Mount Carmel Health System

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Financial Assistance

Mount Carmel East, West, St. Ann's and New Albany associates are called to provide safe, exceptional care to improve or restore well-being, to relieve and prevent suffering, and to be a community of persons in service to others.

We are committed to foster healing, act with compassion, and promote wellness for all persons and communities with special attention to those who are poor, underserved and most vulnerable.

In FY2012, Mount Carmel provided over $88M in community benefit.

By our service, we strive to transform hurt into hope.

Patients Who Are Under-Insured or Without Insurance

Mount Carmel Financial Counselors are available at registration, and during or after the hospital stay, to explain available patient financial assistance options. We also guide patients through the application process (free of charge), and help patients to:

  • Apply for Medicaid
  • Apply for The Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP)
    • Ohio residents who do not currently receive Medicaid benefits and have family income which is at or below federal poverty guidelines receive hospital care at no charge.
  • Apply for Mount Carmel Financial Assistance
  • Establish an interest-free payment plan
  • Receive discounted care
    • Mount Carmel offers discounts to patients who are uninsured and demonstrate financial hardship. Prompt-pay discounts are also available.

Mount Carmel Financial Assistance

Mount Carmel offers financial assistance to eligible patients based on a sliding scale. The program provides free or discounted care for individuals and families who are between 201 and 400 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

Patients with family income below 200% of federal poverty guidelines may qualify to receive their hospital care at no charge.

We also recognize that patients may need additional financial assistance for hospital care based on their individual circumstance.

Eligibility determination is based on income, personal assets, family size, and the amount of the hospital bill.

Mount Carmel also offers interest-free loans for up to three years to qualifying patients, depending on the outstanding balance and/or personal situation.

Patient Responsibility

Patients must assume the final responsibility to apply for assistance, and to provide complete and accurate information on the application.

Download The HCAP/Mount Carmel Financial Assistance Application

For other languages, please contact Mount Carmel Patient Financial Services.

2013 Poverty Guidelines

Persons in family/household

Poverty Guideline

1

$11,670

2

$15,730

3

$19,790

4

$23,850

Persons in family/household

Poverty Guideline

5

$27,910

6

$31,970

7

$36,030

8

$40,090

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.

For more information on financial assistance programs, please call Mount Carmel Patient Financial Services at 614-234-8888 or 800-346-1009 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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