A low-cost health clinic?

stethoscope and ophthalmoscopeLooking to help a friend, Steph emails:

I have a friend who is headed back to school in the fall for the first time in a while. The problem is, the school requires a physical for enrollment, and said friend doesn't have health insurance. Are there any Capital District clinics that provide lower-cost physicals, or any similar resources?

Got a suggestion for Steph's friend? Please share!

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go to whitney-young it is an FQHC with a sliding fee scale.

Have you simply tried explaining the situation to a doctor? Most physicians employ sliding scale fees for the uninsured whether it's advertized or not. In my poor, post-college years I got a lot of health care dirt cheap just by explaining my financial situation.

Planned Parenthood has a sliding scale fee

Whitney M. Young Health Center in Arbor Hill accepts payments on a sliding scale. They provide a wide variety of services.

Has your friend tried contacting the school health facility? I believe most of them have a doctor that would be able to provide a physical.

I agree with Cassie - check with the school's health clinic first. In my experience, "sliding scale" can still mean you're shelling out a lot, so check around.

Planned Parenthood!

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