If you do not have health insurance and worry that you may not be able to pay in full for your care, we may be able to help. Methodist Hospital has implemented a discount program to assist our uninsured and underinsured patients. If you have received medically necessary services at the hospital and your income is at or below 350 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines, or your medical expenses exceed 10 percent of your annual income, you may qualify for financial assistance through either our charity care or uninsured discount programs. Other programs which you may be qualified for include:
- Government sponsored programs, for example Medi-Cal, CCS, Victims of Crime
- Healthy Families (if you have children age 19 or younger it may cover their future health care service costs).
In all cases, please note that you will receive separate bills from all physicians involved in your care. Services ordered by your physician can affect your out-of-pocket expense. If we find that you qualify for one of the above programs, please be sure that you notify all of your physicians.
While you are at Methodist Hospital, you may ask to speak with a Financial Counselor who will be happy to provide you with applications for the Medi-Cal, California Children's Services and Healthy Families programs. In addition, they can also provide you with an application for our uninsured discount or charity care programs.
Once out of the hospital, should you have any questions regarding any of these available programs and how to apply for them, please contact one of the self-pay representatives in our Patient Financial Services Department, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 pm.
The questions for financial assistance should be directed as follows:
- A-L 626-574-3597
- M-Z 626-898-8037
It is important that you keep all appointments and provide all necessary documentation to help us make a final determination as to your qualification for any of the above programs.
Download Patient Financial Assistance Form.