Purchased & Referred Care
What is the Purchased & Referred Care Program?
Purchased & Referred Care (PRC) is a benefit available to our American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) patients. Most medical and dental services offered by the Lassen Indian Health Center are considered “Direct Care.” However, should a tribal member need a specialty service that is not available at LIHC, a referral may be required. The LIHC Purchased and Referred Care Specialist assists with medical referrals and manages payments provided for eligible beneficiaries.
In order to receive assistance from Purchased & Referred Care, it is important to understand the process and guidelines. All qualifications must be met before services are rendered. Since funds are limited, there are mandatory federal guidelines that must be followed.
PRC Service Delivery Area
Purchased & Referred Care Eligibility
Read below to learn more about eligibility and how to apply.