Financial Assistance for Treatment
The Washington County Behavioral Health Board (WCBHB) is the local authority for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and financing publicly funded treatment and prevention services for mental illness and alcohol and drug addiction in Washington County.
Through our contract service providers, the Board offers financial assistance towards discounted services to clients who are uninsured and do not qualify for Medicaid, and/or meet the below income thresholds. The amount a client pays is based on the federal poverty levels, income, and number of dependents. Each year the federal government sets a Federal Poverty Line (FPL) and new income levels that qualify clients for discounted care. The income levels are based on a client’s gross income (how much money you make each month before taxes are taken).
Do I qualify?
To qualify for the WCBHB Sliding Fee Scale, you must bring proof of your “household” gross monthly income to one of our contracted service providers. A “household” includes legal children, a civil union partner or married spouse, and legal dependents. Monthly gross income includes salary, unemployment benefits, disability or social security benefits, investment income or other sources of income that support the household. You should bring proof of all of the household income for yourself and everyone in your household. Applicants must provide one of the following: prior year W-2, two most recent pay stubs, letter from employer, recent bank statements, or Form 4506-T (if W-2 not filed). Self-employed individuals will be required to submit detail of the most recent three months of income and expenses for the business. If household income falls below 138% federal poverty level guidelines, the client must first apply for Medicaid or submit a letter of denial for Medicaid coverage. Adequate information must be made available to determine eligibility for the program. Self-declaration of Income may only be used in special circumstances, specific examples include participants who are homeless. Clients who are unable to provide written documentation of income will be responsible for full amount of their balance until verification is provided. This information will be submitted to the Business Office Manager at the contracted service provider and submitted to the WCBHB to review for final determination as to the sliding fee percentage.
How do I apply?
To qualify, take the required income verification documents with you to your next appointment and ask for a copy of the application at the registration desk at any of our contract service provider locations. For questions, please contact registration of your outpatient location:
• Family Counseling & Rehabilitation Center of Ohio – Marietta – 740-249-8061
• Hopewell Health Centers – Belpre – 740-423-8095
• Integrated Services for Behavioral Health – Marietta – 1-800-321-8293
• Life and Purpose Behavioral Health – Marietta, Belpre, and Beverly – 740-376-0930
• Rigel Recovery Services – Reno – 740-371-5160