Services provided :
Accept patients who are :
- Free Health Clinic
- Howard Free Clinic
- Free Dental Clinic
112 North Main St,
Howard, SD 57349.
Hours Of Operations :
- Call for hours
Accept patients from :
- Howard Area
Income Requirements :
- All income levels accepted
Clinic Fees :
- Sliding scale available
You can privately and easily book your appointment online.
For the full set of services, you can call 605-772-4703 to book your appointment. Staff can also answer any questions you may have.
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 South Dakota, 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%)|
|For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.|
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.