Eligibility Requirements and Assistance Offered
The Health System provides financial assistance to eligible uninsured and underinsured patients whose household income is less than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The level of discount for which a patient is eligible is determined based on the patient’s household income as a percentage of the FPL. Patients with a household income at 300 percent or greater of the FPL are not eligible for financial assistance under the Financial Assistance Policy, but may be eligible for Catastrophic Financial Assistance based on a review of the patient’s circumstances if the Health System debt is greater than $10,000.
The Financial Assistance Policy applies to services provided in the hospital setting, as well as physician services provided in the hospital setting by physicians in the Health System’s affiliated physician group, Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc. To inquire about financial assistance for services provided outside of the hospital setting, including in the physician office setting through Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc. or through the Health System’s immediate care centers, contact Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc. Financial Advocates at 912-466-5899.
How To Apply for Financial Assistance
A patient who believes he or she may qualify for Financial Assistance must request and submit the Financial Assistance Application. Patients must fully comply with the application process, including submitting requested supporting documentation. In addition, the patient must complete the application process for all available sources of assistance, such as Medicaid. Financial Counselors are available to assist with completing a Financial Assistance Application. After an application is received, it will be reviewed and a written determination as to the amount of financial assistance available, or any additional information needed for consideration, will be provided.
Contact for Information and Assistance
Additional information about the Financial Assistance Policy and assistance with the application process can be obtained from the Financial Assistance Department:
- Brunswick Campus, by calling 912-466-1015 or visiting a Financial Counselor located on the main floor of the Brunswick Campus, adjacent to the Admissions Office
- Camden Campus, by calling 912-576-6109 or visiting a Financial Counselor located on the main floor of the Camden Campus in the Admissions Office.