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595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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Healthcare Financial Assistance Program


Doylestown Hospital Healthcare Financial Assistance Program
For uninsured and underinsured patients who may have difficulty paying their healthcare bills

You May Qualify for One of These Financial Assistance Options

State and Federal Medical Assistance Programs (Including Medicaid, adultBasic and CHIP)
If your income falls within the published federal poverty guidelines, you may be eligible for free healthcare insurance under a variety of different programs. The Patient Financial Services office at Doylestown Hospital has all of the forms you need with counselors available to help you complete the applications. You can also complete the forms online or contact the Bucks County Assistance Office directly. See the back of this brochure for contact information

Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic (Formerly the Free Clinic of Doylestown)
If you are not eligible for one of the Medical Assistance programs but you meet certain income requirements, you may qualify for free medical care, dental care and prescription medications through the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic. The clinic provides care for eligible patients through the volunteer efforts and financial support of numerous healthcare providers, community members and Doylestown Hospital.  For information about the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic, call 215-345-2260.

HealthLink Medical Center
Another option for free medical care in Bucks and Montgomery counties is the HealthLink Medical Center located in Upper Southampton. HealthLink serves working, uninsured adults over 18 and provides primary medical and dental care through a network of volunteer healthcare providers. To find out if you qualify, call 215-364-4247.

Doylestown Hospital Financial Assistance Options
Even if you do not qualify for any of the free healthcare services, there may be some options to help you with your healthcare costs. Whether you are uninsured or underinsured, there are times when your portion of the healthcare bill represents a significant percent of your total household income, making payment a financial hardship.

In these situations, financial counselors at Doylestown Hospital are ready to help you determine the available payment options for the hospital portion of your bill. Special financing programs, sliding scale fees and charity care may also be available to those who qualify. Contact the Patient Billing and Financial Services office at Doylestown Hospital by calling 215-345-2198.

 
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Financial Assistance

What do I do to get started?

Who can I call for help?
If you are uncertain of your ability to pay all or a portion of your hospital bill, you may contact the Doylestown Hospital Patient Billing and Financial Services office at 215-345-2198 to speak with a Financial Counselor. The counselor will assist you in determining if you qualify for financial assistance or if there are programs available that can help pay or reduce your balance.

What can I do to help speed up the process?
You can help expedite the application process if you have the following documents and information available at the time of your call:

   - Social Security number
   - Current pay stub
   - Last filed income tax return
   - Additional income information
   - Pension/investment information

What happens after I apply for assistance?
A Financial Counselor will work with you and review the documentation provided to determine your eligibility. He or she will then assist you in completing any required applications for Medical Assistance or any other program that may be available to you.

Once the application is completed a Financial Counselor will contact you about the outcome of the application.

Where can I find the Patient Billing and Financial Services office?
The Doylestown Hospital Patient Billing and Financial Services office is located on the ground floor below the Main Lobby of the hospital. Enter the Main Lobby and proceed straight to the elevators located on the left, past the Jazzman's Café. Take the elevator down to the ground floor. Exit the elevator and turn left, turning left again at the next hallway. The Patient Billing and Financial Services office is directly in front of you.  Check in with the receptionist.

The mission of Doylestown Hospital is to provide a responsive, healing environment for our patients and their families, and to improve the quality of life for all members of our community.

Providing health care for all community members was one of the principle goals of the VIA.

The VIA tradition of ensuring access to health care for all community members continues today at Doylestown Hospital. No longer should patients avoid seeking care because they think they cannot afford it.

Doylestown Hospital honors this promise today for all patients regardless of ability to pay. To help those who are uninsured or underinsured, Doylestown Hospital offers the Healthcare Financial Assistance Program. This program offers a variety of assistance, counseling and financing options to help ease the worry about healthcare costs.

Financial Assistance Resources

COMPASS - Pennsylvania's Social Services
(www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass)
for Medicaid, CHIP and other free and low-cost health insurance options

Bucks County Assistance Office
800-362-1291

Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
215-345-2260 or 800-462-0819

HealthLink Medical Center
215-364-4247

Doylestown Hospital Patient Financial Services
215-345-2198

 


 

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