At Bertie County Rural Health
Association, we believe that every patient is
entitled to quality and affordable Health Care.
One of the biggest decisions about who will be
providing your Health Care is whether their
services are covered under your current health
plan. BCRHA accepts most private
insurances including BCBS, Medicare and
Medicaid. We require your insurance
co-payments, deductible and 20% responsibility
of Medicare services at the time of visit.
We accept cash, checks and all major
credit/debit cards. To find out if BCRHA
accepts your health insurance plan, or you have
questions about your coverage, call our Billing
Specialist at 252-794-3042 option #4, or contact
your insurance company.
Bertie County Rural
Health believes that access to health care is a
fundamental right that should not be limited by
an individual’s ability to pay. It is the goal
of Bertie County Rural Health’s sliding fee
program to guarantee that all patients have
access to quality medical care, regardless of
their ability to pay for such services.
Inability to pay is explicitly defined as those
patients with annual household income of 200%
and below the federal poverty level.
annual household income greater than 200% of the
federal poverty level are considered ABLE to
Bertie County Rural
Health’s sliding fee program is the payer of
LAST resort. As such, if a patient qualifies for
Medicaid the patient is ineligible for Sliding
Fee. Children aged 18 and younger and adults
with dependent children must have a current
application letter or other documentation from
the county Department of Social Services proving
the patient has applied for Medicaid before
being eligible to apply for the sliding fee
discount. If the patient is undocumented (no
valid social security number), the Medicaid
application letter is NOT required.
Patients will qualify
for sliding fee discounts based on household
size and income. Eligibility is extended to all
patients, regardless of other medical coverage,
with the exception of NC Medicaid. (Patients
with Medicaid coverage for Part B Medicare
premiums may be screened for sliding fee).
Patients can be
insured and still qualify for sliding fee.
Occasionally, we have patients with limited
financial means who have Medicare or private
insurance, but these individuals face barriers
to paying co-payments, co-insurance, etc. Any
insured patient who is having a hard time paying
for medical services will be screened for
sliding fee. If the insured patient’s household
income is 200% and below the federal poverty
level, he or she qualifies for sliding fee.
Anyone applying must provide the following:
Income Tax Returns showing Adjusted Gross
Income and Family Size. Pay
Check Stubs:Two or more consecutive pay stubs
Agency Letter: A letter from Social
Security Adminstration, Veterans Administration
or Social Service Agency (AFDC, Food Stamps or
WIC) indicating income level.
Umemployment Verification: Paperwork
from the Employment Securities Commission
Court Documents: Official documents citing
child support or alimony as awarded by a judge.
Official Paperwork: Paperwork
documenting retirement, disability, SSI benefits
Employer Letter: For any not
receiving an actual pay check, a letter from the
patient's employer detailing current gross
income and frequency of pay. Employer
contact info. needed for verification.
The Family size can be document with a most
recent tax return, Social Security Cards, Rental
Agreements that indicate family members,
Medicaid Cards and Birth Certificates.
Insurance Market Place
Market Place: If
you are currently uninsured, received a notice
of cancellation of your current insurance,
experienced a lifestyle change, or simply want
to compare your current coverage costs, contact
us immediately. Call our Certified
Application Counselor (CAC) at (252) 794-3042 to
learn more about the options for you and your
Request an Appointment
Contact Bertie County Rural Health to request a visit below. We will contact you promptly to complete the scheduling of your appointment.