Our patient portal allows you to easily and securely access portions of your medical record. In addition to viewing upcoming appointments, updating contact information and requesting prescription refills, the portal allows patients to exchange non-urgent messages, lab results and documents with their health center. Check out this brief tutorial on using the patient portal to communicate with us about your care!
340B Prescription Drug Discount Program
Patients who struggle to pay for medications may be eligible to purchase their prescriptions at a reduced price through NEPA Community Health Care’s 340B Prescription Drug Discount Program. Requirements to utilize the program are simple and include being issued a prescription during your visit with us, getting registered in the program by one of our nurses, and presenting your 340B card when filling the prescription at any of the pharmacies listed below.
Learn more about what the 340B Program could mean for your family!
Who do I ask about registering for the 340B Program?
Patients can ask any of our nursing or reception staff about registering in the program.
What is eligibility based on?
Patients are automatically eligible just by seeing an NEPA Community Health Care provider.
Will I need to provide documentation?
No documentation is required by patients during the registration process.
How long will my discount last?
Discounts remain in effect for as long as a patient receives care from NEPA Community Health Care.
What if I don’t use one of the pharmacies listed?
Only contracted pharmacies are able to provide discounted medication rates, so patients must fill their prescriptions at one of these locations. Fortunately, NEPA Community Health Care has established agreements with pharmacies throughout the whole service area.
Do I need to be a patient of NEPA Community Health Care to use this program?
Yes, only patients of NEPA Community Health Care are eligible to register for the program.
Sliding Fee Discount Scale
NEPA Community Health Care’s Sliding Fee Discount Scale program is designed to assist individuals and families struggling to pay for health services. Households with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may qualify for one of four available discounts.
No patient is refused because of a lack of financial means. We encourage patients not to think of this program as applicable only to the uninsured – many plans are also accompanied by high deductibles and co-pays. Regardless of your plan, level of coverage or ability to pay, we will provide exceptional care to all those who seek it.
To apply for financial assistance, please click the link below or contact our Business Office at (570) 278-7500. To ensure the security and confidentiality of our patients’ information, the required supporting documentation must be submitted in person at any health center location.
How do I submit an application?
Sliding Fee applications may either be submitted online (click on the link provided above) or in paper form by stopping by one of our health centers in Greenfield Township, Hallstead or Montrose.
The application itself is a brief, one-page document which must be accompanied by proof of income – preferably your most recent income tax return. In order to ensure patient confidentiality, proof of income cannot be submitted online. If proof of income is not available, the Self-Declaration of Income form will also need to be completed for any household members who receive an income (i.e. wages, social security, gas lease royalties, disability, etc.).
Applications are not considered complete until all supporting documentation has been received for all household members. Upon completion, you will be notified of eligibility within one week.
What is eligibility based on?
Eligibility is based on the previous twelve months of income for all household members. In cases of extreme life altering circumstances (i.e. separation from employment, natural disaster, loss of family member, etc.), the previous three months alone will be considered.
What documentation will I need to show?
The most recent income tax return is the preferable source of documentation for all household members. If proof of income is not available, the Self-Declaration of Income form will also need to be completed for any household members who receive an income (i.e. wages, social security, gas lease royalties, disability, etc.).
How much will I end up paying for my care?
If deemed eligible, patients may pay as little as $10 or as much as $40 per visit. It is important to note that patients who fail to comply with the established payment schedule and do not reach out to our Business Office will forfeit their discount.
Can I apply for my whole family at one time or do we need to fill out separate applications?
Only one application per household is required.
How soon after I submit my application will I know if I qualify for the discount?
Completed applications (including all required documentation) are typically processed within one week of receipt.
How long does the discount last?
In most cases, the Sliding Fee Discount will remain in effect for one year. If, however, a Self-Declaration of Income has been submitted in lieu of an income tax return or pay stubs, the discount remains in effect for three months. Thereafter, applicants must reapply in order to maintain program eligibility.
If my application is accepted, will I have to see a certain provider or go to a certain health center?
No, you do not have to switch providers or centers. Sliding Fee discounts are applicable to the organization and thereby to all providers across all locations.
Will my visit be shorter if I’m on this program?
No, every patient that walks through our doors receives the same high-quality care!
