CHARITY CARE / FINANCIAL AID FEE SCALING POLICY SUMMARY
Residents of New York State may qualify for Charity Care / Financial Aid for medically necessary emergency services. Residents of the Hospital's primary service area may qualify for Charity Care / Financial Aid for medically necessary, non-emergency services.
Patients with income of less than 400% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for Charity Care / Financial Aid and may qualify for nominal payments or discounted rates, depending on family size and household income. Installment payment plans are available.
Charity Care/Financial Aid eligibility will be determined upon completion of a Charity Care / Financial Aid application.
The Policy does not apply to physicians or other providers who independently bill for their services.
INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY FOR CHARITY CARE / FINANCIAL AID AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING US AT (212) 312-5281 or (212) 312-5938.
New York Downtown Hospital has a long-standing policy to assist patients who receive health care services at our Hospital and are in need of financial aid, regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, socio-economic or immigrant status, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
IF YOU HAVE A FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO THE HOSPITAL, AND BELIEVE YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY, THE HOSPITAL HAS A CHARITY CARE/FINANCIAL AID POLICY WHICH CAN ASSIST QUALIFIED PATIENTS:
Generally, patients will be encouraged to first apply for applicable insurance programs, such as Workers Compensation and no-fault insurance, and those special programs listed below before being considered for Charity Care.
MEDICAID: for certain individuals with low incomes and resources.
CHILD HEALTH PLUS: for children under the age of 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid, regardless of immigration status.
FAMILY HEALTH PLUS: for adults age 19 to 64 who are legal U.S. residents.
MEDICAID MANAGED CARE: for Medicaid-eligible individuals. These plans focus on preventive health care.
Please advise the financial counselor if you need translation assistance.