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Step Three: Submit your application

Send your application to the hospital

After you have filled out the application form and gathered the required documents, it’s time to send your application to the hospital.

Each hospital has different rules for how to submit the application, so make sure to read their instructions.  You might be able to:

1. Walk into the hospital and deliver it by hand

Some hospitals will provide an address where you can drop off your complete application.  Make sure you explain you have a financial assistance application and confirm that you are handing it to the right person when you get there! 

2. Mail it

The application will probably include a mailing address where you can send the application.  Be careful to use enough postage for all the paper you include. You might want to pay a little extra for certified mail to get proof that the hospital has received it.

3. E-mail it

Some hospitals offer an email address where you can send the application. Make sure you scan and attach all of the needed documents. You can use your phone to take pictures of each page if needed.

4. Fax it

A lot of hospitals still use faxes to accept applications. If you don’t have access to a fax machine (who does?), you can use an online fax program to send it. You can also email [email protected] and we can help get your application faxed.

REMEMBER!  An application is not complete without:

  • A completed and signed application form from the hospital
  • Your most recent three months of paystubs
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Any other documents required by hospital

It’s never a bad idea to call your hospital a few days after you send in your application to confirm they have received it – especially if you faxed it in! 

You Don’t Have To Do This Alone! 

Dollar For can check if you are eligible,  send you tips on applying, or even submit an application to the hospital on your behalf.

Are you already in the process of applying for financial assistance?  Need help with a tricky situation?  Use our contact form to ask questions or get help with your case.

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