PAYMENT

Community Health Centers welcomes all private pay, full and partially insured, Medi-Cal and Medicare patients. For patients without insurance, we offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size to ensure that quality compassionate health care is readily accessible to everyone.

We accept checks, the following credit card payments along with Google Pay and Apple Pay at certain locations. (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)


Fees

We maintain an established fee schedule for all medical and dental services provided. This fee schedule is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors to ensure sound financial advantage to our patients, and to ensure that the fees are consistent with community standards.


Looking to pay a medical bill online? Sign up for our Patient Portal!



Sliding Fee Scale

Our sliding fee scale offers significant discounts to individuals and families who qualify on the basis of limited income and / or family size.  Eligibility for this program must be renewed every six months.  There is a form available for download that you can print and fill out to reduce your waiting time at the clinic.  Please bring at least one of the following forms of documentation with you if you wish to apply:

  • Your most recent tax form (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)
  • If you do not file taxes, a recent check stub(s) from your employer
  • A summary of benefits letter from SSA, welfare, or social services agency

Please contact one of our locations if you questions about this or any of our other programs.


Covered California

Covered California is a program made possible by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and provides low-cost and subsidized health insurance to all Californians who would not otherwise have healthcare insurance.  Call 1-844-361-8573 for more information.


Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care, services and treatment will cost.

By law, health care providers need to give patients who are without insurance or who are not using any insurance an estimate of costs for medical treatment, items and services.

• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate of the total expected costs for any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs such as medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

• You can ask your health care provider to give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

• If your bill is at least $400 more than the Good Faith Estimate you received, then you have the right to dispute the bill.

• Please be sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

If you have any questions or would like more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-866-614-4636.

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