Northland Cares

Northland Cares offers a simplified and affordable approach to healthcare costs, making medical, behavioral, and dental services more obtainable to individuals and families.

We are dedicated to making healthcare straightforward, accessible and affordable for everyone in our community.

Key Benefits

The program ensures that healthcare services remain affordable.

Access to Quality Care:
Everyone deserves access to high quality healthcare services and this plan makes this a reality.

Financial Relief:
Patients experience financial relief by paying reduced fees, making healthcare expenses more manageable.

Preventative Care:
Affordable healthcare encourages individuals to receive preventative care services, leading to better health outcomes in the long run.

Peace of Mind:
No one should have to choose between their health and their finances. Northland Cares provides peace of mind by removing this barrier.


Northland Cares eligibilty is based on individuals and families who meet specific income and family size criteria. You may qualify with or without insurance, and you may qualify even though you have Medicare or Medicaid.

To see if you are eligible, find your family size in the information below. If your family’s annual income is less than the amount listed, you qualify for Northland Cares.


To apply for Northland Cares, please submit one acceptable proof of income for all members of your household
(related and unrelated) listed below.

  • Two most recent pay stubs
  • Current Tax Return
  • Current W-2s from all employment
  • Bank statements supporting income declaration on sliding fee application
  • Social Security or Unemployment Award Letter
  • Department of Social Services Benefit Statements
  • Letter from a government office explaining the benefits you do or do not qualify for (unemployment office or social security office, etc.)
  • Denial letter for an application of benefits (must be dated within the last 3 months)

Northland Cares Application

Northland Cares applications are available at any of our locations or available to apply online. All information will remain confidential and will only be viewed by Northland Health Centers

Along with proof of income, please also provide a completed Northland Cares application. 


Yes. If you bring in two current and consecutive pay stubs with your application, the slide will be retroactively applied for 90 days prior to the date of application. If using tax statements, it will be applied to the beginning of the year. This will grant you a slide discount for any prior visits in that time frame.


 All patients who do not pay their share of the bill will receive a statement. We do accept payment plans. Amounts outstanding on your account may be referred to a collection agency for further action, so it is important to keep your account up to date.


No, you do not. All are welcome!


Northland Cares can be used in conjunction with your annual insurance deductibles/co-insurance (but not copays that your insurance requires). Call xxx-xxx-xxxx to discuss your situation with a billing representative.


Yes, all information that we collect about you is confidential.


Household size is defined as mother, father, children, significant other, husband, wife and any dependent adult or child who is supported by the household unit and benefits from the combined household income. Roommates do not qualify as “household members”. Unborn children are not included in the calculation of household size.

Children up to 18 years old, living at home, qualify as a dependent and their income will not count toward the families’ income

Children 18-21 years old, who are in college and still live at home, will qualify as a dependent and their income will not count toward the household income

Children over 18 years old, not in school and are working, will be considered on their own income and will not count as a dependent

Elderly parents living with their grown children can be counted as a dependent. If they have income it must be included in the household income otherwise they will be required to apply for the sliding fee program on their own.

The Northland Cares program is active the same day it was submitted and effective until April 30th. Please allow up to 30 days from the time of submitting your application for processing and official approval. The slide can be retroactively applied to earlier visits if the patient applies using pay stubs or tax statements.

No, but it would be extremely helpful if you would mention to the front desk that you are also a patient for either dental or medical care after you have submitted an application. We do make every effort to ensure that the approved application is loaded into your files in both the medical and dental electronic health record systems, but this will help us to ensure there are no hassles in the future.

All services provided at Northland Health Center locations are available on a Northland Cares Program. There are certain services that may have a different nominal fee due to the high cost of outside lab services. Please ask the front desk prior to receiving services for additional information on these.