Medical Assistance

Sliding Fee

Morgan County Medical Center will happily serve anyone regardless of their ability to pay.  Below is our sliding fee scale based off the federal poverty level.

Affordable Medication


Morgan County Medical Center has partnered with a national non-profit to offer medication to low-income, uninsured patients at no cost. Medications available cover a broad range of health issues. Uninsured patients of MCMC may enroll by completing a sliding fee application. For more information call (423) 346-6221.



Morgan County Medical Center has an agreement with ETHRA to provide transportation from the patient’s home in Morgan County to our office, paid by MCMC, not the patient. We want to make sure that no patient faces a transportation barrier when seeking care at our office.  Call (423) 346-6221 for more information.

*Please call 5 days prior to appointment to schedule a ride.

When to go to the ER

Primary Care VS Emergency Room

Emergencies can happen at any time, and when you or a family member get sick or hurt, it’s important to be prepared. If you experience a situation in which you are questioning whether or not to go to the ER, the listing below can help you make an informed decision; however, please keep in mind that if you experience any symptoms you believe to be an emergency, seek medical attention immediately.

Primary Care

Non-life-threatening conditions

  • Allergic reaction (minor)
  • Allergies
  • Annual preventive care visit
  • Asthma
  • Minor Back Pain
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Minor Cuts and Burns
  • Ear Infection
  • Insect Bite
  • Pink Eye
  • Prescriptions
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Flu Shots and Vaccinations
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
  • X-rays

Emergency Room

Life-threatening conditions

  • Abdominal Pain (severe)
  • Allergic Reaction (severe)
  • Blurred or Loss of Vision
  • Burn (severe)
  • Broken Bone
  • Chest Pains
  • Coughing Up Blood
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fainting
  • Head Injury
  • Heart Attack or Stroke Symptoms
  • High Fever with Rash (or fever in a newborn)
  • Poisoning or Overdose
  • Seizures
  • Sudden Dizziness, Weakness or Loss of Coordination or Balance
  • Sudden Numbness in Face, Arms or Legs
  • Sudden Severe Headache
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding