Financial Assistance Programs:
Yale New Haven Health understands that it can be difficult for some patients to afford paying their hospital bills. That is why we have a variety of financial assistance programs designed to help. Patients are required to complete a financial assistance application and provide requested documents to verify financial need. To learn more, obtain a free copy of our Financial Assistance Policy and application, or for help completing an application contact Patient Financial and Admitting Services or go to www.ynhhs.org/billpay or visit us in our Admitting offices at: Yale New Haven Hospital 20 York Street, New Haven, CT; Bridgeport Hospital 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT; or Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT.
Financial assistance application and instructions
Free Care Program:
You may be eligible for free care if your family earns less than 2½ times the Federal Poverty Level, you apply for State Assistance (Medicaid) and receive a valid written decision from the State; and you complete a Yale New Haven Health financial assistance application.
You may be eligible for discounted care if you do not have any type of health insurance and you complete a Yale New Haven Health financial assistance application.
These programs cover medically necessary care and cover ONLY Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital & Greenwich Hospital bills. Patients eligible for financial assistance will not be charged more than the amount generally billed to patients with insurance for emergency or other medically necessary care. Yale New Haven Health will respond to each application in writing. If your application is rejected, you can re-apply at any time. Additional free bed funds become available every year.
Additional programs are available to help patients and families in need of financial assistance. We can often help you find out if you qualify for federal or state funds to cover your hospital costs. Our agency coordinators are also available to help patients apply for Medicaid benefits. Call to speak with or schedule a free, private and confidential appointment with one of our patient account representatives.
Financial Assistance for Physicians Providing Care Notice
A list of providers that provide emergency and medically necessary care as defined in Yale New Haven Health’s Financial Assistance Policy at BH, GH, or YNHH can be downloaded here:
The list indicates if the provider is covered under Financial Assistance policy. If the provider is not covered under the policy, patients should contact the provider’s office to determine if they offer financial assistance, and if so, what the financial assistance policy provides.
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