The Interior Community Health Center proudly seeks donations for the Patient Care Fund.  This fund, consisting entirely of donations from the community, covers the nominal costs of health care for those experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or provider referral of medical necessity.

To qualify for the program, a patient can receive a referral from a community partner, including the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, Fairbanks Youth Advocates, Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center and others.

This program provides access to health care that otherwise would not be possible.

Please donate to this program to provide critical access to health care for those who need it most.

Contact Us to Donate

I’m experiencing homelessness or can’t afford to pay the nominal fee – how do I participate?

If you’re associated with a social service agency including the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living or a religious organization, a staff member at these organizations works with you to fill out the Patient Care Fund form.  This form is good for one visit only.  That form is valid for up to 30 days from when it’s signed – like a grocery coupon: one time use and it expires.

Does the Patient Care Fund cover dental services?

The Fund covers limited, emergency dental treatment.  Generally, the Fund will cover up to two visits that may include limited x-rays, evaluation and, for example, a tooth extraction that is deemed an emergency.  The Fund generally will not cover cavities or cleanings.

Does the Patient Care Fund cover the cost of visits to a specialist or other facility?

No, the Fund only covers the cost of services at ICHC.

What do I need to bring to my visit?

You must bring a valid, government issued ID and the signed, valid form from your referring community organization.