Kern Medical Wellness Program
Kern Medical Wellness Program is designed to make health care available and affordable to uninsured Kern County residents. The Kern Medical Wellness Program provides eligible patients treatment by some of the community’s top medical professionals for little or no cost at Kern Medical facilities.
The emphasis of this program is to provide wellness care aimed at getting patients healthy and keeping them that way, avoiding trips to the hospital, and attending to medical conditions before they worsen. Generic prescription medicines are included, as are lab services and visits to our clinics.
However, the Kern Medical Wellness Program is not a health insurance plan. As a wellness program, it offers limited access to health care, but is not intended to replace medical insurance coverage. Please consult program handbook and information to understand services offered through the Kern Medical Wellness Program.
Kern Medical Wellness Program services are only offered at Kern Medical Facilities and it does not cover costs for providers or facilities outside of the designated Kern Medical clinics. Patients meeting the following eligibility criteria may qualify for the Kern Medical Wellness Program:
- Low-income resident of Kern County
- 19-64 years old
- Currently uninsured
- Not eligible for any state-funded or private health plan
To apply for KMWP, please call Kern Medical’s Patient Heath Benefits Advisors office to schedule an appointment. Applications also are accepted when you visit Kern Medical’s Sagebrush Clinic.
Health Benefits Office
1700 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306
8 a.m.-5 p.m.