Question: I get a Depo shot every three months. I just lost my health insurance and cant afford the Depo shot from the pharmacy. How much would you guys charge to get it?
Answer: Our clinic works on a sliding fee scale which means that the patient’s income determines how much the bill will be for services. This can range from 0% to 100% so it is helpful to bring proof of income to each appointment. However, no one is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 440-352-0608 for Painesville, or 440-992-5953 for Ashtabula.
Question: What should I do if I don’t have any income since I’m 15?
Answer: If a patient does not have any income or insurance, they would receive all services at no cost. Family Planning does accept donations and will not turn any one away because of inability to pay.
Question: I am 25 and am still covered by my mom’s HSA through work. I want to get an IUD, but my mom is very religious. When I discussed this with her, she said she would kick me out if I got birth control. Can I get an IUD without using my insurance, even though I have insurance?
Answer: You can receive an IUD at Family Planning Association without using your family insurance. FPA will assess cost using a sliding fee scale based off of your income. Please bring proof of income during your first appointment.
To make an appointment please call Painesville at 440-352-0608 or Ashtabula at 440-992-5953.
Question: I’ve taken two pregnancy tests two weeks apart and they both came up negative but my period is over 2 weeks late. Last night I got a pretty bad cramp in my abdomen and pelvic region so I figured I’d get it that night or today. Its now midnight with no period. I don’t have insurance and recently moved out on my own so my funds are pretty limited, but I’ve been to this Family Planning a few years ago when I was covered under my dad’s insurance. Is there a way to change the information on file so I can still receive help? I’m worried there is something wrong but can’t afford to do anything about it.
Answer: There are many factors that can impact a woman’s period including age, stress and medications. Please call the Family Planning Association 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula) to make an appointment and update your financial information we have on file. If a client does not have insurance, cost is assessed by household income and family size; FPA does not refuse services because of inability to pay and accepts donation. If you are interested in enrolling in Medicaid or private insurance, FPA also has Certified Application Counselors on site that can answer your questions and assist you in the enrollment process.
Question: I am a teenager and do not have a job. If my parents will not be coming with me to my visit, how will I bring pay stubs or proof of household income? I will not be using insurance, so will need to look at the sliding pay scale. But how do you determine the cost if I do not have a job and will not be using parents’ income or insurance to pay for treatment?
Answer: If you are an unemployed student without documentation of family income, Family Planning Association would assign you to the furthest side of our scale. FPA services are available to you at little or no cost and you would never be turned away because of inability to pay; we do accept donations. Call 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula) to make an appointment.
Question: How does the sliding fee scale work if I’m not eligible for any government insurance?
Answer: Family Planning Association assess cost based off of household income and family size but never refuses services because of inability to pay. Please call the Painesville clinic (440-352-0608) or Ashtabula clinic (440-992-5953) for additional questions or to make an appointment.
Question: So, I do not have insurance nor a job as I have literally just moved to Ohio. My IUD has dislodged itself and is causing me pain. How can I get help as someone without a job? Are there alternatives to maybe figure out cost like me bringing in a W2?
I’m really not wanting to pay the huge tab on a ER visit for such a simple thing so please let me know if there is something you can do or other alternatives so I can get your services.
Answer: The Family Planning Association uses a sliding fee scale that asses cost based off of household income and family size. Please call the Painesville clinic (440-352-0608) or Ashtabula clinic (440-992-5953) to make an appointment. If you are interested, you can also visit with one of our Certified Application Counselors for information or assistance in applying for private insurance or Medicaid.
However, it is an emergency if you believe your IUD is dislodged. Please do not wait for an appointment at Family Planning and go to the ER right away.
Question: My parents are taking me off their health insurance. I can’t afford health insurance and I can’t qualify for any aid from the government because my parents still file me on their tax returns as a dependent. Am I able to get low cost care? I’m looking into an IUD but they’re really expensive. They said they would not help me with the cost.
Answer: Family Planning Association assess a fee based on family size and income of the household. However, FPA never refuses services based on your ability to pay and encourage you to call to make an appointment to discuss your IUD choices 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula). If you are also interested, please call our Director of Social Services at the Painesville clinic to discuss your Medicaid and/or private insurance options and answer any questions you may have with possible enrollment.
Question: As of right now I do not have insurance and I am not employed. I was wondering if I would be able to come in for an exam? and what would the cost be?
Answer: The Family Planning Association works off of a sliding fee scale if a client does not have private insurance or Medicaid. The clinic will ask you how much income your household brings in and how many people are living off of that income and asses the fee for your visit. However, Family Planning can offer you services regardless of your ability to pay. Please call 352-0608 to make an appointment. In addition, we also have a Certified Application Counselor on staff to help you apply for Medicaid if you are interested or have any questions.