- Are currently uninsured. Patients who are eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or VA Benefits are not eligible to be seen at the clinic.
- Reside within the Laurens County, Georgia.
- Provide a copy of Picture ID or Drivers License.
- Copy of Most Recent Tax Return OR IRS Form 4506-T Stating you haven't filed and are not required to file a return.
Verifiable proof of non-government income for the last 30 days that is above the threshold for low income Medicaid and below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Example: Income criteria for a family of 4 must be more than $500 per month and less than $3,842 per month to be eligible.
- Last 4 Weeks Pay Stubs-No more than 30 days old
- A Notarized "Proof of Employment" from employer indicating weekly, bi-weekly or monthly income. For example, if you provide childcare services, landscaping, etc.
- You may also submit a Notarized "Proof of Employment" if you receive in-kind pay for services such as room and board in exchange for housecleaning. Self employed applicants may average expenses over last 6 months to determine eligibility.
- Proof of unearned income such as social security disability income, pensions, rental income, K-1s, etc. Unemployment benefit check stubs for last 30 days for people who have a work history and are actively seeking employment or separation notice and proof of unemployment application if unemployed for less than 6 months.
- The following DO NOT count for purposes of income eligibility: Child support payments, TANF, pensions, SSI, Social Security Payments.
- Complete Signed Department of Public Health Application listing all family
- members. Family member as defined by who can be claimed on tax return, not necessarily everyone in home.
- Clinic serves as a non-emergency primary care provider by appointment only. Applications will be processed monthly and appointments will be scheduled after eligibility is established. Appointments are based on volunteer medical staff availability and medical staff triage recommendation. Patient appointments are typically scheduled two weeks in advance on Tuesday beginning at 5pm.
- Prescription Medication. When available Patient Assistance Applications will be processed by clinic staff or volunteers. If medications are not available through patient assistance programs doctors will attempt to use medications from the low cost/generic prescription programs. The J.O.Y. Clinic does not dispense narcotic pain medication and does not have narcotics on premises.
- Patients may appeal eligibility decisions to the board. Eligibility decisions are made without regard to race, gender, ethnicity or religious affiliation.