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Sliding Fee Discount Program

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.

Commercial Insurance

Commercial Insurance

Self Pay without Insurance

Self Pay without Insurance

Sliding Fee Discount Program

Sliding Fee Discount Program for patients that qualify

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Bluestem Health is 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.


Sliding Fee Discount Program Charges
Sliding Fee Discount Program Charges LO L1 L2 L3 L4 Self Pay W/O Ins.
Moderately Complex Office Visit $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $194.00
Minor Complexity Office Visit $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $132.00
Normal Injections (other than vaccine) $9.00 $10.00 $11.00 $12.00 $13.00 $15.00
A1c to Check Blood Sugar $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $40.00
Draw Blood $5.00 $6.00 $7.00 $8.00 $9.00 $24.00
New Patient Office Visit $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $193.00
Dip Stick Urinalysis Test $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $35.00
Influenza Vaccine $19.00 $20.00 $21.00 $22.00 $23.00 $25.00
A Series of Labs to Check for Metabolic Status (known disease) $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $34.00
Vaccines $9.00 $10.00 $11.00 $12.00 $13.00 $15.00
Cholesterol Test $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $33.00
Thyroid Test $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $37.00
A Series of Labs for Red & White Blood Cells $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $34.00
Deep Muscle Injections $9.00 $10.00 $11.00 $12.00 $13.00 $59.00
Strep Test $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $35.00
Microalbumin Test $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $35.00
Tetanus/Diptheria Vaccination for 7 Years or Older $16.00 $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $50.00
Well Child Physical Ages 1-4 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $187.00
Well Adult Physical Ages 40-64 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $223.00
Well Child Physical Ages < 1 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $175.00
A Series of Labs to Check for Metabolic Status (unknown disease) $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $34.00
Review of Systems for a New Patient $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $134.00
Well Adult Physical Ages 18-39 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $209.00
Test to Check for Anticoagulants $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $35.00
Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine $16.00 $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $50.00
Test to check for Hypo or Hyper Thyroid Disorder (known disease) $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $34.00
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB vaccine) $16.00 $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $50.00
Test to Check for Infections $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $17.00 $20.00 $30.00
Test to Check for Heart Condition $20.00 $30.00 $34.00 $34.00 $34.00 $39.00
Influenza Test $11.00 $13.00 $16.00 $18.00 $21.00 $31.00
Lesion Removal $21.00 $31.00 $41.00 $51.00 $61.00 $71.00
Removal of Skin Tags Less 15 or Less $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $204.00
Removal of Skin Tags Less 10 or Less $20.00 $30.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $44.00

*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.

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.