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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Refunds

In June 2023, Western Center on Law and Poverty and Consumer Law Center, Inc. settled a lawsuit against the County of Santa Clara. The lawsuit requires the County to review bills that were sent to collections between October 28, 2018, and December 31, 2021. 

  • Check the date of the letter from County of Santa Clara Health System about your bill.  

  • Complete an application within 65 days from the date of the mailing of the letter.  

  • Turn in verification documents (income, identity, and where you lived) within 150 days after the application deadline. 

  • Receive a decision and possible refund from the County in

    6 months or sooner.  

To check the status of your letter or application, call Santa Clara Valley Medical Center at (408) 494-7850 

For all other questions and free legal help, call Health Consumer Alliance at (888) 8043536 or visit 

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