When you need help paying for your medical care, we’re here for you. Our financial counselors work hard to find the best solutions for your family.
We provide compassionate, caring support and can walk you through all of your options. These can include Medicaid, financial assistance, self-pay discounts and flexible payment plans.
All you have to do is contact us. We’re available weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medicaid Eligibility Program
You may qualify for government programs that pay all or part of your hospital expenses. Our counselors will help you with the application process.
Generally, eligibility depends on:
You can learn more and apply for Medicaid in the state you live in: Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana.
Patients Without Insurance
If you do not have health insurance, and do not qualify for Medicaid, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible—even before you receive care. We have different options that depend on your financial status.
Financial Assistance Program
For patients who qualify, financial assistance is available for emergency or other medically necessary care at The Christ Hospital Health Network and certain providers. Financial assistance covers all or a portion of your bill. The amount covered depends on your income and the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Based on a sliding scale, you may receive 100% assistance (where you pay nothing), 75% assistance (where you pay 25% of your bill), or 50% assistance (where you pay half of your bill).
Here’s how it works:
If your income is less than or equal to 150% of the federal poverty level, you get 100% assistance.
If your income is more than 150%, but less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level, you get 75% assistance.
If your income is more than 200%, but less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level, you get 50% assistance.
Download our guide to current poverty levels, income percentages and assistance levels.
Apply for Financial Assistance
To apply for financial assistance, fill out the application and provide tax returns, pay stubs, proof of residency and other documents. Our financial counselors can help you with this process.
To apply, you can:
For more information about our financial assistance program, you can read about our policy two ways:
To check the status of your submitted financial aid application, please email us at Financial.Assistance@thechristhospital.com.
We offer discounted hospital and physician services for patients who don’t have insurance or qualify for financial assistance. You don’t need to fill out an application. Just call one of our financial counselors for more information. Discounts include:
Financial counselors are available weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Notes and Exceptions
Financial assistance and discounts are offered for medically necessary services provided and billed by The Christ Hospital Health Network. These do not apply for services provided by contracted providers who are not employed by us. Contracted providers include TeamAnesthesia, Professional Radiology, Greater Cincinnati Pathology, TeamHealth (emergency physicians), Pediatrix Medical Group of Ohio, Hospitalists of Mt. Auburn and others.
For your convenience, you can see a list of providers who are covered, and those who are not covered, under our financial assistance and discount programs.
Whether you have insurance or not, you may still need help covering the cost of your care. Our financial counselors are here with flexible options to meet your budget. We can help you set up:
A pre-payment plan so you can pay for care before you receive it.
A monthly payment schedule that fits your budget.
Automatic payments from your credit card or banking account.
You can also schedule recurring payments when you use our online bill pay feature.
If you need help, we’re available weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Equal Service to All
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that The Christ Hospital, an acceptor of federal financial assistance under the Medicaid program, does not refuse, limit or terminate services to patients or assign or transfer patients on the grounds of race, color or national origin.
Patients or applicants who feel they have been the subject of a discriminatory act of practice may file formal complaints directly with the Ohio Department of Public Welfare or the Office for Civil Rights, HEW.
The hospital also is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in that it does not discriminate against patients on the grounds of physical disability.