Baystate Brightwood Health Center of Springfield, Massachusetts

Services provided :

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Specialists
  • Social Services
  • Primary Care
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • OB/GYN
  • Medical
  • Family Planning
  • HIV/AIDS Testing
  • Lab
  • Immunizations
  • HIV/AIDS/STD Counseling
  • Diabetes - Prevention/Testing
  • Hepatitis C Testing

Accept patients who are :

  • Uninsured
  • underinsured
  • insurance
  • Medicaid

Tags :

  • Free Health Clinic
  • Springfield Free Clinic
  • Free Women's Clinic
  • Free Pregnancy Clinic
  • Free STD Clinic
  • Free Prescription

Address :

380 Plainfield St,
Springfield, MA 01107.
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Hours Of Operations :

  • Monday - Friday

Accept patients from :

  • Springfield Area

Income Requirements :

  • All income levels

Clinic Fees :

  • Financial assistance available

Appointments

You can privately and easily book your appointment online.

For the full set of services, you can call 413-794-4458 to book your appointment. Staff can also answer any questions you may have.

About Baystate Brightwood Health Center

This clinic operates under a Financial assistance available model. This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income. You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.

This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income.

This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable.

Contact them at the number provided for full details. Aleutian Pribilof Islands Clinic is a Community Health Center. In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.

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Patient Eligibility

Clinic works with patients who have little access to care without our support. Goal is to provide care to those persons in our community who are uninsured and have limited funds to support the purchase of medical care–those for whom the choice is sometimes medication for a life-challenging condition or food for their family.

Eligibility guidelines for patients that include county residency, lack of insurance, and income guidelines. The requirements are slightly different for the different programs. Please see the detailed information below.

Required Documentation

All patients are required to provide below documentation

  • Photo identification–something that has the patient’s name and photo–can be a driver’s license, passport, school ID, work ID, state ID, etc.
  • Proof of county residency–documentation that shows the patient lives in the county served–can be a driver’s license, lease, piece of “official” mail to a county-residence
  • Proof of household income–if patient is working, then one month worth of pay stubs; if patient is collecting unemployment or social security or food stamps, then proof of income either by statement from bank or government agency
Assistance Fund - Financial Assistance
Assistance Fund - Financial Assistance

Free Prescription Discount Card

  • No registration required.
  • Everyone is eligible.
  • Get discount up to 80%.
  • Card can be used for person with Insurance or without insurance for discount.
  • Never expires.
  • Ready for immediate.
  • No activation required.
  • Prescription Coupon

Federal Poverty Limit(FPL) for 2022

Nationwide, a majority of Free Clinics see patients who are at 100%-300% of federal poverty level (FPL).

In the state of Massachusetts, for example, Clinics typically require the individual’s income to be at or below 200% of FPL to be considered low income.

Persons in Family/Household Poverty Limit(100%) Poverty Limit(200%)
1 $13,590 $27,180
2 $18,310 $36,620
3 $23,030 $46,060
4 $27,750 $55,500
5 $32,470 $64,940
6 $37,190 $74,380
7 $41,910 $83,820
8 $46,630 $93,260
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.


COVID-19 Information For Patients

Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:

  • Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  • Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems.
  • Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache

Mild Covid Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
  • Mild body aches
  • Mild, dry cough

Moderate Covid Symptoms

  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
  • Persistent cough
  • Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms

  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Constant trouble breathing
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Confusion
  • Blue lips or face

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Are free clinics really free?

There are 1400 free clinics that do not charge anything. However, most “free clinics” operate using a sliding scale for payment so you may pay a small fee for care depending on your income.

Can free clinics write prescriptions?

Yes, Free clinics use a licensed doctor, who can write prescriptions.

Who qualifies for free dental services?

Eligibility criteria for each free or low cost dental clinics varies. You are probably eligible for oral dental health if you are uninsured and fall into low income family guideline by federal government.

Do I need an appointment to be seen at the free clinics?

Yes, Most free clinics only see patients with appointments but there are few free urgent care who takes walk-ins.

I am an undocumented person. Will the free clinic see me?

Depends on clinics, Some clinics require you to be a legal resident but most of them don't. They just need your residency proof.

How does the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) affect the Free Clinic?

Even after obama care there are 29 millions uninsured people in the US, so if you don't have any insurance then it does not affect free clinics.

Is the Clinic staffed with licensed health professionals?

Yes, all of medical staff is licensed with the State and are covered under the one or other federal insurance.

How much is a doctor visit without insurance

Without insurance, the cost of going to a doctor typically ranges from $100 to $400. This price will vary depending on whether you see a specialist, if lab tests are completed, and if any procedures are done

How do I get free healthcare?

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

If I don't qualify for free care or sliding scale, based on my income, how much do I have to pay for dental services?

The cost of dental services varies from State to State, and, from one Clinic to another, you will find that the prices vary depending on the State and the clinic.

Can I schedule, reschedule, or cancel an appointment with a Clinic through your website?

No. We do not have direct contact with any of the Clinics listed on our website, we only provide the locations with the clinics and/or Community Health Centers contact information, you must call them directly.

Assistance Fund - Financial Assistance
Assistance Fund - Financial Assistance

Free Prescription Discount Card

  • No registration required.
  • Everyone is eligible.
  • Get discount up to 80%.
  • Card can be used for person with Insurance or without insurance for discount.
  • Never expires.
  • Ready for immediate.
  • No activation required.
  • Prescription Coupon