**WE ACCEPT MEDICARE & MEDICAID AS WELL AS PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS**
(For self-pay patients, please see bottom of page)
Primary Healthcare Clinic
We offer a wide range of healthcare for all ages. Appointments are available on a same day/next day basis. We accept most insurances and in addition offer a sliding scale fee for uninsured patients. Examples of our medical services include:
- management of chronic medical problems (diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and obesity)
- acute care of illness (bronchitis, strep throat, sinus infections, and rashes/contact dermatitis)
- well child exams
- well adult exams and prevention as well as blood work and pap smears
In addition we offer flat-rate specialized physical exams. You do not need to be an established patient to receive flat rate services which includes: school, college, camp & sports physicals for $40.
The Daily Planet Healthcare Center Hours:
The Daily Planet open access appointment are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Starting in July, Daily Planet will be providing integrated care services in teams. Each team will be able to provide medical, behavioral health, case management, and dental services to best meet all your healthcare needs.
* TB testing is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am – 3pm. Walk-ins only. There is a $20 charge or free with shelter referral. A follow up visit is required to receive results of the TB test.
**HIV testing is available on the first and third Monday of each month from 1pm to 3pm on a walk-in basis only. This service is provided free of charge.
Behavioral Health Clinic
Our Behavioral Health Clinic provides mental health counseling (group, one-on-one and family), substance abuse counseling, medication management and evaluation, and psychiatric evaluations and assessments.
The Daily Planet’s Behavioral Health Clinic services include: assessment & evaluations for treatment, counseling & therapy (individuals, group & family), psychiatric services.
The Daily Planet Behavioral Health Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed between 12pm and 1pm)
To receive Behavioral Health Services:
- Central registration
- Initial mental health assessment:
Available Monday – Thursday at 10am for the first three clients
(due to the limited slots, you should arrive by 7:00 am. The doors open at 7:30 am and you should put your name on the list). Some intake appointments may be arranged once registered.
- Psychiatry appointments (after initial mental health assessment) are scheduled by calling 804-649-2119 ext. 274.
Current open groups:
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Open support group for those seeking support for medical and co-occurring behavioral health conditions.
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Open support group for people struggling to maintain their recovery from both substance abuse and mental health problems.
Other groups are available on referral from other Daily Planet staff.
Please be aware that there is a cost associated with ALL dental services, including extractions. The cost is determined during the financial screening process. We use a sliding scale fee system that is based on the federal poverty guidelines.
Our dental clinic provides comprehensive dental services, including preventative and restorative services as well as urgent care. These services include: cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures and root canals.
Emergency dental services are available Monday and Thursday, schedule permitting. Emergency Dental Services include extractions ONLY and are provided on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call 804-783-0678.**
Dental Clinic Hours:
8am – 4:30pm (closed between 12pm and 1pm)
Call (804) 783-0678 to schedule a dental appointment.
Our Eye Care Clinic provides a full line of eye care services including eye examinations to evaluate cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases and disorders; glasses and corrective lenses are also offered.
Eye Care Clinic is available once a month on a first come, first serve basis. For additional information call 804-649-2119 ext. 249.
There is a co-pay for eye care, which includes eye exam and glasses (if needed). The copay is based on a sliding scale.
Case Management assists individuals who have multiple, complex barriers to resolving homelessness. Case Management offers resources to create a stable lifestyle while utilizing a comprehensive, integrated approach for an individual’s holistic wellness. As a way of sustaining homeless individuals on their way to stability, basic life services are offered which include access to showers, laundry facilities.
Uninsured or New?
If you are uninsured, we have a sliding scale program to minimize your healthcare costs. To qualify for this assistance, please bring:
- Photo identification (if available)
- Insurance card or VCC card
- Proof of income or statement of no income (example: Notice of Action Food Stamps)
- Your most recent tax return, W-2, or a social services determination letter
- Homeless agency referral, if applicable
For medical, dental and behavioral health services, new patients and patients returning after 6 or more months must first go through The Daily Planet’s central registration before receiving services.
Self Pay Patients
For individuals who are self paying we use a sliding scale fee to determine the cost of services. The sliding scale fee is based on the federal poverty guidelines (click here). Income verification is required (see above).
The Daily Planet is an FTCA deemed facility.