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The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is dedicated to providing a variety of important programs at all our facilities for everyone that walks through our doors. The majority of all SBNC patients are below the federal poverty level and qualify for most of these programs! If you have questions about any of the programs listed or eligibility please contact our clinics today.

Community Health Outreach

Health Information Privacy

SBNC follows all HIPAA regulations including the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections. Learn about the Rules' protection of individually identifiable health information, the rights granted to individuals, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), its enforcement activities, and how to file a complaint with OCR.

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FamPACT (Family Planning Access Care Treatment) www.familypact.org

Who is Eligible?
Women at risk for pregnancy and men at risk for causing unintended pregnancy; all California residents with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level with no other source of family planning health care during childbearing years

What is Available?
Contraception, fertility awareness, pregnancy testing, female and male sterilization and reproductive health education and counseling. Additional services include testing and medical treatment for STDs, cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, and as of Jan. 1, 2002, screening mammograms. Some blood work/lab tests covered when medications used for contraception (see program manual). Covers OCPs which we dispense from clinic, but can also be filled at certain pharmacies.

Medi-Cal CenCal Health Cap www.cencalhealth.org

Who is Eligible?
All Medi-Cal patients in Santa Barbara except special categories below are covered by the Regional Health Authority (CenCal Health).

What is Covered?
All medical and surgical treatments and laboratory testing as long as the supplier accepts Medi-Cal payment. State Medi-Cal will be billed as FQHC charges.

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State Medi-Cal or Class II Medi-Cal www.Medi-Cal.ca.gov

Who is Eligible?
Medi-Cal patients who are not part of the capitated plan of the Regional Health Authority (CenCal Health)

What is Covered?
All medical and surgical treatments and laboratory testing as long as the supplier accepts Medi-Cal payment. State Medi-Cal will be billed as FQHC charges.

Medicare www.medicare.gov

Who is Eligible?
Persons age 65 and above who contributed to the U.S. Social Security System and applied for benefits; also some permanently disabled persons will qualify at younger ages.

What is Covered?
Hospitalization covered with deductible and co-payment for all (Part A Medicare); Outpatient costs covered with deductible and co-payments if member pays a monthly premium or they may be eligible for Medi-Cal to cover this portion (called “Medi-Medi”). Private insurance companies have now contracted with Medicare to provide prescription drug benefits (Medicare Part D). Most Medicare Part D plans are accessible on the internet. Patients pay a monthly fee, which varies from carrier to carrier. If the patient is “Medi-Medi” there is no monthly fee.

Medicare HMO’s: Secure Horizons or Blue Cross Sr. Secure www.securehorizons.com or www.bluecrossca.com

Who is Eligible?
Any Medicare beneficiary who signs up with HMO health plans (called Medicare Choice plans)

What is Covered?
Everything Medicare traditional Fee for Service covers plus more that the health plan designates, such as prescription drug coverage.

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Pacificare HMO (Commercial insurance, not for seniors) www.pacificare.com.

Who is Eligible?
Employed persons and their families who have this insurance purchased through their employment (non Medicare)

What is Covered?
Most medical and surgical services including preventive care as defined by the contract their employer purchases; usually includes prescription coverage with co-payments.

CHDP (Child Health and Disability Prevention Program) and Gateway www.sbcphd.org/cms

Who is Eligible?
Children birth through age 19 who are in Medi-Cal, fall below the 200% poverty level, or are in Head Start or State Preschool Program. Legal Residents are enrolled via the internet through the CHDP Gateway Program that classifies the child with presumptive eligibility immediately so they can receive follow-up CHDP services for free through Medi-Cal. Non-legal residents are still eligible for CHDP, but not Gateway, therefore any follow-up work will be paid for through EAPC instead of Medi-Cal/Gateway.

What is Covered?
Routine well childcare visits using CHDP periodicity schedule; extra well childcare visits can be justified if needed and partial visits to complete immunizations and lab tests are allowed. Any referrals noted on CHDP form will be followed-up by CHDP staff.

Preparedness

Ready.gov This link will take you directly to the Government disaster preparedness website.

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