Houtzdale Rural Health Center

 

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Houtzdale Rural Health Center
120 Spring Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651
Phone: (814) 497- 4297

Restrictions and New Procedures Implemented Due to COVID-19

Houtzdale Rural Health Center  has implemented additional procedures for patient protection and safety as follows:

When patients call to make an appointment staff will ask if you believe you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been exposed to the virus, have traveled to a high risk area, or if you have any symptoms like cough, fever or shortness of breath.

For patients who need to visit the office for a face-to-face appointment, separate waiting and treatment areas are designated for patients who are well and those who are sick.

Patients with signs or symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, fever, positive exposure history or positive travel history will be seen in the parking lot. Patients will be given a dedicated cell phone number to call upon arrival and nursing staff and providers will see patients in the parking lot in order to minimize exposure.

To limit the number of people who enter the offices, patients are asked to please come to their appointment alone, if that is possible. One person may accompany a patient if the patient is a minor or if the patient has a caregiver who is essential for communicating with the patient’s provider. Anyone who accompanies a patient but does not need to remain with the patient during their appointment will be asked to wait in their vehicle.

For patients are scheduled for a routine follow up, a telehealth visit will be completed instead of a traditional face-to-face visit in the office until the COVID-19 crisis resolves.  Our staff will be contacting patients to set this up.

Patients who use the patient portal provided by TRHN’s primary care offices will receive information about the telehealth services and the new procedures that have been implemented via the portal.

Community members are reminded to take steps to protect themselves from illness as well as spreading illness to others. Wash your hands often. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue that you discard or cough and sneeze into your elbow. Don’t touch your face. Clean surfaces often. Stay home when you are sick and avoid sick people. Social distancing is also recommended with people advised to limit their contact in public and in crowds to reduce exposure and the spread of illness.

People should also be aware of the signs of COVID-19 which include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

About Us

The Houtzdale Rural Health Center is a primary care physician practice, state certified rural health clinic (RHC), in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. We provide services to adults age 18 years of age and older.

Our clinic provides primary healthcare to the residents of  Houtzdale, PA and surrounding communities.   We provide services to people regardless of their age, race, creed, sex, national origin, or ability to pay.

Our facility is handicap accessible and meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Houtzdale Rural Health Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

Services

Houtzdale Rural Health Center practitioners address daily patient care needs by diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries as well as providing initial preventive physical examinations and employer/institution mandated examinations and vaccinations.  Blood draws for patients’ lab testing is also provided.

We provide Chronic Care Management Services to help our Medicare patients who have two or more chronic conditions or illnesses.  The service provides personal attention from a healthcare professional to help you better manage your care and help you make the best choices for your health.

Additionally, we provide Medicare Annual Wellness Visits to our Medicare patients.

Telehealth Appointments

Houtzdale Rural Health Center offers patient appointments using telehealth services. The telehealth services are available to patients as an option and are in addition to the traditional in office appointments offered.

Telehealth is the use of technology such as videos and phone calls to connect patients with their healthcare providers.   It allows patients to connect with their health provider for assessment, treatment, monitoring or education from the comfort of their own home. This is accomplished using technology such as a cell phone, laptop computer, desktop computer, ipad, a streaming service or other device.

Staff at our office communicates with patients in advance of their Telehealth visit to provide access instructions.

Telehealth visits have a copay just like normal offices visits.

Most insurances pay for Telehealth visits just as they do for in office appointments.

For patients who do not use electronic devices, they can talk to family members or friends to see if someone they know has a way to help them make a video call.

If through the video call it is determined that a patient needs to come to the office in person or needs to see a specialist, the doctor’s office will make a plan for that with the patient.

The communication between doctor and patient through the video call is secure to insure patient privacy.

For more information or to make a Telehealth appointment please call us at  (814) 497-4297.

 

Insurances And Programs

We accept most major insurances including Medicare and  a variety of  Medicaid insurance plans including the following:

In addition, we will attempt to panel with any other insurances not listed above dependent upon patient demand.

Hours

Houtzdale Rural Health Center is open Mondays – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Patients are seen by appointment.

 

Physicians:

 

Fawzia Haque, M.D.

 

 

Jim McCliment, PA-C

• Jim McCliment, PA-C

 

 

 

Sliding Fee Discount

The Houtzdale Rural Health Center is a state certified rural health clinic.  We are able to offer a discount on some service’s based on a family’s income and size.

Determining Eligibility for the Sliding Fee Discount
Eligibility for the sliding fee discount is determined based on a family’s income and size.  The Houtzdale Rural Health Center Sliding Fee Discount Application must be completed and submitted. The Sliding Fee Discount Scale is then used to determine your eligibility.

Your family discount will be determined on a yearly basis.

It should be noted that there is a minimum charge amount for some procedures, labs and medications.

Houtzdale Rural Health Center Sliding Fee Scale

2020 Income Guidelines

 

   Family Size                     US Poverty Guidelines    200% of US Poverty Guidelines   300% of US Poverty Guidelines

                                                                                                    100% coverage                               Discounted Coverage

 

1                                           $12,760                               <$25,520                                           <$38,280

2                                           $17,240                              <$34,480                                            <$51,720

3                                           $21,720                               <$43,440                                           <$65,160

4                                           $26,200                               <$52,400                                           <$78,600

5                                           $30,680                               <$61,360                                           <$92,040

6                                           $35,160                               <$70,320                                           <$105,480

7                                           $39,640                               <$79,280                                           <$118,920

8                                           $44,120                               <$88,240                                           <$132,360

 

For each additional person, add $4,480

Sliding Fee Discount Application
To qualify for the sliding fee, you must complete and submit the Houtzdale Rural Health Center Sliding Fee Discount Application.

To apply for the sliding fee discount:

  1. Complete the application below
  2. Print the application and bring it to the Houtzdale Rural Health Center.

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SlidingFeeApplication

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You can also mail the application to the clinic at the following address:

Houtzdale Rural Health Center
20 Spring Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651
Phone: (814) 497- 4297

 

Sliding fee payment is due and payable at the time of service. To maintain the sliding fee discount, fees must be paid promptly.  If you are unable to make payment at time of service, please speak to the receptionist to make other arrangements.  Failure to do so may result in loss of discount.

Chronic Care Management Services and Annual Wellness Visit

Chronic Care Management Services

The Tyrone Rural Health Center provides Chronic Care Management (CCM)Services to help our Medicare patients who have two or more chronic conditions or illnesses.  The service provides personal attention from a healthcare professional to help you better manage your care and help you make the best choices for your health.  Those who participate in the Chronic Care Management Service access a healthcare professional in between medical appointments and as needed for help to keep track of your medical history, medications, and all the doctors you see. You’ll also receive a comprehensive care plan that outlines your treatment plan and goals.

If you are a patient at the Tyrone Rural Health Center, have Medicare and live with two or more chronic conditions, you may be eligible for Chronic Care Management Services. For more information or to see if you are eligible, call the CCM Team directly at (814) 682-1850.

Annual Wellness Visit

  • For patients who have had Medicare for more than 12 months. Medicare allows one Annual Wellness Visit every 365 days.
  • FREE – there is no cost for patients with Medicare
  • Not a physical exam
  • Opportunities to have face-to-face time with the Chronic Care Team to go over your individual health history, set up preventative screenings and services, and make up a health plan
  • Helps regular doctor visits run more smoothly and efficiently.  Your doctor can look at your custom-made plan and know your most important health risks and concerns.  This gives you more time during regular doctor visits to talk about new health issues.

For more information about the Annual Wellness Visit or our Chronic Care Management Services call our team directly at (814) 682-1850.