The Hospital Outstation Point of Entry (HOPE) Program is a partnership between the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC) and the County of San Diego’s Hospital & Community Support Services (HCSS), within the Eligibility Operations Department. The HOPE program has been designed to increase timely access to benefits for which individuals are eligible including but not limited to, Medi-Cal, CMS, CalFresh, and other public programs at local hospitals.
The HOPE Liaisons Workgroup includes HASD&IC, hospital staff and contracted vendors at participating hospitals, and the County of San Diego’s Hospital & Community Support Services (HCSS) leadership team. The Workgroup meets regularly at least once a month to review referral and eligibility processes, to evaluate and assess the needs of the program and share Medi-Cal eligibility/program updates.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
Paradise Valley Hospital
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
Tri-City Medical Center
UC San Diego Health