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Financial assistance

Scheurer Hospital is committed to providing health care services to patients who are unable to pay for such care. You may be eligible for financial assistance if you are not insured, underinsured, or do not qualify for governmental assistance such as Medicare or Medicaid. This is a summary of the Scheurer Hospital Financial Assistance Policy (FAP).

Financial assistance eligibility

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on multiple factors, including insurance coverage, other sources of payment, and income (Federal Poverty Level guidelines used to determine potential financial assistance offered).

Financial assistance is offered to patients who are uninsured or underinsured, as well as experiencing temporary financial hardship. Partial or full financial assistance may be granted based on a patient's ability to pay the billed charges.

Patients must comply with the application process, as well as complete the application process for all available sources of assistance, including Medicare or Medicaid assistance.

View the full financial assistance policy.

How to apply

To apply for financial assistance you can:

  • Print the financial assistance application and fill it out.
  • Request the information in writing by mail or by visiting the business office. Copies of the policy are also available at admissions and business service areas, as well as the Emergency Department.
  • Request the information by calling 989.453.7301 ext. 5011.

No more than the amount generally billed (AGB)

A patient determined to be eligible for financial assistance may not be charged more than amounts generally billed for emergency or other medically necessary care to patients who have insurance for such care.