One core philosophy of the JFHBC is that access to quality health care should not be based on people’s ability to pay for it. To that end, the birth center has a donated care program available to all clients who qualify. Discounted care is available on a sliding fee scale for people with incomes up to 200% of the National Poverty Guidelines, adjusted for Alaska. Based on a person’s income level, discounts range from 10% all the way to 100%. All new clients of the birth center are informed of the donated care program and if they wish to participate, are given an application to fill out to determine their eligibility. When necessary, JFHBC staff assist clients in filling out the application. The birth center also offers financial counseling and Terms of Service plans. Birth Center staff assist clients in applying for Denali Care (where appropriate), guiding them towards community and insurance resources, and working with clients to set up payment plans.
JFHBC is currently the only practice in Juneau offering discounted and donated health care to uninsured pregnant women. Benefits offered through the program include coverage for prenatal, birth and postpartum home and office visits, lab work, breast pumps, nursing supplies and supplements. In 2018 total donated care was $38,295.