If you are having difficulty paying your hospital bill, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, or even overwhelmed. At Owensboro Health, we're on your side. Our assistance program is designed to help people overcome financial challenges. We are trained to find solutions for your circumstances and to always treat you with respect and courtesy. Call (270) 685-7501.
You can also pick up an application at the hospital's main campus on Parrish Avenue or at the Business Center, 2511 Frederica Street in Owensboro, or call (270) 685-7501 to have one mailed to you. Financial counseling is available at both locations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Q. How do you make financial aid decisions?
A. We consider three factors: family size, income, and the amount of your medical bills.
Q. What income level qualifies?
A. Incomes up to 225% of the federal poverty level are eligible for 100% financial assistance. A minimum of 30% assistance is available for incomes up to 375% of the federal poverty level.
Q. How much could I be eligible to receive.
A. For qualified applicants, assistance amounts could range from a minimum of 30% to a maximum of 100% of the patient responsibility.
Q. What if I don't qualify?
A. If you are uninsured, you receive an automatic 10% discount and could receive a total discount up to 30% (another 20%) even if you do not qualify for aid through our assistance program. We can also help you apply for Medicaid or Social Security Disability if you are a potential candidate.
Q. Is there a prompt-pay discount?
A. Any patient may receive a 10% prompt-pay discount for out-of pocket amounts.