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Discounts and Charity Care

Contra Costa Health Services has instituted a Charity Care Program and a Discount Payment Program to enable qualifying uninsured and underinsured individuals to obtain free or discounted medical care.

Who Is Eligible for Charity Care?

  • Residents of Contra Costa who:
    • have income that does not exceed 150% of the federal income guidelines.
    • have assets with values no greater than $2,000 per individual or $3,000 per family, excluding retirement accounts.
    • have real property with values not exceeding $6,000.
    • are not eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.
    • are not members of HMO or PPO health insurance plans.
    • Citizenship or legal residency is not required.
    • No cost to eligible persons.

Who Is Eligible for Discounts?

  • Eligible individuals do not have to be residents of Contra Costa.
  • Individuals whose income does not exceed 350% of the federal income guidelines.
  • Individuals must be uninsured or underinsured to the extent they have out of pocket medical expenses in the prior 12 months that exceed 10% of the family income.
  • Assets and real property excluded from eligibility determination.
  • Citizenship or legal residency is not required.
  • Eligible individuals receive a 35% discount on their medical bills.

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