Financial Assistance Policies
Our hospital is pleased to provide information to help you understand our billing practices. As a health care provider and tax-exempt organization, Sacred Heart is called to meet the needs of patients and others who seek care, regarding of their financial abilities to pay for services provided. In addition, Sacred Heart is designated as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) 3 and is required to adopt a financial assistance policy. The two policies below will provide you with details regarding Sacred Heart’s Financial/Charity Care Assistance Policy and Sacred Heart’s Self-Pay Patient Friendly Billing Policy.
Financial/Charity Care Assistance Policy
The purpose of the Financial/Charity Care Assistance Policy is to outline the circumstances under which Sacred Heart will provide free care to patients who are unable to pay for services and to address how Sacred Heart calculates amounts charged to patients.
Self-Pay Patient Friendly Billing Policy
The Self-Pay Patient Friendly Billing Policy outlines details regarding how Sacred Heart Hospital charges for medical care provided to uninsured patients.
If you need to discuss the above policies or cannot afford the cost of your care, you are encouraged to contact our Business Office at 610-776-4566 to obtain further information.