Purchased & Referred Care

Purchased & Referred Care are health services that we do not directly provide at our facilities. We coordinate and manage payments provided to eligible beneficiaries. We are not an insurance company.

For those health services that we cannot provide directly to beneficiaries, our physicians refer to health specialists and facilities outside of TCC.

For our office to pay for your contract health services, it is important that you understand the process and your obligations. Since funds are limited , there are mandatory federal guidelines that must be followed and enforced.

Important: Call Us Before Receiving Services

You should call us before you receive services.  When you call, it is very important to find out if you are eligible and if the services you need are covered. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

In Fairbanks call: 451-6682, ext. 3613
In-state toll-free: 1-800-478-6682, ext. 3613
Out-of-state toll-free: 1-800-770-8251, ext. 3613

(We do not have after-hours telephone coverage, please leave a voice mail message and we will return your call the next business day)

Eligibility

Payments for services received are provided to eligible beneficiaries according to Health Service’s eligibility policy. Generally, to be eligible for TCC health services you must be an Alaska Native or American Indian with proof that you are a member or a descendent of a member of a federally recognized tribe.

To be eligible for Purchased & Referred Care  services you must also have been a permanent resident in Alaska for the previous 180 days (6 months) and a minimum of 30 days in the Interior Alaska Service Unit with the intent to stay, and not to have moved to the IASU because of a pre-existing medical reason.

More information is available in our  Patient Handbook (2MB) or by calling our offices.