Need help paying hospital bills? You might be eligible for free help.
Are you looking for help paying hospital bills? It can be scary when you are hit with a hospital bill you can’t afford to pay.
Good news! Most hospitals offer discounts or bill forgiveness based on income. On average, a family of 4 earning less than $100,000 a year will qualify.
The problem is that most patients don’t know about these hospital bill help programs and don’t know how to apply for hospital financial assistance. Learn more about charity care.
These examples show who might qualify for a discount. Every hospital policy is different. Your hospital may be more or less generous. See if you qualify.
Household of 1 making $49,000
Household of 2 making $65,000
Household of 3 making $83,000
Household of 4 making $100,000
* On average in 2023, households under 213% of the Federal Poverty Level will qualify for free care, and families under 333% will qualify for discounted care. These averages are derived from Dollar For’s national database of hospital financial assistance policies.
How does Dollar For help people who can’t afford hospital bills?
Dollar For believes a medical crisis shouldn’t become a financial crisis. We are a national nonprofit that helps patients apply for medical bill financial assistance and advocates to eliminate medical bills.
We don’t pay your bills — we get the hospital to forgive them.
Our services are completely free — no strings attached. Learn what to expect when you get help from Dollar For.
Apply now for hospital financial assistance with our help
Dollar For can help advocate for you for free. Use our quick assessment tool to see if you are likely to qualify for debt forgiveness at your hospital. You’ll then have a choice to either apply on your own with tips from Dollar For, or have us apply on your behalf. Either way — it’s free.
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