1200 North 7th Street, Chariton, Iowa 50049
Phone: (641) 774-3000 | Fax: (641) 774-3207

At Lucas County Health Center, our commitment to your health and well-being is unwavering. We want to assure you that we will never refuse care to you or your family member, regardless of whether we are categorized as an ‘in-network’ provider with your insurance.

To determine our status as an ‘in-network’ provider with your specific health insurance, we recommend contacting your insurance company. You can find the contact number on your insurance card, which is the best way to get accurate and personalized information.

It’s important to be aware that if you find LCHC is not in-network with your insurance and you choose to receive care, the amount you are responsible for may be higher compared to what you owe at in-network providers. This is a crucial consideration in making informed healthcare decisions for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'in-network' mean?

“In-network” healthcare providers have signed a contract with an insurance company. If a doctor or facility has no contract with your health insurance plan, they are considered “out-of-network.”

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What does 'out-of-network' mean?

‘Out-of-network’ means that a healthcare provider does not participate in an insurer’s network.

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I'm visiting from out of state. Do you accept my insurance?

For the most part, insurance networks are somewhat regional. Depending on your plan, benefits may or may not include access to in-network and out-of-network benefits while traveling. It is best to refer to your plan documents for details or contact your insurance. Lucas County Health Center will never deny care to you or your family member, regardless of whether we are considered in-network with your insurance.

Insurance Partners

Some of the major insurances that Lucas County Health Center participates with are:

  • Medicare
  • Iowa Medicaid
  • All Iowa Medicaid MCOs
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Midlands Choice
  • Several Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare replacement plans)