Financial Assistance for Healthcare
Our mission includes providing necessary healthcare to the people in the FHN service area who may be experiencing a hardship. To fulfill this commitment, the FHN Assisted Care Program provides financial assistance to those who are uninsured or under insured who also meet geographic, income and financial requirements (based on family size), as well as a six month residency requirement.
Eligibility includes gross income and assets at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines. You will be required to make a copayment, and in some cases depending on your eligibility level, a percentage of the charges. Your co-payment(s) will be required at the time of service.
FHN administers the Illinois Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act, a state assistance program which provides varying discounts to those applicants who qualify and whose gross income and assets are at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines. Additional program requirements include IL residency, application for the discount within 60 days of the service date and the discount is for medically necessary services exceeding $300.
Additionally, FHN provides a discount of 20% to all uninsured patients. This discount will appear automatically on your billing statement as long as you are without insurance. This discount is provided regardless of your poverty level and is not combined with any other uninsured discounts.
How to apply?
You may apply for FHN Assisted Care Program(s) at any FHN location. To be considered for the program(s), you must complete an application and provide supporting documentation requested on this checklist.
Patients can call Customer Service at 1-877-720-1555 with questions or to make an appointment with a financial counselor.