An Effective Practice
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CareNet is a discount health program for the working uninsured and underinsured who can not afford regular health insurance because of income, health status, age, or residency status. Participants receive comprehensive primary care at community health centers, including family, pediatric, maternal and infant care, internal medicine, dental and vision care, radiology, pharmacy and lab services, behavioral health, and substance abuse programs. Community health centers also provide disease prevention initiatives and outreach. CareNet is not health insurance, but rather offers medical services to members at a discounted rate. Membership for an individual is $25 a month, and $30 for an individual plus children plan. Members show their card to select providers at the time of service to receive a discount.
Goal / Mission
The goal of CareNet is to provide underinsured or uninsured workers with discounted health care services.
Results / Accomplishments
CareNet includes 10 member organizations in Florida, with 72 primary care and 16 behavioral health sites. Over 100 primary care physicians and 200 specialists participate in the program. In 2003, more than 330,000 patients received care, 80% of whom were below the 200 percent Federal Poverty Level. Members received 10%-60% discounts on services in general and specialized medical care. Flat service rates are available for many services including adult primary care visits ($25), pediatric visits ($25), lab services ($5), dental exam ($25), and urgent care visits ($50).
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- No current contact information available
Health / Access to Health Services
Economy / Income
- Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
- Date of publication
- Date of implementation
- Target Audience
- Adults, Families