Do I Qualify?
In order to be eligible for care at Western Tidewater Free Clinic, an individual must meet the following criteria.
- Live in the Western Tidewater service area, which includes the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton
- Be an adult, age 19-64
- Have no type of health insurance and is not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or VA benefits
- The patient and their household must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level (gross income)
Clients must have the following items for the Clinic to be able to determine their eligibility status. Clients must schedule appointments to complete the eligibility paperwork. Upon completion of the eligibility appointment, patients may be scheduled for a medical appointment. The eligibility process must be done every 12 months so that we are certain that we focus our services on residents that continue to meet our eligibility criteria.
- Picture ID
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Residency (current bill or other 1st class mail dated within the past 2 months; personal mail is NOT accepted)
- Proof of Income for those contributing to the household expenses (income must be provided for all persons listed on combined tax returns)
- IRS Form 1040 (if you filed taxes for the prior year)
- W-2/1099 form from last year if self-employed
- One month of current consecutive pay stubs (if currently employed) - stubs must show pay period dates and gross amount earned for that period
- Disability Letter (if on disability)
- Proof of alimony/child support (if you are receiving these benefits)
- Food Stamp Award Letter with household size noted and award period defined (if you are eligible for food stamps)
- Completed Food and Shelter Form or Letter of Support (if unemployed and someone is providing you with a place to live or financial support)
- Affidavit of Income if unemployed (form is provided by the Clinic)
- Affidavit of residency if homeless (form is provided by the Clinic)
- Letter from a homeless shelter (if you are residing in a shelter)