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Referring To ACE

Referring your patients to ACE benefits everyone.

Your Referrals Support ACE's Mission

ACE is blessed with a strong referral base from physicians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists throughout Kern County. We feel that it is the highest compliment to be entrusted with the care of another provider’s patient. Whether they need optometric or ophthalmic services you do not provide, he or she doesn’t have the right insurance, or your patient finds themselves in a particularly challenging situation, ACE is committed to treating them with the same quality of care and respect that keeps them coming back to your office.

While a physician referral is not necessary for a patient to make an appointment at ACE, we are always happy to work with your office directly for the convenience of your patient. To have one of ACE’s friendly and helpful patient service specialists schedule an appointment for one of your patients, please call (661) 215-1006.

You may also complete our REFERRAL FORM and fax it to (661) 324-1172.

Or you can email us the referral information to our encryption-secured inbox at [email protected]. Prior to sending any PHI, please send us an unencrypted message to request our public PGP encryption key.

Remember, your referrals help us in our mission to make high-quality eye care accessible to all children, adults, and seniors. Thank you for your support!


ACE uses the latest procedures and technology to provide the full spectrum of high-quality eye and vision care services, including:


Routine Eye & Vision Exams

diabetic eye exam

Diabetic Eye Exams

bakersfield eye surgery

Eye Surgery

eye disease

Eye Disease Management


Optical Department

low vision evaluation

Low Vision Evaluations

Ace Accepts Your Patients' Insurance

As part of ACE’s effort to make high-quality eye care accessible for all residents of Kern County, our providers are credentialed with the extensive list of medical and vision health care plans below. Most insurance plans do not require prior authorization to see an eye doctor, but some plans cover more eye care services than others. You may verify your patient’s eligibility for services by calling our eligibility department at (661) 215-1006.

Kern Family Health Care can help with your eye care

Kern Family Health Care

Medi-Cal can help with your eye care

Straight Medi-Cal & Medi-Medi

Medicare can help with your eye care


anthem bluecross can help with your eye care

Anthem BlueCross (No Pathway Services or Covered California)

Covered California can help with your eye care

Covered California (BlueShield)

cigna can help with your eye care

Cigna PPO

united healthcare can help with your eye care

United Health Care PPO

ACE is proud to provide eye care in Bakersfield for patients with Aetna.

Aetna PPO

Health Net can help with your eye care

Health Net (Medi-Cal)

VSP - Vision Service Plan can help with your eye care

Vision Service Plan (VSP) – Signature, Advantage, Choice, Medi-Cal


ACE’s mission is to make high-quality eye care affordable and accessible to all children, adults and seniors of Kern County, regardless of their ability pay. Nobody should loose their sight because they do not have insurance. At the Advanced Center for Eyecare we offer two options to help uninsured individuals get the eye care they need.

Sliding Scale Program

Sliding Scale Program


ACE’s income-based sliding scale program allows cash-paying patients to get the eye care they need at a price they can afford.

ACE Grant

ACE Grant


Through an ACE grant, individuals demonstrating extraordinary hardship and need can receive the eye care they need with little to no out-of-pocket costs.