The Macon Volunteer Clinic provides primary medical, dental, and eye care to actively employed, uninsured adult residents of Bibb County, Georgia, who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Thanks to a generous network of caring volunteers and donors right here in the community, our patients receive our services at no cost to them. In Central Georgia, MVC is the only clinic providing free primary medical care to Bibb County residents who work and are uninsured. MVC is unique in that it offers a full range of services to include access to specialists who also provide care at no charge to patients.
- Patient Eligibility Guidelines
- Eligibility Screening
- Patient Responsibilities
- Prescription Medications
- Hours and Appointments
Patient Eligibility Guidelines
- Be actively employed.
- Live in Bibb County.
- Be between the ages of 18–64.
- Be uninsured (no Medicaid or Medicare, private or employer-provided health insurance, or VA benefits).
- Provide a valid social security number.
- Provide a current year tax return for you and your spouse.
- You must earn no more than 200% of the 2017 federal income guidelines: 1-person household $24,120; 2-person $32,480; 3-person $40,840; 4-person $49,200; 5-person $57,560; 6-person $65,920; 7-person $74,280; 8-person $82,640. For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
Macon Volunteer Clinic treats only working adults who are uninsured. Many people are exempt from the Affordable Care Act requirement to purchase health insurance because of extremely low incomes or other hardship cases.
Patients must be screened for eligibility before receiving an appointment to see a physician. Eligibility screening appointments are offered every Wednesday at 2pm and 3pm. Please bring the following items to your screening:
- Picture ID
- Social Security card
- Letter from your employer stating that you are employed and you do not have health insurance
- If your spouse is working, a letter from your spouse’s employer stating that there is no insurance that covers you
- If you are self employed, bring an up-to-date Profit and Loss statement and Schedule C.
- The last six payroll slips for you and your spouse
- Two utility bills with your name and address to confirm Bibb County residency
- Current year’s 1040 tax return for you and your spouse. If you file separately from your spouse, we consider both incomes. You must provide the spouse’s 1040 for the current year.
- Patients must bring medications to every doctor visit. Diabetic patients are required to bring their glucometer to every doctor visit.
- Patients may request prescription renewals during doctor visits only. Patients are responsible for knowing when refills are due.
- Patients must provide 48 hours notice when canceling an appointment.
- Patients will be screened for eligibility every year. Experience proves that our most successful patients are those who are actively involved in their own healthcare.
- There are no MVC physicians on call during nights, weekends, or holidays. MVC is not private health insurance. Expenses for services provided at any facility, other than Macon Volunteer Clinic, are the patient’s responsibility.
In the event of a true medical emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
MVC physicians make best efforts to prescribe generic, low-cost medications for you to purchase at your local pharmacy. When possible, prescription medications are provided to our patients free of charge through our Patient Prescription Assistance Program (PPAP). If you require a renewal of a prescription, you must schedule an appointment with a doctor. Bring all of your medications with you when you see the doctor. If you require a refill of your medication(s) from the pharmacy, please notify MVC at least 48 hours before you run out of medication(s). If you require a refill of PPAP medication(s), please notify the Patient Assistance Coordinator at least two weeks before you run out of your medication(s). PPAP medications are ordered directly from pharmaceutical companies and may take up to two weeks to receive. MVC does not refill prescriptions on a walk-in basis.
- Primary Medical Care
- Dental Exams, X-rays, Cleanings, Restorative Services, and Extractions
- Eye Exams and Prescription Eyeglasses
- Non-narcotic Prescription Medication Assistance
- Cancer Screenings (such as Mammograms, PAP Smears and Colonoscopies)
- Laboratory Analyses
- Diagnostic Services
- Diabetic education and testing supplies (glucometers, testing strips, and lancets)
- Nutrition Counseling
- Mental Health Counseling
- GYN Services
- Dermatology Services
- Outpatient Surgery through S.P.I.N. – Surgery for People In Need
Hours and Appointments
For active patients, appointments with a healthcare provider are available on:
- Monday 5–7 pm
- Tuesday 5–7 pm
- Wednesday 9 am–12:30 pm
- Thursday 9 am–12:30 pm
- Saturday appointments are available, every sixth Saturday.
Eye Clinic Hours: Monday 1–4 pm
Dental Clinic: Monday 1–4 pm; Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Only established patients who have seen a physician may schedule a dental or eye clinic appointment.
- Monday 12–5 pm
- Tuesday 12–5 pm
- Wednesday 9 am–12:30 pm, 2–4 pm
- Thursday 9 am–12:30 pm, 2–4 pm
- Friday Closed