Free and Low-Cost Health Care
Orange County (MDC)
Updated June 2022
Pursuant to Florida law, county residents below 100% of the federal poverty level, FPL, are entitled to free primary and prenatal care. See, Fla. Stat. 154.011 generally and Fla. Stat. 154.011(1))(c)(7); and Fla. Admin. Code R. 64F-16.006(1)(a).
In Orange County, that care is provided through the Jackson Health System (JHS). This link provides information on how to apply for free or reduced cost care.
In addition to primary and prenatal care through JHS, uninsured country residents can seek care through federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Services are based on a sliding scale and there are co-payments for services.. See 42 CFR 405.2434 Contact information for FQHCs and other clinics is listed below.
Financial Assistance at Hospitals:
Financial assistance is available to patients who have limited or no resources to pay for emergent or medically necessary services and applies to bills from Orlando Health Hospitals and employed physicians. Financial assistance is based on information that considers your yearly income and family size based on federal poverty guidelines. Link to more information and financial assistance applications:
For assistance with Hospital Billing:
Orlando Health Patient Accounting
Phone 407.734.2675 or 844.459.5859
For assistance with Physician Billing:
Professional Services Central Business Office
Contact Phone: 321.841.3900 or 800.305.8290 | Contact Email: FinancialAssistance@orlandohealth.com
Jackson Memorial Hospital:
Uninsured MDC residents can request a Financial Assessment Appointment. Applicants will be asked to provide information regarding your citizenship/residency, including proof that you have lived in Orange for at least 90 days, gross income, and size of family unit. Applicants can call 305-585-6000 to schedule an appointment with an Enrollment Specialist and obtain an outpatient clinic appointment. For more information, see this flyer.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mount Sinai provides financial assistance to eligible persons who have healthcare needs and are uninsured, ineligible for a government program or are otherwise unable to pay, for medically necessary care or emergency medical conditions based on their individual financial situation.
To inquire about applying for financial assistance, call Customer Service at 305-674-2130, Monday-Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Uninsured patients may qualify for discounts for medically necessary services depending upon family income. Certain geographical residence requirements may apply. Amounts due under the financial assistance program are limited to amounts generally billed to individuals with health insurance. A financial counselor is available by phone at 786-596-6507 or in the hospital admitting departments.
FREE OR LOW-COST CLINICS:
For a list of all clinics: https://www.freeclinics.com/co/fl-orange
OTHER RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Primary Care Access Network (PCAN) Partnership of private groups, Orange County government, hospitals and others. PCAN guides uninsured and Medicaid patients to services. Online: pcanorangecounty.com Phone: 407-836-7226
Central Florida Family Health Center Private, nonprofit group that runs clinics in Orange and Seminole counties. Dental services at some locations. Online: cffhc.org Phone: 407-322-8645
Community Health Centers Inc. Private, nonprofit group that runs nine clinics in Orange and Lake counties. Dental services at some locations. Online: chcfl.com Phone: 407-905-8827
Health Care Center for the Homeless Private, nonprofit group that runs a clinic in Orlando and a mobile medical unit that travels into Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Services include vision and mental health. Online: hcch.org Phone: 407-428-5751
Shepherd's Hope Faith-based group that provides care from volunteer doctors at various locations in Orange and Seminole, evening hours. Online: shepherdshope.org Phone: 407-876-6699
Orange County Health Department Government agency that serves specific groups, such as pregnant women and HIV/AIDS patients. Also provides children's immunizations, dental care and family planning. Online: orchd.com Phone: 407-858-1400
Osceola County Health Department Services include primary care; maternity and women's health; child health and immunizations; dental care; STD and HIV testing and treatment. Online: osceolahealth.org Phone: 407-343-2000
Seminole County Health Department Offers a range of services that include primary-care for Medicaid clients; HIV and STD treatment; childhood immunizations; maternal-health and pregnancy testing; communicable diseases; children's dental care; and travel vaccines. Online: seminolecohealth.com Phone: 407-665-3700
Volusia County Health Department Child immunizations; STD testing and treatment; women's health; and other services. Online: volusiahealth.com Phone: 386-822-6215
Halifax Dunn Health Center Focuses on uninsured and underinsured adults with chronic medical illnesses. Services include preventive care, sick care, adolescent services and family planning. May provide referrals to specialists as needed. Located at 1455 Dunn Ave, Daytona Beach. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online: halifaxhealth.org Phone: 386-239-6198
Halifax Keech Health Center Provides care to uninsured children. Services include preventive care, sick care and immunization. Located at 431 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online: halifaxhealth.org Phone: 386-947-3553
Lake County Health Department Services include family planning, childhood immunizations, STD testing and treatment, maternity care and pediatrics. Online: lakechd.com Phone: 352-589-6424
Polk County Health Department Provides a variety of care at free or reduced costs. Call for specifics. Services include family planning, maternity care, hepatitis testing, HIV/AIDS, STD and TB testing, child health care, children's dental care and traveler immunizations. Online: mypolkchd.org Phone: 863-519-7900
Orange County Secondary Services Government program to provide specialty care to eligible Orange County adults who are uninsured and low-income. Online: orangecountyfl.net/cms Phone: 407-836-7100
Community After-Hours Medical Clinic at Florida Hospital Low-cost or free clinic for uninsured, offered at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 2604 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando. Limited to the first 25 patients. No appointment necessary. Online: floridahospital.com/Services/AfterHoursClinic.aspx Phone: 407-303-7298
Florida Hospital Heart Failure Clinic Free medical care for uninsured heart-disease patients who meet certain requirements. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 101 S. Westmoreland Drive, Orlando. By appointment only. No Web site. Phone: 407-836-7195
Get Healthy Florida Public and private collaboration to provide free flu shots and free preventive screenings to residents of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties. Online: gethealthyflorida.com Phone: 407-688-8715
Florida Drug Discount Card Allows eligible residents to save on most prescriptions. Online: floridadiscountdrugcard.com Phone: 1-866-341-8894.
Together RX Access Free discount card that allows eligible participants to save 25 percent to 40 percent on most drugs. To qualify, you must be a legal U.S. resident who is not eligible for Medicare and has no prescription-drug coverage. Online: togetherrxaccess.com Phone: 1-800-444-4106
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Provides reduced and free medications to eligible people. Online: pparx.org Phone: 1-888-477-2669