Friday, June 28, 2019

The Sliding Fee Discount Program at COMC

Affording health insurance can sometimes be one of the hardest things to. Premiums can be outrageously expensive and if you have a job where health insurance isn't offered, buying it on your own can be really challenging. Our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics understands this. That is part of the reason why our Mid-Missouri health clinics accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Keep reading to learn more about this sliding fee discount program at Central Ozarks Medical Center.

The Sliding Fee Discount Program at COMC

Q: What exactly is the Sliding Fee Discount Program?

A: 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.

Q: How do you qualify for this program?

A: 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.

Q: What are some of the things I should be aware of before trying to apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program?

A: As we said earlier, the information we are asking for is used solely to determine the household size and household income. 

All patients under 19 years of age must have a Medicaid denial letter to be eligible for the Discount Program.

Household Size:

  • Household size includes all people living in your home EXCEPT for those you are not financially responsible for. 
  • Marital Status is not a factor when determining household size.

Household Income


Acceptable Forms of Proof of Income

  • Prior year’s tax return
  • Paycheck Stubs
  • W-2 or 1099 from prior year
  • Letter from employer showing Year-to-Date wages and dates of employment
  • Letter from Social Security, Veteran’s Affairs, Employment Office, etc.
  • Other proof of income may be accepted and will be determined on an individual basis

If you would like to learn more about the Sliding Fee Discount Program at Central Ozarks Medical Center, please do not hesitate to give us a call. All of our phone numbers and clinic locations can be found on our website at We hope you found this information helpful and we look forward to your call.

Central Ozarks Medical Center
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