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Payment Options/Sliding Scale

Help paying medical expenses

At Valley Health Partners (VHP), we care for all people regardless of ability to pay. We never want you to ignore your health care needs because you can’t afford to pay medical expenses. Your health care is our priority. We will help you qualify for an appropriate program based on the Sliding Fee Scale.

Options If You Are Uninsured or Underinsured

Visit pennie.com, a website operated by the state government that allows you to shop for health insurance. If you’re eligible, Pennie will link you to financial assistance to lower your monthly health insurance payment and out-of-pocket expenses.

Complete VHP’s Sliding Fee Scale application for financial assistance. It’s also available in Spanish. If you qualify, you will be charged a nominal fee based on where you fall on the Sliding Fee Scale. Once approved, Sliding Fee covers all services provided within VHP sites.

2021 Sliding Fee Scale

2021 Sliding Fee Scale
Income Percentage of Federal Poverty Level Income Percentage of Federal Poverty Level
Family Size 0% — 100% 101% — 125% 126% — 150% 151% — 200% 201% — 300% 301% plus
From To From To From To From To From To More than
Income Code A Income Code B Income Code C Income Code D Income Code E Income Code F
1 $0 $12,880 $12,881 $16,100 $16,101 $19,320 $19,321 $25,760 $25,761 $38,640 38,641
2 $0 $17,420 $17,421 $21,775 $21,776 $26,130 $26,131 $34,840 $34,841 $52,260 $52,261
3 $0 $21,960 $21,961 $27,450 $27,451 $32,940 $32,941 $43,920 $43,921 $65,880 $65,881
4 $0 $26,500 $26,501 $33,125 $33,126 $39,750 $39,751 $53,000 $53,001 $79,500 $79,501
5 $0 $31,040 $31,041 $38,800 $38,801 $46,560 $46,561 $62,080 $62,081 $93,120 $93,121
6 $0 $35,580 $35,581 $44,475 $44,476 $53,370 $53,371 $71,160 $71,161 $106,740 $106,741
7 $0 $40,120 $40,121 $50,150 $50,151 $60,180 $60,181 $80,240 $80,241 $120,360 $120,361
8 $0 $44,600 $44,601 $55,750 $55,751 $66,900 $66,901 $89,200 $89,201 $133,800 $133,801
9 $0 $49,140 $49,141 $61,425 $61,426 $73,710 $73,711 $98,280 $98,281 $147,420 $147,421
10 $0 $53,680 $53,681 $67,100 $67,101 $80,520 $80,521 $107,360 $107,361 $161,040 $161,041
11 $0 $58,220 $58,221 $72,775 $72,776 $87,330 $87,331 $116,440 $116,441 $174,660 $174,661
12 $0 $62,760 $62,761 $78,450 $78,451 $94,140 $94,141 $125,520 $125,521 $188,280 $188,281
Nominal Charge $5 $10 $15 $20 100% 100%
For families/households with more than 12 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.

Participating Clinics

All VHP clinics offer financial assistance through the Sliding Fee Scale:

  • VHP Centro de Salud
  • VHP Children’s Clinic
  • VHP Children’s Clinic at Sheridan
  • VHP Center for Women’s Medicine
  • VHP Lehigh Valley Family Health Center
  • VHP Lehigh Valley Physicians Practice Primary Care
  • VHP Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center
  • VHP Street Medicine Program

For any additional information for a program you may qualify for and/or information on the Sliding Fee Scale, please contact your provider’s office.