Insurance & Assistance
It is very important to us that financial obligations are not worrying our patients and restricting their ability to put their care first.
The following resources are designed to assist your need for financial assistance:
Medicaid is a primary source of insurance for low-income and disadvantaged individuals. Medicaid applications are required for other forms of assistance. To complete an application, you can apply online at www.healthcare.gov or contact the local Social Services office. Walsh County's Social Service office's number is (701) 352-5111. Eligibility is based on disadvantage or solely off of income.
For more information on Medicaid Expansion, visit http://www.nd.gov/dhs/medicaidexpansion/.
Children's Health Insurance Program / Healthy Steps
The State of North Dakota has an assistance program for working families with children that do not qualify for Medicaid but still cannot afford insurance. To complete an application, you can apply online at www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/chip/ or contact the local Social Services office. Walsh County’s Social Service office's number is (701) 352-5111. Eligibility is based on income and children’s age.
The Affordable Care Act has established an online marketplace for individuals to apply for health insurance. The 2019 Open Enrollment period has ended. However, special enrollments are still available due to life changes. Otherwise, 2020 enrollment begins November 2019 and runs until January 31, 2020. You can apply online at www.healthcare.gov or by contacting the Social Services Department at First Care Health Center by calling (701) 284-4611.
First Care Health Center provides financial assistance and counseling for uninsured and underinsured people of limited means, without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender, religion, or national origin. Financial assistance includes, but is not limited to, full or partial charity write-off, community care, or reduced monthly payments.
Any questions or concerns about insurance and assistance can be answered by contacting the Social Services Department at First Care Health Center at (701) 284-4611. More information and resources regarding Financial Assistance at FCHC can be found in the downloadable documents below.