Financial Assistance Programs

What Insurances Are Accepted?

Big Sur Health Center provides quality comprehensive medical care to all in Big Sur regardless of ability to pay.  To best serve members of our population with financial needs, BSHC participates in various state and federal assistance programs:

Cancer Detection Program
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

CHDP (Children’s Health and Disability Prevention Program
Provides for children’s wellness exams and other preventative screening.

Family P.A.C.T.
Family planning, contraceptive counseling, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment

Government-sponsored health insurance program.

MediCal Managed Care
A nonprofit health plan that serves members in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.  The plan includes local management of MediCal and Healthy Families.

Sliding Scale
A sliding-scale fee structure for low-income members of our community who fail to qualify for one of the subsidized programs.

Private Insurance
We accept Medicare and most major insurance plans.

What If You Don't Have Insurance?

The Big Sur Health Center offers a sliding scale discount for our local patients if you are able to make a payment on the day of service and we don't have to send the bill through our billing service. Bring a copy of your last month's pay stub(s) and complete a short questionnaire.

That's all there is to it. Your discount will be based on family size and income.