Financial Assistance is available for qualified patients. It is important to let us know before you visit if you do not have health insurance or if you are unable to pay for your services or medication in full so that we can help ensure you receive all the financial support for which you are qualified. All applications for financial assistance should be completed as soon as possible.      

To apply for financial assistance, please complete a Financial Assistance application and return to us as directed on the form.

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center offers trained financial counselors who can help determine if you might qualify for an assistance program. Our counselors are available by calling 614-293-0860 or 3-0860 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Financial assistance programs offered include:

  • Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. Each state sets individual eligibility criteria and requires patients to complete an application form. We will help qualified patients complete our application process at no additional charge.   
  • Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP) provides free care to Ohio residents who are not receiving Medicaid benefits and whose income falls at or below the federal poverty guidelines. This program only covers hospital services that are deemed medically necessary by your physician. We will help qualified patients complete our application process at no additional charge.
  • The Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides free or reduced-cost medicines to patients with limited income to purchase prescribed medicines. Eligible patients include those who are:
       • Uninsured and not eligible for any public health program
       • Medicare-insured without prescription benefits
       • Waiting for approval for their application for public health assistance
    Patients may be referred by nurses, doctors, social workers, case managers, patient care resource managers or other staff members.

Franklin County's not-for-profit hospitals have each adopted billing and collection policies appropriate to their patients, communities and circumstances. Learn more about the policies adopted by the Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Hospital Council.

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