Rules And Regulations

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation Rules and Regulations

  1. You have rights and responsibilities when you apply for a reduce cost, no cost or financial assistance for medical exams and surgical services with CSF Foundation. Your most important right is to be treated with equality regardless of race, national origin, politic views, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and or immigration status.
  2. You can receive assistance with your application or financial documents.
  3. You will be treated with courtesy, respect, and consideration.
  4. To apply does not guarantee approval for financial assistance.
  5. CSF Foundations committee will determine eligibility and amount of financial assistance provided. 
  6. You could qualify for total assistance for diagnostic exams and examinations according to what the committee approves and advices. You could qualify for partial or total payment for surgery, if needed, according to what the committee approves and advices.
  7. For surgeries, we will only consider applicants with an established surgical diagnostic previously evaluated by a CSF physician.
  8. If the applicant has been approved for CSF Foundation financial assistance: 
    1. For medical examinations: the completion of medical examination must take place in the consecutive 3 months. 
    2. For surgical procedures: the completion of the surgery will depend on the assessment of the specialist, and/or in some cases the anesthesiologist.
  9. In case of approval and in need of surgery, if the applicant presents serious medical illness, surgery will be considered once those pre-existing conditions are stabilized and suitable for surgery.
  10. All applicants who live outside Bakersfield, CA must be willing to travel to Bakersfield, CA to receive their evaluation, examination or surgical services if applicable.
  11. CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation has the right to use any medical institution to perform the medical examination or surgery. CSF Foundation pays the institutions directly. Under no circumstances does the applicant received any monetary amount.
  12. All applicants must participate in an interview either in person or by the phone conducted by a CSF Foundation staff.
  13. All approved applicants will be invited to give a testimony of how CSF Foundation has improved their health. The testimony can be written or filmed and will be used for marketing campaigns and as evidence of our work to donors and sponsors.  
  14. All approved funds are available to approved patients for no longer than 3 months from the initial approval date. If for whatever reason the patient does not use the allocated funds within the 3-month period, he or she must reapply to CSF Foundation.