Rules And Regulations

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation Rules and Regulations

  1. You have rights and responsibilities when you apply for financial assistance for surgical services with CSF Foundation. Your most important right is to be treated equally regardless of race, skin color, national origin, politics, 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 or partial payment for your surgery according to what the committee approves and advices.
  7. We will only consider applicants with an established surgical diagnostic which will be evaluated by a CSF physician.
  8. If the applicant has been approved for CSF Foundation financial assistance, completion of surgery will depend on the assessment of the specialist-surgeon, and/or in some cases the anesthesiologist.
  9. In case of approval, 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 and surgical services if applicable.
  11. CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation has the right to use any medical institution to perform the surgery. All approved amounts will be given directly to the institutions. Applicants under no circumstances receive any amount.
  12. All applicants must participate in an interview either in person or by the phone conducted by a CSF Foundation medical counselor.
  13. All approved applicants have the responsibility to provide written and/or filmed testimonies in the benefit of CSF Foundation in order to execute marketing campaigns or proof to donors and sponsors. 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 allowed funds within the 3-month period he or she must reapply to CSF Foundation.