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Low-Cost Clinic

The Care Ring Low-Cost Clinic provides basic health care to those who can afford modest office visit fees.

The Care Ring Low-Cost Clinic is in the Children & Family Services Center at 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 140. Click here for directions.

BUSINESS HOURS: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed 12 – 1 p.m.). Office visits are made by appointment, with some walk-ins accepted.

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FLU GUIDELINES:

Flu is highly contagious.  It is not advantageous for you to if you report to work with flu-like symptoms. When dealing with highly contagious diseases like influenza, stay home and not infect co-workers, clients and general public.

Below are some basic guidelines for employees regarding the protocol for flu-like symptoms.

1. Employees who have flu-like symptoms must stay home or go home.
Flu-like symptoms are:
a sore throat and a fever of 100 degrees or higher
-or-
a cough and a fever of 100 degrees or higher
This is necessary to limit the spread of influenza – which is very contagious.

2. You must stay away from work until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine.
This is critical to prevent passing the flu on to others since people remain contagious even if they are feeling better.  You may return to work prior to being fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication only if you secure a doctor’s note indicating you are no longer ill.

3. You should consult your personal health care provider if you have questions or concerns about your illness.
If you have a chronic illness like asthma or diabetes, a weakened immune system or are pregnant, you should consult with your health care provider to determine if additional actions are needed. If in doubt, contact your health care provider for advice. Emergency warning signs that require immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, or severe or persistent vomiting.

Go to http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/ for more information.

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Bilingual staff and forms are available.

SERVICES:

Office visits and physicals: $50

To expedite new patient visits, please download and complete the following new patient forms and bring to your first scheduled appointment.

Care Ring Low-Cost Clinic Patient Forms (English)

Care Ring Low-Cost Clinic Patient Forms (Spanish)

Women’s Services:

  • Well-Woman Physical with gynecological exam and PAP test: $127  (with HPV test: $206)
  • Depo-Provera injection: $85 (must be given in conjunction with a provider visit)

Tuberculosis PPD/TB tests: $30

  • Walk-in TB tests are given Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 8-11 am and 1-4 pm.  Results are read daily.
  • No appointment is needed for the test or results reading. Shortest wait times for a results reading are from 8:15 am-9:00 am and 1:15 pm-2:00 pm.

Adult immunizations:

  • Tetanus: $45
  • Hepatitis B: $90 each
  • No appointment is needed. A processing fee of $10 will be added to all visits that are only for immunizations.

Lab tests:

  • Care Ring offers a wide variety of lab tests at a lowered cost.
  • Tests are done Monday-Friday from 8-11am and 1-4pm. No appointment is needed. Fees vary per test, from $10 and up.
  • A processing fee of $25 will be added to all appointments that are only for lab work.

PAYMENTS:

The clinic accepts the following payment forms: cash, debit, or credit cards only. Payment is due in full at the time of service. The clinic does not accept any insurance plans.

If you are unable to afford the clinic fees, you might qualify for our Physicians Reach Out program.

MORE INFO:

Call 704-375-0172 to schedule an appointment or for more information.