All clinic services are by appointment only. To find out if you are eligible to receive care at Fellowship Health Clinic, please visit one of our eligibility screening days. (You do not need an appointment to be screened for eligibility.)
About Our Eligibility Screening Days
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY SCREENING DAY? Clients are interviewed by a staff member or volunteer to learn if they're eligible for these Fellowship Health Clinic services:
medical care (only for uninsured adults)
FHC provides acute and chronic care.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.
prescription medicine (NO narcotics)
At this time, the prescription program is at capacity.
New patients are not being added to the prescription program until further notice.
dental referrals (for extractions and cleanings ONLY)
After being screened, eligible clients will be given an appointment time for a future date. Patients typically see a physician within one to three weeks of their eligibility screening.
WHEN? 9-11 a.m. the 1st & 2nd Tuesdays of each month. No appointment is necessary to be screened for eligibility; it's first-come, first-served for interviews. Please note: In 2017, there will not be a screening day on July 4th.
WHERE? The Edwards Street Fellowship Center food pantry lobby, 1919 Edwards St., Hattiesburg, MS.
A bus stop for the City of Hattiesburg's Hub City Transit is located directly in front of Fellowship Health Clinic and Edwards Street Fellowship Center. Take Route 4 - Palmers Crossing to Edwards St.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Uninsured & underinsured adults in Forrest or Lamar county
Eligibility is not based only on household income. Other considerations include the client's household expenses and health insurance.
WHAT TO BRING? Interested clients MUST bring all of the following items:
If ID does not have a Forrest or Lamar county address, bring proof of residency.
ALL insurance cards
proof of income and expenses for the entire household:
What is considered "income"?
Proof of monthly income is needed for everyone in your household.
If you have no income, the screener will ask you how you support yourself each month.
If you are temporarily living with someone else, please provide a signed, dated letter from that person explaining the situation.
You may provide the following as proof of income:
recent pay stubs from employment
recent bank statement showing all deposits
current documents showing savings, IRA's, CD's, etc.
Social Security: a bank statement showing direct deposit or a letter from the Social Security office
What is considered an "expense"?
Expenses reflect the money you pay on debts and life's necessities. The clinic accepts receipts or a current bill that shows what you paid the previous month. All receipts must show the amount paid, to whom, and the date.
Bank statements are acceptable when they show to whom the bill was paid-- not just an amount.
Please bring in anything you pay each month for consideration. We give a fixed allotment for food, so no grocery receipts are necessary. We also grant a fixed amount for cable and phone.
Expenses to consider as you gather your bills: Utilities: electricity, water & sewer, gas Car: payments, gas Housing: mortgage or rent Medical: medical bills, prescription & over-the-counter medicine Insurance: life, car, home/property, burial and health insurance