By correctly identifying our patients we know what medications, tests and other health services are needed. Everyone getting non-emergency health care services at any of our facilities must show photo patient identification (ID). You must bring a photo ID with at least two of the following on it:
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
Examples of the kinds of ID that will work are a Driver’s License, Passport or another government issued Identification card.
If you do not have identification with a photo and the information listed above, you will need to show other documents for identification. You need at least two (2) of one (1) of the following:
- Consular Identification
- Naturalization Record
- Permanent Resident Card
- Military ID with photo
- INS Work Permit
If you are disabled and live in a residential care facility, a legal affidavit signed by the residential care facility’s director or administrator is okay.
Remember, the information on your ID must match the information we have in our system. Having correct information – including correct contact information - is important in case your physician or health care provider needs to talk with you.
Identification for Children
You will also have to show your child’s ID at their appointment. Parents or legal guardians must show one of the following for children:
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
If you need more information or have questions, please visit or call the Admissions Office at 408.885.6600. You can also contact the Financial Counseling Center at 1.866.967.4677 about identification for children.