Insurance & Financial Support
Before Your Stay
Providence Children’s Hospital is proud to accept a wide variety of patient insurance plans and medical assistance plans to help with financing and ensure you receive the care your child needs, regardless of your financial situation. For those who don’t have insurance coverage, there are alternate funding and payment plan options offered by our hospital. Our hospital staff will work with you to identify the options available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations.
The following is an overview of the financial assistance programs provided by our hospital.
Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)
The Medical Eligibility Program is a hospital service provided to you at no cost. You may qualify for government programs that pay for all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. If you’re under 21 or over 65 years old, have children in the household, are pregnant, potentially disabled, or have been a Victim of Crime, you may qualify. Our hospital Patient Advocates will assist you with the application process.
Government Programs You May Qualify For:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – TANF
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- County Indigent – CHSCN
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
- Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital Patient Advocates will assist you with understanding the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program. Please ask for the financial counselor assigned to your room.
A non-profit credit counseling service may be available in your area. For more information, call (915) 356-2227.