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Health Care Services Not Provided by SF PATH

SF PATH is a limited federally-funded health access program for certain San Francisco residents. SF PATH is not health insurance and does not provide everything that insurance does.

Where Enrollees can go for medical services, what services are included in the program, how much the Enrollee fees and medical services cost, and even who can participate in the program may change based on federal guidelines.

For these, and many other reasons, if an Enrollee can get health insurance, they should do so. SF PATH is a program of last resort for San Francisco residents who cannot get health insurance.

There are certain services that are not included in SF PATH. Below is a partial list of services that are not included:

  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy testing and injections
  • Chiropractic
  • Cosmetic Services
  • Dental Services
  • Gastric bypass surgery and services
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Infertility
  • Long-term care
  • Organ transplants
  • Sexual reassignment surgery
  • Travel immunizations
  • Vision Services 

SF PATH is not insurance. If an Enrollee has insurance, they should not drop it to join SF PATH. Insurance is always the better choice.


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