Member Spotlight: North County Health Services (NCHS)
My employees can’t afford health insurance—where can they go for medical and dental care?
I recently lost my job and now my family is uninsured—where can we access medical and dental care?
North County Health Services (NCHS) provides comprehensive medical and dental services at 10 locations in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Ramona. With a mission to improve the health status of these diverse communities by providing quality healthcare that is comprehensive, affordable and culturally sensitive, NCHS serves patients of all ages and accepts Medi Cal, Medicare, and Healthy Families insurance plans as well as a number of private insurances. If patients do not have insurance, they will be screened based on family size and income level to determine an affordable payment plan for their healthcare needs. For self-pay patients, the average cost of a visit is around $50.
All of NCHS’ clinicians are board certified or board eligible and have privileges at local hospitals. Adult services offered at NCHS locations include routine primary and preventative care as well as screenings and treatment for chronic conditions. NCHS clinicians provide well-baby and child checkups for pediatric patients, as well as immunizations, physicals, sick-child care, health education and nutrition counseling. Women can also access gynecological and obstetric care and deliver at area hospitals. Family planning, pregnancy testing, screenings and nutrition counseling is also offered for NCHS patients.
Three NCHS locations offer family dentistry services, including routine exams and cleaning, sealants, fillings, dentures, and more. NCHS has onsite laboratory and X-ray services, and pharmacy at some locations.
North County Health Services has been North San Diego County’s medical safety net for over forty years. If you find yourself in need of medical or dental care and don’t have health insurance, let us help you. Call any health center to set up an appointment. For more information about North County Health Services and to find a list of health center phone numbers and addresses, visit www.nchs-health.org.