Sliding Fee Discount

Information

The most common reason people contact Support Services at Bluestem Health is because they want to know if they can get assistance paying for their healthcare or a discount in the services offered at Bluestem Health. Many people are surprised to find that they can qualify for assistance by our Sliding Scale Doctors. The sliding fee discount can be applied to co-pays, deductibles not met, share-of-cost amounts, co-insurance, and services not covered by a patient’s plan. Patients do need to meet the eligibility requirements to enroll, but the Sliding Fee Discount Program is especially beneficial to qualified recipients who have high deductibles.

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

As an FQHC we are able to offer discounted office visits, labs, and x-rays for patients who may be 200% or below the Federal Poverty Limits. Many patients who qualify for our Sliding Fee Discount Program pay anywhere between $30-$70, depending on the procedure. If you are a patient of Bluestem Health in Lincoln and have insurance with a high deductible plan, the amount that you pay out-of-pocket could be reduced to those same nominal fees based off of your eligibility with the Sliding Fee Discount Program. However, it is not uncommon for charges to be more. Below is a chart* that outlines a list of common services provided at our clinics and the fees associated with them.

We have options for paying for services.

Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska is committed to helping our patients make informed decisions about their healthcare. This includes being transparent about costs for providing services to our patients. We offer several options when paying for services.

Sliding Fee Discount Program Charges

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Not a Complete list of costs. Prices do not reflect your costs if you have insurance. Those costs depend on your health insurance plan coverage.

ServicesLOL1L2L3L4Self Pay W/O Ins.
Moderately Complex Office Visit$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$247.00
Minor Complexity Office Visit$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$168.00
Hemoglobin A1c to Check Blood Sugar$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$25.00
New Patient Office Visit Moderately Complex$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$373.00
New Patient Office Visit Minor$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$244.00
Urinalysis Test$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$25.00
Influenza Vaccine$16.00$20.00$25.00$30.00$35.00$31.00
A Series of Labs to Check for Metabolic Status (Unknown disease)$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$25.00
A complete Metabolic Panel$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$26.00
Vaccine Administration$9.00$10.00$11.00$12.00$13.00$39.00
Strep Test$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$41.00
Rapid COVID Test$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$88.00
Tdap Tetanus/Diphtheria Vaccination$16.00$20.00$25.00$30.00$35.00$108.00
Well Child Physical Ages < 1$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$224.00
Well Child Physical Ages 1-4$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$229.00
Well Adult Physical Ages 5-11$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$243.00
Well Child Physical Ages 12-17$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$267.00
Preventive Visit Ages 19-39$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$273.00
Preventive Visit Ages 40-64$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$291.00
Preventive Visit Ages 65+$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$70.00$312.00
Medication Administration$9.00$10.00$11.00$12.00$13.00$46.00
Lipid Profile$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$33.00
Test to Check for Anticoagulants$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$25.00
Pneumoccal Vaccine$16.00$20.00$25.00$30.00$35.00$473.00
Thyroid Test$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$435.00
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB vaccine)$16.00$20.00$25.00$30.00$35.00$40.00
Influenza Test$10.00$12.00$15.00$17.00$20.00$35.00
Lesion Removal$20.00$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$71.00
Removal of Skin Tags Less 15 or Less$20.00$30.00$40.00$50.00$60.00$311.00
Removal of Skin Tags Less 10 or Less$20.00$30.00$35.00$35.00$35.00$67.00
Updated June 2022.


Bluestem Health is credentialed with many health and dental insurance companies, such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, and Medica. If you want to verify that Bluestem Health in Lincoln accepts your insurance, you may call our Billing Department at (402) 470-5430.

If you have questions about how much your visit will cost for that day, please ask for an estimate. To learn more about the Sliding Fee Discount Program’s eligibility requirements, call (402) 476-1455 and speak with one of our Support Services representatives.

Contacts

Main Clinic

1021 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

Directions

Medical Clinic

(402) 476-1455

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dental Clinic

(402) 476-1640

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contacts

Main Clinic

1021 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

Directions

Medical Clinic

(402) 476-1455

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dental Clinic

(402) 476-1640

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Finding Purpose in Service

For Rebecca Chandler, Kreshel Clinic manager, finding purpose in service is at...

Our CFO’s Perspective on Leading a Non-Profit Healthcare Organization

Learn how CFO, Jacque Fanning, CPA, CGMA, brings a unique perspective when...

Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

Enjoy the best summer in Lincoln with your family by following these tips to...

Our CEO’s Vision for Transformative Growth

Brad Meyer’s tenure as CEO in September 2014 marked a critical moment for our...

The Five Most Common Concerns About Vaccines

Vaccines have been one of the most significant advancements in modern medicine,...

Developing A Skilled and Dedicated Team At Bluestem Health

Shane Ludwig, Bluestem Health’s COO since 2014, has been developing a skilled...

Our Payment Portal: A Convenient Way to Pay Your Medical Bills

We make it easy for patients to pay with our Online Bill Pay. Not only is it...

Navigating Healthcare Costs: How Bluestem Health Provides Financial Assistance

At Bluestem Health, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality...

A Team Approach To Healthcare

Collaboration among doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,...

Medicaid: What’s New In 2024 and How Bluestem Health’s Family Medicaid Doctors Can Help

Bluestem Health’s family doctors specialize in providing care to individuals...

New or Current Patients, Schedule an Appointment

(402) 476-1455

(402) 476-1455

Current Bluestem Health Patients May Self Schedule Online