Charity Care is provided to patients with a demonstrated inability to pay. A patient is eligible for charity care consideration based upon meeting certain income eligibility criteria. Highlands Hospital provides medically necessary treatment to all who seek it, without regard to age, race, sex, religion, or national origin. Highlands Hospital will provide free or below cost care to those patients who upon completion of proper application are determined eligible for such discounts.
If you are interested in applying for Charity Care, the hospital will ask that you apply for Medical Assistance through the county in which you reside. If you are found to be ineligible, or, only partially eligible, you will be asked to provide the letter of determination provided by the Department of Public Welfare. In addition, you are also asked to complete the following application (PDF) to determine your eligibility: