory testing
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications (non-narcotic)
On-site specialty clinics:
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Dental (see below for eligibility requirements)
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
Our colon cancer screening program is made possible through the generosity of:
- Radiology Studies
- Surgery when indicated
- Medical specialist referrals when ordered
Thank you to all our healthcare partners who make these services possible.
DENTAL PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
The Neighborhood Health Clinic’s protocol for referral to our dental program is primarily for treatment of pain and/or acute infection. If the attending physician determines that patient’s medical condition is being exacerbated due to dental disease, then the patient is enrolled in the Clinic’s dental services.
Patients must be an established, compliant, medical patient for the last 3 months and:
Be experiencing pain and /or dental infection OR Have a dental problem that negatively affects their medical condition, i.e. diabetes
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Diabetes Management
- Breast Health
- Quit Smoking Now
Our Breast Health program is made possible by a grant from:
- Make a contribution – Each patient is asked to contribute $30 for the first visit and $20 for subsequent visits. These contributions are vital to the operation of the Clinic. Please make your contribution a priority in your budget.
- Schedule a visit – Patients are encouraged to call ahead to schedule a visit.
- Keep scheduled visit – Or call to cancel. Any cancellation less than 2 hours before the scheduled visit will be considered a NO Show. Three (3) NO SHOWS may result ineligibility of services.
- Be patient – The Neighborhood Health Clinic delivers quality medical care using a volunteer professional staff. Although every effort is made to properly staff each clinic session there are times when they may be short on volunteers or the doctors may run behind schedule. Your patience is appreciated.
- Supply necessary documentation – Patients are required to provide identification and paystubs or tax return forms at every visit.
- Be Courteous – Absolutely NO BEHAVIORAL OR VERBAL ABUSE. The physicians, nurses, pharmacists and administration volunteer their time to help you. Abusive behavior and / or language will not be tolerated.
- Follow Instructions – Take all medications prescribed for you on schedule; get medications refills before you run out; keep all scheduled referral appointments.
The Clinic will make:
- Every effort to provide you with the medications you require.
- Referral appointments for you for specialist visits, tests, procedures, etc.
The Clinic does not:
- Provide employment physicals or “well” patient examinations.
- Treat patients who have access to health insurance through their employer, spouse’s health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Disability Insurance, Worker’s Compensation or Unemployment Benefits.
- Treat patients with AIDS, tuberculosis, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. These services are provided by Collier County Health Department.