"The good hands doctors"
Sliding Fee Discount Program
The sliding fee scale is available to ALL patients of Health Centers Detroit Foundation, Inc
As an FQHC Look-Alike
HCDF is operated in a manner such that no patient shall be denied service due to an individual’s inability to pay.
A such, HCDF prepares a schedule of fees or payments for the provision of its services consistent with
locally prevailing rates or charges, and is designed to cover its reasonable costs of operation and prepares
a corresponding schedule of discounts known as the SFDS, or Sliding Fee Discount Schedule, that is approved
each year by the HCDF Board. The SFDS can be applied to the payment of fees or payments.
The discounts are adjusted on the basis of your ability to pay and does require that some proof of
level of income be provided to HCDF so you can be placed in the correct discount group. There are 4
different levels of discounts available between 100% and 200% of the current FPL for which a nominal
fee is charged.
You can download HCDF's current 2021 SFDS here
You can download HCDF's SFDS Application here
The HCDF Board has defined a family as “Those persons living in the household.”
Good Faith Estimates (GFE's)
In December of 2020 the Health and Human Services department, in order to protect consumers from surprise medical bills, has implemented the “No Surprises Act”. As part of this act HCD will provide Good Faith Estimates (GFE's) for services to patients that are uninsured, self pay, or eligible for sliding fee discounts based on income. These service pricing estimates are available to patients that schedule appointments three days or more in advance and/or request them at the time of making an appointment.
The GFE will include the following information
- Charge information for the primary service that the HCD expects to provide to you the patient.
- Any items or services for which there is a separate charge that are “reasonably expected” to be provided in conjunction with your primary care service and for which HCD or the outside provider has a separate charge.
GFE's will be available either in printed form or in our EHR patient portal, whichever you prefer.