Frequently Asked Questions
How long has CAPAZ-MEX been in Yuma County?
CAPAZ-MEX was created by the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., more than ten years ago through a grant. Even though the funds from the grant have been depleted, CAPAZ-MEX still exists through the continued support from the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.
If CAPAZ-MEX offers me medical services with up to 65% off regular rates, who pays for the difference?
Because CAPAZ-MEX is a medical discount network, not a health insurance, no one is responsible for the difference. Members are responsible for the payment of the discounted rate directly to the provider.
If I have health insurance with a high deductible, can CAPAZ-MEX help me with discounts until I meet my deductible?
Currently no. CAPAZ-MEX is only available for people who do not have health insurance in the U.S.
If my work offers me Mexican Health Insurance, can I still qualify for CAPAZ-MEX?
Yes, if your health insurance ONLY covers you in Mexico, and you still want access to affordable healthcare services in the U.S., you are eligible for CAPAZ-MEX.
I work seasonally and have benefits 6 months out of the year. Can I get CAPAZ-MEX for only 6 months?
Does CAPAZ-MEX offer discounted family memberships?
Yes, after two family members, the third, fourth, and so on receive 50% off enrollment fees.
If I have uninsured family in Mexico, can I buy CAPAZ-MEX for them?
If I am receiving or in the process of receiving some type of government assistance (unemployment benefits, AHCCCS, food stamps, etc.), can CAPAZ-MEX interfere with my eligibility?
No, CAPAZ-MEX is a Private Medical Discount Network and will not interfere with any government programs.
What if I am approved for health insurance and I have CAPAZ-MEX?
After enrollment, you have 30 days to request a refund (80% of the amount paid) if you get approved for any health insurance.
How do I find out if my specific procedure is discounted under CAPAZ-MEX?
Only providers can answer questions on a specific procedure and its cost. Remember, even if your specific procedure is not discounted, CAPAZ-MEX can still help you with other costs, such as laboratory or radiology.
Do I have to switch doctors when I enroll in CAPAZ-MEX?
No, you can stay with your current doctor; however, our discounts are only guaranteed though our participating providers. You may choose to keep your primary care provider, and use CAPAZ-MEX for specialists, laboratory, radiology, urgent care, dentistry, and other services.
When Can I start using my membership?
Does my current doctor participate?
Most of our providers’ offices have a sign with the CAPAZ-MEX logo on it. For questions about specific providers, you call us (928) 627-1120.
Should I cancel my current health insurance and join CAPAZ-MEX to save money on monthly premiums and fees?
No. CAPAZ-MEX is a program designed exclusively for the uninsured residents of Yuma County. CAPAZ-MEX is not health insurance, and highly advises against substituting a health insurance with CAPAZ-MEX. CAPAZ-MEX is a low-cost alternative for people who do not qualify or cannot afford health insurance.
CAPAZ-MEX is the most comprehensive option for the uninsured residents of Yuma County!
CAPAZ-MEX is a Private Medical Discount Network created by Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. aimed at helping the uninsured and underinsured residents of Yuma County receive affordable healthcare services on both sides of the border. Members can receive up to 65% off* medical services from our participating providers.
Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.
214 W. Main St.
Somerton, AZ 85350
San Luis Walk-in Clinic
1896 E. Babbit Ln.
San Luis, AZ 85349