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Financial Assistance Program

Desert Care Network offers several financial assistance programs for patients with limited or no insurance coverage. Our dedicated staff will guide and identify all available options based on government and hospital rules and regulations. If you are interested in signing up for a health insurance plan for individuals and/or families, learn more about your options.

Learn More about Government Options

Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)

The Medical Eligibility Program is a service that is provided to you at no cost. This government-paid program may cover all or part of your hospital and medical expenses if you meet some of the following qualifications:

  • Under 21 or over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant or have children in the household
  • Potentially disabled
  • Victim of crime

Government Programs

  • Medicaid
  • Medi-Cal
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • County Indigent
  • Victims of a Violent Crime Fund

Charity Care Program

For patients without the means to pay for hospital expenses or qualify for government programs, Charity Care may be available. If your household income is below 350% of the federal poverty limit or if your out-of-pocket medical costs exceeded 10% of your household income in the past 12 months, you may qualify for this assistance program. To be considered for this assistance program, you will be required to provide information on your household finances through a confidential Financial Application. Documentation will be requested to verify your circumstances in order to determine eligibility. Please contact the Financial Assistance Center at (888) 233-7868, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time for additional information. 

Uninsured Discount Program

Uninsured Patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital patient advocates will assist you with understanding the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.

A nonprofit credit counseling service may be available in your area.  Contact a Patient Advocate: (866) 904-6871