Community Medical Center of West Volusia, Florida (CMC) is a federally-certified rural health clinic with two established locations in Deland, FL and Orange City, FL. Community Medical Center's goal is to assist the underserved population by providing low cost medical care to the community.
Medical services currently provided by the CMC clinics include sick and health maintenance examinations for adults and children, totaling over 26,000 patient visits in 2007. A large number of patients seen by Community Medical Center are minorities, low-income families, and/or persons with disabilities. Our knowledgeable staff at both sites are experienced with the unique situations associated with serving persons with disabilities with the quality of care and attention they require and provide a comfortable and professional clinical environment for all patients. Our clinics provide low cost, high quality medical care to this particular demographic by offering services to Medicare and Medicaid patients and by using a sliding scale fee program.
Over 84% of our patient population are either Medicare or Medicaid eligible or fall below the 100-200% poverty level, as per federal poverty guidelines, and are considered eligible for the sliding scale fee program. The discounted/sliding fee schedule is used to ensure that no financial barriers exist for those who meet certain financial eligibility criteria; fees are set based on federal poverty guidelines; patient eligibility is determined by annual income and family size. Schedules are established and implemented to ensure that a non-discriminatory, uniform, and reasonable charge is consistently and evenly applied, on a routine basis.Community Medical Center of West Volusia FloridaFor Immediate ReleaseThe Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) Deland Community Medical Centers of West Volusia, PA is a participant in the VFC (Vaccines for Children Program), which provides vaccines at no cost to the low income families enrolled with their clinics. Community Medical Centers of West Volusia, PA has been participating in this program for over 5 years, and will continue to do so as long as the program is available.
The Florida Vaccines for Children Program is a public-private partnership that has improved the health of Florida's children by encouraging comprehensive children's health care in a medical home through facilitating timely and appropriate childhood immunizations. VFC is federally financed and is adminislered in Florida by the Department of Health Bureau of Immunization. The program began in 1994, and approximalely $52,000,000 worth of vaccines were distributed to privale physicians, hospitals, and other private heallh care providers throughout Florida last year.
Unfortunately, at this time Community Medical Center, like most other medical facilities, is still awaiting the arrival of influenza vaccine (flu vaccine). For this situation we do apologize. We want assure our clienls that we are doing everything within our power to gel these vaccines and to prioritze those that need it most.
According to the CDC (Cenler for Disease Control) the following groups should take priority over heal!hy adults. The following pliority groups for vaccination with inactivated infuenza vaccine this season are considered to be of equal importance and are:
All children aged 6 to 23 months
Adults age 65 years and older
Persons aged 2 to 64 years with underlying chronic medical conditions
All women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
Children aged 6 months to 18 years on chronic aspirin therapy
The Sliding Scale Fee Program Missionaries of Hope, Inc. is a medical missionary devoted to the well-being, education and spiritual growth of those in need in the local community, Dr. Marcelo R. Anayas, an internal medicine physician, and his wife, Dr. Concepcion S. Anayas, a local pediatrician, founded Missionaries of Hope. Dr. Anayas, a man of deep religious conviction, wanted to do more than treat the body, as he believes well-being comes from the balance of mind, body and spirit.
Realizing that many fundamental values and educational opportunities are missing from minority families living at or below the poverty level, Dr. Anayas wanted to break the cycle of poverty and help the underprivileged help themselves.Missionaries of Hope, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation, which filed on February 06,1996 and was assigned document number N96000000629. The IRS has determined an exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in 501(c) 3 on March 31 , 1997.
Missionaries of Hope and Community Medical Centers of West Volusia are proud to announce their newest program for the uninsured and underinsured families of West Volusia County. Missionaries of Hope are accepting applications for this program via the intemet at www.missionariesofhope.org, or one can be picked up at any Community Medical Center location.
The discounted/sliding fee schedule is used to ensure that no financial barriers exist for those who meet certain financial eligibility criteria; Fees are set based on federal poverty guidelines; patient eligibil ity is determined by annual income and family size. Schedules are established and implemented to ensure that a non-discriminatory, uniform, and reasonable charge is consistently and evenly applied, on a routine basis.
For patients whose income and family size place them below poverty, a "typical" nominal fee is often between $7 and $15; patients between 101-200% of poverty are expected to pay some percentage of the full fee.
A discounted/sliding fee schedule applies only to amounts assessed to patients. Billing for third party coverage, i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance carriers, etc .. is set at the usual and customary full charge. Using a discounted/sliding fee schedule ensures that Volusia County families will no longer have financial barriers obstructing their access to high quality medical care.