Updated: Jul 25
Sunshine Community Health Center is dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare regardless of your ability to pay. We accept patients with or without insurance. We receive federal grants to help cover patients with financial needs who cannot pay for all or part of their bills.
“Financial needs” and “ability to pay” are based on eligibility for the Sliding Fee Discount, so be sure to apply and provide any needed proof of income. We can assist you with this by calling 1-907-376-2273 (CARE) and scheduling time with one of our Patient Advocates and/or our Financial Counsellor.
Your Payment Responsibilities
You are expected to arrange for payment or coverage at the time of service. If you have insurance you must provide your insurance information and pay any co-pays or estimated co-insurance at the time of check-in. If you are not insured and you cannot pay the standard fee, or if you are insured but are unable to pay your portion in full due to financial need, we encourage you to apply for our Sliding Fee Discount program and set-up a payment plan for your portion of the bill.
If your appointment is being covered by other means, such as through a worker’s compensation claim, you are expected to provide all needed information for Sunshine Community Health Center to file a claim for reimbursement at the time of check-in. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for paying the bill.
Insurance and Billing
Sunshine Community Health Center can bill your insurance companies. If you are out of network and do not have coverage in our area, your insurance may deny payment. We welcome you to our practice anyway and advise you to contact our billing office before your appointment to see if we can accept your insurance. If we cannot, we recommend you apply for our Sliding Fee Discount to see if you are eligible based on financial need. Please bring a copy of your insurance card or claim information to your appointment.
Sunshine Community Health Center is considered an "In-Network Provider" for the following insurers:
Multi Plan Network
United Health Care
Veterans Community Care Network
Where to Pay
We recently transitioned from one electronic medical record system to another. That means that our patients have two platforms to pay for services.
Prior to December 13th, 2022, and all dental services please click here to pay your outstanding balance.
On or AFTER December 13th, 2022, please click here to pay for your balance.
Paying in Person
If you would rather pay in person please visit either of our clinic locations to speak with a patient services representative.
Mile 4.4 Talkeetna Spur Road
Talkeetna Alaska 99676
24091 Long Lake Road
Willow Alaska 99676
Paying by Phone
You may pay your outstanding balance over the phone by dialing 1-907-733-2273 and selecting option 5 to speak to our billing team.
Sliding Fee Discount
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we offer a Sliding Fee Discount. Eligibility and financial need is based on household size and income per federal poverty guidelines. You must provide us with detailed financial information in order to qualify. We’re here to help you. If you can’t demonstrate proof of income with the usual information, or don't qualify from your provided proof, but are experiencing a financial emergency, please share as much information with us as you can. Proof of household income can come from your most recent pay stubs, your last tax forms, social security or pension benefit statements, or signed letters of support from witnesses who can verify your household income.
It is very important to us that all patients have access to quality healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay.
We believe it should not be difficult to figure out what you might be expected to pay for your visit. The undiscounted pricing may be higher or lower than the amount an individual actually pays for the health care services described in the list.
You are also entitled, upon request, to receive a good-faith estimate of reasonably anticipated charges for a given service prior to receiving those services and no later than 10 days following the receipt of your request.
We ask that you contact our billing office at 1-907-733-2273, option 5 with any further questions.
Below you will find the 10 Most Commons codes per CPT category. CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology and is a language used between health professionals for coding services for consistency in billing and reporting. For example:
New patient urinary tract infection 20-minute visit ($295.00) with a urinalysis ($16.00) and 1 dispensed medication ($11.00) for a total cost of $322.00 for the visit.
New patient broken foot 30-minute visit ($350.00) with a x-ray of the foot ($169.00) for a total cost of $519.00 for the visit.
Evaluation and Management
OFFICE OUTPATIENT NEW 20 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT NEW 30 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT NEW 45 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT VISIT 5 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT VISIT 10 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT VISIT 15 MINUTES
OFFICE OUTPATIENT VISIT 35 MINUTES
PHYS/QHP TELEPHONE EVALUATION 5-10 MINUTES
PHYS/QHP TELEPHONE EVALUATION 11-20 MINUTES
PHYS/QHP TELEPHONE EVALUATION 21-30 MINUTES
TRIMMING NONDYSTROPHIC NAILS
DEBRIDEMENT NAIL ANY METHOD 6/>
SIMPLE REPAIR 2.5CM/<
DESTRUCTION BENIGN LESIONS UP TO 14
INJECTION TRIGGER POINT 1/2 MUSCLES
ARTHROCENTESIS ASPIR/INJECT MAJOR JOINT
STRAPPING UNNA BOOT
COLLECTION VENOUS BLOOD VENIPUNCTURE
COLLECTION CAPILLARY BLOOD SPECIMEN
REMOVAL IMPACTED CERUMEN
RADIOLOGIC EXAM CHEST 2 VIEWS
RADEX SPINE LUMBOSACRAL 2/3 VIEWS
RADEX HAND MINIMUM 3 VIEWS
RADEX SPINE CERVICAL 2 OR 3 VIEWS
RADEX FOOT COMPLETE MINIMUM 3 VIEWS
RADEX SHOULDER COMPLETE MINIMUM 2 VIEWS
RADIOLOGIC EXAMINATION KNEE 1/2 VIEWS
RADEX HIP UNILATERAL WITH PELVIS 2-3 VIEWS
RADIOLOGIC EXAM ABDOMENT 1 VIEW
RADEX WRIST COMPLETE MINIMUM 3 VIEWS
Pathology and Laboratory
GENERAL HEALTH PANEL
COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL (CMP)
DRUG TEST PRESUMPTIVE, ANY NUMBER OF DRUG
URINALYSIS NON-AUTO W/O MICROSCOPE
HEMOGLOBIN: GLYCOSYLATED (A1C)
ASSAY OF PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN TOTAL (PSA)
ASSAY OF THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)
BLOOD COUNT COMPLETE
COVID-19 LABORATORY TEST (IN-HOUSE)
IMMUNIZATION ADM THRU 18YR 1ST VACCINE
IMMUNIZATION ADM SUBQ VACCINE
INFLUENZA VACCINE, FLUCELVAX
TDAP VACCINE 7 YRS/>
PSYCHOTHERAPY W/PATIENT 30 MINUTES
PSYCHOTHERAPY W/PATIENT 45 MINUTES
PSYCHOTHERAPY W/PATIENT 60 MINUTES
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM, ROUTINE ECG
Sunshine Community Health Center does not provider anesthesia services. CPT Copyright 2021 - American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association. The CPT codes are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The AMA specifically disclaims all liability for use of accuracy of any CPT codes.
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