Paying for Services at Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project provides services without regard for a person’s ability to pay; if you are uninsured or underinsured, you are eligible for low- to no-cost health care programs and services. We also accept health insurance plans.

We use a sliding-fee scale to determine financial assistance “discounts” based on the income and family size. Sliding-fee discounts are based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines that are established annually.


We have contracts with many insurance companies, and we accept most state and federal funding including Medicare and Medi-Cal. If you have questions about specific insurance programs or coverage issues relating to your care, please contact a patient service representative. Call 760-323-2118, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding weekends and holidays).

Sliding Fee Scale

Proof of income is required to determine your Sliding Fee Discount for patient care services. You must bring proof of all income and complete an application to determine your eligibility and ability to pay.

No patient will be denied health care services due to an inability to pay for such services, and payments may be reduced or waived as such.

D.A.P. will attempt to link uninsured low-income clients to financial assistance and subsidized programs when available, based on eligibility requirements set by local, state, and national funders.

Download our Sliding Fee Scale Discount Application Form

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