VIP Discount Program

The VIP Discount Program is a group health care plan designed by Samaritan Medical Center, specifically for the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. If you are a Chamber member in good standing, you already qualify for this special program at no charge - outside your established Chamber dues.

Under the VIP Discount Program, Samaritan Medical Center will offer you up to a 20% discount on inpatient and most outpatient services for you, your employees or dependents. Simply present the VIP Discount Identification Card when admitted to the hospital. Remember, Chamber membership is required to participate in this program.

The hospital will discount your out-of-pocket expenses (deductible co-pay, or uncovered charges) up to 20% of the total insurance reimbursement for your hospital bill. For instance, if your insurance paid $9000 of your hospital bill, we would discount up to $1800 of your out-of-pocket expenses. Or, if you are not insured, the hospital will deduct 20% of your total bill. If you have more questions about your chamber VIP discount, please call the hospital admitting department at (714) 489-4603.

Free Physician Referral

Need a physician? Samaritan Medical Center offers a complimentary Physician Referral Service to the community. Call 361-CARE (2273) to locate a physician in the specialty you need - close to your home or business - who is a participating provider in the VIP Discount Program. Call 361-CARE, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm for assistance.

Urgent Care Center

As a Chamber VIP Discount member, you are also entitled to receive a 10% discount off you out-of-pocket expenses of you total insurance reimbursement at San Clemente Medi-Center. Affiliated with Samaritan Medical Center, this urgent care center offers emergency care by qualified physicians and staff, Monday through Saturday, 8am to 8pm.

How Do You Become A VIP Discount Member?

San Clemente Chamber members in good standing need only request Samaritan’s VIP Discount I.D. Cards from the Chamber of Commerce office. Additional cards for your family, your employees and their dependents may be obtained at that time.

Your V.I.P. Discount may not be used in conjunction with any other hospital discount, HMO Preferred Provider membership or Medicare. In addition, existing payment policies for services rendered will remain in force and deductibles will not be waived.

For further information on the VIP Discount Program of Samaritan Medical Center, contact the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce office at (714) 492-1131.

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