Health Insurance Enrollment
If you or anyone you know is without health insurance, free help is available! NEPA Community Health Care employs Certified Application Counselors to help you better understand your options and guide you through the enrollment process. We encourage you to take action today to ensure your family isn’t left without health coverage. We’re just a phone call away at (570) 278-7500!
Already made an appointment with our application counselor? Please be sure to bring the documentation specified here with you.
Our Certified Application Counselors can assist with enrollment in:
- Marketplace Health Insurance Plans
- Medicare Savings & Low-Income Subsidy programs for Medicare beneficiaries
- PA Medicaid
Susquehanna-Wyoming County Transportation (SWCT) is available to anyone who resides in Susquehanna or Wyoming counties. Please note that service to out-of-county or outer-lying areas may be reduced to certain days/hours.
SWCT is a shared-ride transportation service which operates on a non-fixed route basis and charges a fare to all riders, who must agree to share the vehicle with other passengers during a given trip. Rides may be set up by calling (570) 278-6140.
Is English your second language? Would you prefer to speak to your health care provider in your first language? Help is available! Just let a front desk staff member know, and we will engage a translation service for your visit with us.
At NEPA Community Health Care, we consistently seek feedback from patients regarding their care experiences. Your feedback, both positive and negative, allows us to continually improve our customer service and quality of care. Simply put, your voice matters!
We encourage you to take a few moments to complete our Patient Satisfaction Survey by clicking here.
We recognize that no organization, regardless of size, can fulfill every aspect of their patients’ total health and well-being. That’s why we belong to a greater community and network of clinical and social services. Every patient of NEPA Community Health Care deserves exceptional care, and it is our mission to ensure that you receive it!
If you have questions about any of the organizations listed below and the ways that they can help your family, don’t hesitate to contact our Care Manager at (570) 282-5189!
Partners in Care
- Children’s Advocacy Center
- Maternal & Family Health Services
- Barnes-Kasson County Hospital
- Endless Mountains Health Systems
- Wayne Memorial Hospital
Reliable Sources of Clinical Information
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Keystone Mission
- Montrose Mobile Pantry
- Peckville Assembly of God
- Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
Recovery Support Centers
Safety Net Programs
The following policies are important to your care! Please take a moment to review them and give us a call with any questions you may have. While a brief summary has been provided for your convenience, the complete document is also available by clicking on the policy title.
As a patient, you have both rights and responsibilities. It’s important to understand each so that you can help us provide you with the best care possible. This policy describes your right to be treated respectfully regardless of race, religion, sex, age, or disability; your right to privacy including private treatment rooms and medical records as dictated under HIPAA law; your right to refuse treatment or procedures; your right to file a complaint or submit a suggestion; your responsibility for payment of services, whether via insurance, self-pay or sliding fee scale; and your responsibility to participate in your care by providing accurate health history information and for using the health center services respectfully, as in keeping your scheduled appointments.
Patients are asked to review and sign an acknowledgement of this policy annually.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule is a national law protecting individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. As a health care provider, NEPA Community Health Care is held responsible, by law, to keep your personal health information confidential. The Notice of Privacy Practices document at NEPA Community Health Care describes how we protect your information, how you can access your information, and how you or the health center can share your information in a safe and secure manner. Patients are asked to review and sign an acknowledgement of this policy annually.
NEPA Community Health Care informs all patients of the importance of keeping appointments as well as the expectation that patients will call to cancel as soon as possible if they are unable to keep an appointment. In order to provide exceptional care to ALL patients, NEPA Community Health Care follows a strict policy that if a patient fails to keep an appointment three times within a six-month period, s/he will ONLY be permitted a same-day or walk-in appointment for six months thereafter.
NEPA Community Health Care believes that patients’ ability to access clinical advice when the health center is closed reduces emergency room visits, promotes continuity of care, and fosters patient-centeredness. Routine, urgent and emergent care needs after normal business hours are accessible through the organization’s after-hours coverage system.
To use the after-hours service, simply call the health center at (570) 278-7500 and speak with our answering service. The operator will then connect you with the provider on-call.
For medical emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. For mental health crises, call (570) 348-6100.
Please note that prescription refills are processed during normal business hours only.