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Affordable Care - Doctor's Offices
Sliding-Scale Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Sliding-scale clinics provide discounts based on household income. To apply for the program, call the sliding-scale clinic directly and ask about their program. Each clinic may have slightly different discount levels, so if the first place you call is not as helpful as you had hoped, give the next closest one a try.
Sometimes hospitals will also have information about other sliding-scale clinics in their area that work with them. If you don't find a clinic that works for you, try calling your local hospital.
Free clinics can provide you with a number of basic health care services at no cost. Please note that most free clinics operate with a volunteer staff and are only open at limited times. Like sliding-scale clinics, free clinics are usually only available to people who have no insurance or are within certain income limits. Certain clinics require that you are both uninsured and below a certain income level.
In addition to the free clinics listed in the downloadable pdf, the following two clinics are also open in the Portland area.
The Root Cellar
94 Washington Ave.
(The Root Cellar provides programs and services for the residents of the Munjoy Hill/Kennedy Park neighborhoods only. Offers a medical clinic for children & adults, starting at age 6, at no cost for individuals with no insurance).
India Street Public Health Center
103 India St. Portland, 04101
(Offers a variety of services including flu clinics, STD screenings, HIV testing, adult immunizations, & other medical services).