Eligibility

 

Eligibility For Services

Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI) consists of a consortium of nine tribes located throughout our two county service area. Our consortium tribes are Agua Caliente, Cahuilla, Morongo, Pechanga, Ramona, San Manuel, Santa Rosa, Soboba, and Torres-Martinez. RSBCIHI receives funding based on services provided to eligible Indian patients. Eligibility is determined by the Board of Directors and processed by the Patient Registration Department. There may be certain documents required upon your initial registration to be seen by an RSBCIHI provider. These documents are needed to assess eligibility. We can only provide services those eligible patients residing in Riverside or San Bernardino counties. If you are an enrolled consortium tribal member living outside our two county service area, you are eligible for direct care services only. Please keep in mind that you must check-in at Patient Registration or your clinical department for each visit. If you currently have some type of health insurance coverage, please present your insurance card to the Patient Registration Clerk for billing purposes. 

Payment For Services

Generally, services rendered at any of the RSBCIHI Clinics are provided at no charge. However, all patients are required to provide insurance information including Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, and private insurance at the time of Patient Intake. Please provide this information to the receptionist when signing in at the clinics as a part of the Intake Process for each visit.

Additional funding from these other sources help finance our clinics. Your cooperation will be appreciated. Please help us to help your families by bringing in additional dollars to provide needed services. The majority of funding for health services rendered by RSBCIHI is provided by the US Indian Health Service (IHS). However, these services funded by IHS have constraints, which are listed below:

  1. Services must be for eligible Indian patients residing in the two counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.
  2. Payment for health services with IHS funding must be “the payor of last resort” according to the US Supreme Court. This means that all other sources of payment for services (such as private insurance or Medi-Cal) must be utilized first and then the IHS funding will pay what is not covered by the other sources.
  
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