Eligibility & Payment

Eligibility & Payment

There are no restrictions or eligibility requirements to receive care at Lone Star Circle of Care. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide care to anyone, regardless of income, residency status, employment, health insurance coverage, or ability to pay for services. You do not have to be a resident of any specific city, county, or area to access our services.

Lone Star Circle of Care does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, disability, age, or gender. To view our Statement on Non-discrimination, please click here.

Payment for Services

Lone Star Circle of Care accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, MAP, Wilco, Texas Children’s and most insurance plans. Click here for a list of insurance plans Lone Star Circle of Care accepts.

For our uninsured and underserved patients, we will make every effort to make your health care more affordable. Before your first appointment, you will meet with a Program Adviser and participate in a simple income screening process. This Program Registration process will determine if you or a member of your family may be eligible for our Sliding Fee Discount Program as well as other public assistance health care programs. Our staff will also help you apply to these assistance programs. No patient is ever denied services based on an inability to pay.

Sliding Fee Discount Program

If you do not qualify for health care coverage or your insurance does not cover certain types of services, Lone Star Circle of Care offers discounted services according to a sliding fee scale based on your income and family size.

Our sliding fee scale works by providing lower income patients and families with larger discounts based on Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines. The table below outlines LSCC’s Level 1-5 plans based on FPL. Levels 1 through 4 will receive a discount on services, with Level 1 patients receiving the largest discount. Level 5 designated patients (over 200% of FPL) will be required to pay 100% of charges.

Percentage of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines LSCC Plan Level
0 to 100% FPL Level 1
101 to 133% FPL Level 2
134 to 150% FPL Level 3
151 to 200% FPL Level 4
Over 200% FPL Level 5

If you have questions regarding the Sliding Fee Discount Program or screening process, please contact Lone Star Circle of Care’s Patient Services department at 512-686-0534.