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For Patients

Dedicated to the Health of our Community

As the needs of our residents have changed over the years, so have the health care services provided by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.

We offer a wide range of programs and services to the community, ranging from trauma care, health coverage for the uninsured, children’s health programs that keep students healthy in our public schools and skilled nursing care. In October 2009 the Health Care District opened Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, which serves the western Palm Beach County communities bordering Lake Okeechobee.The hospital serves the western Palm Beach County communities bordering Lake Okeechobee. And in June 2013, the Health Care District began providing primary health care services to adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.

In the pages ahead, you’ll learn more about how the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s commitment to delivering quality health care helps improve the lives of 300,000 residents each year.

Billing Disclosures – Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act, which Congress passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is designed to protect patients from surprise bills for emergency services at out-of-network facilities or for out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, holding them liable only for in-network cost-sharing amounts. The No Surprises Act also enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care.

Download No Surprises Act (PDF)