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If a person is in need of cancer treatment and is experiencing financial hardship due to lack of insurance coverage, low reimbursement, disability or unemployment, there are programs that can help.The Cancer Center Support Services staff can help to determine if patients would qualify for free or low-cost healthcare programs, Medicare, COBRA or other types of health coverage. Below is a brief list of health coverage programs.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) - (800) 824-0088
A state program that may pay for breast and cervical cancer treatments for women diagnosed with cancer.
California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)- (877) 428-5060
This insurance is for California residents with pre-exisiting health conditions. Please call for more details.
Cancer Detection Program Every Woman Counts - (800) 511-2300
This program is for women forty and older to qualify for free breast exam and mammogram. This program is also for women twenty-five and older to receive a free pap test and pelvic exam.
Medi-Cal- Department of Social Services
Medi-Cal is a state program that may cover health care services, co-pays, prescriptions and insurance premiums for those under twenty one, over sixty five, or disabled, or with children. Applicants must meet income and property limits.
Santa Barbara Office - (805) 681-4401
234 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Santa Maria Office - (805) 346-7135
2125 South Centerpointe, Santa Maria, CA 93455
Lompoc Office - (805) 737-7080
1100 West Laurel Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
Medically Indigent Adult Program (MIA)
This is a county program that may pay all or part of the cost of medical care and is for those aged twenty one to sixty four. Applicants must meet income and property limits.
Santa Barbara MIA Office - (805) 681-5398 or (805) 681-5399
Santa Barbara County Health Clinic
345 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Santa Maria MIA Office - (805) 346-7374
Santa Maria County Health Clinic
2115 South Centerpointe, Santa Maria, CA 93455
Medicare (800) 633-4227
Medicare is for individuals sixty five and older, or who are disabled.
For more resources, please call the Patient Support Services Department.