About PCHC

PATIENT GUIDE

The Paterson Community Health Center participates in many Federal and State funded programs, including those that provide services to the uninsured and to others at no cost or on a discounted basis, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Many of these publically funded programs require that patients register for services and provide information to verify their identification and income for their dependents. Based on the information provided, a patient’s eligibility for services and payment level is determined.

In addition, the registration information provides the basis for contacting patients and families in case of a medical emergency, abnormal clinical laboratory tests, notification of new services, and changes in operation hours.

Prior to your first visit to a Paterson Community Health Center facility, you should review the information below, and bring the proper documentation to ensure that you can be properly registered for care:

Proof of Personal Identification

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Immigration Registry Card
  • Employee Identification Card
  • Elective Services Card
  • Union Membership Card
  • Voter Registration Card
  • School Picture Identification Card

Proof of Residence

  • Mortgage Invoice/Coupon
  • Rent Book Lease
  • Utility Bill
  • Signed Paterson Community Health Center Attestation Form.

Proof of Household Income

  • Paycheck or paycheck stub
  • Unemployment check stub
  • Disability check stub
  • Social Security award letter / copy of check
  • Child Support check stub
  • Alimony Payment
  • Most recent Income Tax Return
  • Statement of Foster Child Care Benefits
  • Employer signed statement
  • If no income, signed Paterson Community Health Center Attestation Form.