Services and programs provided by UC San Diego Health enhance the lives of patients and residents of the community in many ways. Our benefits to the community include providing medical care to those in need, as well as programs and services that promote health and healing in response to identified community needs.
Benefits to the Community in 2017
In fiscal year 2017, UC San Diego Health provided more than
$260,455,000 in community benefit programs and services. These include:
Uncompensated Care – $49,863,000
An overall measure of the care we provide for which no payment is received from patient or insurer
Government-Sponsored Care – $155,208,000
Unpaid cost of Medicare, Medi-Cal, indigent care programs, State Children’s Health Insurance Programs and other safety net programs
Health Professions Education – $50,470,000
Encompasses the costs of teaching physicians, nurses and students, as well as scholarships and funding for education
Community Health Services – $2,568,000
Health education programs and clinical services within the community
Subsidized Health Services – $2,174,000
Includes emergency and trauma services, hospital outpatient services, behavioral health services, and palliative care and hospice
Financial and In-Kind Contributions – $172,000
Financial and in-kind contributions and support to community organizations to improve the health of the community
Community Access to New Medicines and Treatments
As the only academic health system in San Diego, we enroll participants in hundreds of clinical trials for promising investigational drugs, treatments and devices each year. Every day, our physicians and scientists work together to bring breakthroughs from clinical trials to our patients’ bedsides. Our research efforts, which totaled
$658,627,000 in FY 2017, give local residents access to the latest treatments and therapies for advanced illnesses and complex health conditions.
Community Health Needs Assessment
UC San Diego Health is deeply committed to serving the community. Our latest Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) are linked below. UC San Diego Health is required by the IRS
(REG 106499-12) to conduct a CHNA at least once every three (3) years.