Friday, May 18, 2018

FAQs on the COMC Sliding Fee Discount Program

Central Ozarks Medical Center is committed to leading the way to healthier communities and we believe in offering quality health care that works best for your financial situation. We accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. If you are uninsured and would like to look at insurance options, visit our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have Assisters to help you navigate the process. Keep reading for a few answered FAQs on the COMC sliding fee discount program.


FAQs on the COMC Sliding Fee Discount Program


First of all, what's the Sliding Fee Discount Program?

Central Ozarks Medical Center offers a discounted fee to patients based on their household size and household income.  The Sliding Fee Program includes fees for medical, dental and behavioral health services.

How does it work?

To determine eligibility, COMC will need to ask you to bring in personal financial information.  Any information we ask you for will be strictly confidential.  None of your personal information, financial or medical, can be released without your written consent.  The information we are asking for is used solely to determine household size and household income.  Applications are effective for a one-year period.  Sliding Fee Discount Program participants must complete an application annually Discount Program applications must be completed, signed and approved prior to services being provided.  All participants are asked to notify COMC of income changes as soon as possible after the change occurs.

What services are not covered by the Sliding Fee Discount Program?

Services related to motor vehicle accident and work comp services
Lab/x-ray ordered by providers outside COMC
Elective/Cosmetic Procedures to include, but not limited to:


  • Circumcision
  • Removal of moles/skin tags (for cosmetic purposes)
  • Certain Dental Procedures
  • Piercings
  • Any supply related to contraception
  • Medical Weight Loss Program (SSHC)
  • Exam and lab work required for Boxing
  • Elective Dental Procedures
  • Bridge
  • Temporary Dentures
  • Porcelain Crowns


What would a Flu Vaccine cost under the Sliding Fee Discount Program?

Flu Vaccine:
Administration of Flu Vaccine with nurse only visit:

Discount Level A: $10.00
Discount Level B: $15.00
Discount Level C: $25.00

If the flu vaccine is administered at the time of an office visit, the normal discount fee will apply.  COMC offers FREE Flu Vaccines at the Clinic’s Flu Fair.  Inquiry may be made at reception.



Interested in Applying for the Sliding Fee Discount Program?


Visit our website at http://www.centralozarks.org/financial.html, scroll to the bottom and click DOWNLOAD SLIDING FEE DISCOUNT PROGRAM PACKET to download an application. Complete the application and turn in to your nearest Central Ozarks Medical Center clinic. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at one of the phone numbers listed below.

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573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
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573.765.2510 -- Dental


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