Marion, Indiana
Promoting Health and Wellness to Uninsured Grant County Residents
A FREE Health Clinic

Bridges to Health

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NEW PATIENTS:

Our patients are uninsured Grant County residents who make less than 300% of the federal poverty income level, and do NOT qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Although many of our patients work, the following situations are common:

  • They are employed in industries that do not offer benefits or they work part-time and do not qualify for benefits.
  • Their benefits have been cut or their health insurance premiums are too costly.
  • They have recently become unemployed and are looking for work.

Bridges is NOT a "walk-in" clinic. Patients must apply to Bridges to Health, and upon acceptance patients are seen by appointment only. To apply to become a Bridges to Health patient, download an application HERE and the WorkForce release of information wage verification or pick one up at the Bridges to Health administration office at 1251 W. Kem Road, Suite E (Mon - Thurs 9 am - 3 pm or Tues 5 pm - 8 pm).

Persons in Family 100% Nat'l Poverty Guidelines Bridges to Health Guidelines
1 $12,060 $36,180
2 $16,240 $48,720
3 $20,420 $61,260
4 $24,600 $73,800
5 $28,780 $86,340
6 $32,960 $98,880
7 $37,140 $111,420
8 $41,320 $123,960
For each additional person, add $4,160
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTINUING BRIDGES PATIENTS:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECERTIFICATION

Every 6 months you are required to go through a recertification process to show that you still qualify to be a Bridges to Health patient.  Your recertification is what enables you to keep your patient status ACTIVE.  Without successful completion of your recertification (i.e. bringing in ALL required documentation to your scheduled recertification appointment), your patient status will go to INACTIVE and you will not be given a new Bridges ID card.

You are responsible for making an appointment for your recertification prior to your card expiring (we recommend making your appointment one month before your card expires).  Call us (#765-662-7289) or stop by to make your recertification appointment.  You must bring all required documents listed below to your appointment (please do not assume they are in your chart).

NOTE: The recertification is your responsibility.  If you do not bring in all documents, your patient status will go inactive, your appointments will be canceled and you will not be able to receive medications from Bridges. 

 

Documents Needed for Recertification Appointment:

Identification:

  • DRIVER’S LICENSE (current Indiana driver’s license or Indiana State Picture I.D.)
  • SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

 Grant County Residency:

  • MAIL/PROOF OF ADDRESS (A current utility bill, mailed statement or other piece of legitimate mail showing your name and address and dated within the last 30 days.  Must be typed and should have been delivered by the post office; PO Box addresses not accepted.)

 Proof of Income:

(Income documents needed for spouse (if married) and all dependents over age 18 in household)

  • 2016 TAXES (Prior year’s Federal Income Tax 1040 Forms with attached schedules - NOT W2s)
  • PAY STUBS (Most current month’s worth of pay stubs)
  • AWARD LETTERS/ANY OTHER SOURCE OF INCOME (All current year’s Award Letters from Social Security, SSDI, SSI, Unemployment Compensation/Workman’s Comp, Child Support, Pension/Retirement, TANF, etc.)

If you are unemployed or don't have paystubs for any reason (including if you are living on Social Security or retirement benefits) you will need to also bring:

  • WAGE VERIFICATION from Bridges to Health  NOTE: If spouse or any dependent adult children (over 18) have no income—they each will need a Work One Wage Verification (even if the person is disabled) 
  • LETTER OF SUPPORT from the person providing you with room and board or financial help (Sample “Letter of Support” provided in application packet or you may use your own)

Additional Documentation:

If you recently terminated or lost health insurance, you need to provide a letter from the insurance company (or Medicaid) stating that you are no longer covered.
 

"Over the last several years, my health has been deteriorating. At the end of last year, I learned of a program for people like me without insurance. I thought for sure I would not qualify, just another too good to be true story. After I signed up and had an exam, my doctor said that at my age I should have already had a mammogram. Within a week, I had not only had a mammogram but my surgery was scheduled to remove a mass. Needless to say, without Bridges to Health I would have gone on without addressing this issue let alone the problems I knew I already had. Bridges to Health and the staff in my community have been a blessing that I cannot describe. It is my belief that this program and these wonderful people saved my life and are continuing to bring my health back to me. I cannot thank them enough!!!!!!"

Yours truly,

Kim C.