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Financial Assistance (Plain Language Summary)

Financial Assistance Policy plain language summary 10-2023
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What if I can’t pay for my medical bills?

We offer a Program to help our patients pay their medical bills: Community Care is a program that covers charges for many services in our clinic and hospital.

What is Community Care?

Community Care was established to assist patients with their healthcare needs. Patients who are unable to pay for their healthcare may apply for Community Care assistance. When all other resources of payment have been exhausted AND the patient has been denied for medical assistance. All patients receive medical care regardless of their ability to pay. To inquire about Community Care, please call (715)800-2319 and ask to speak with a Financial Counselor.

  • You may qualify for free or discounted care based on your household income and assets.

  • Covers: Emergency and medically necessary care

  • Does not cover: Out-of-network or some Non-covered services (based on your insurance) or care from a non-OMC doctor.

How do I apply?

To apply, call (715) 800-2319 or download the application from our website. We will mail an application to you along with a list of the required documents (you will need to show proof of your income and property). You may also print an application from our website.

Osceola Medical Center shall review and evaluate each applicant’s situation in order to base a decision on qualifications. Osceola Medical Center will review:

  • Size of family

  • Individual or family income

  • Other sources of payments for services rendered

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