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Care for the Uninsured or Underinsured

Uninsured UnderinsuredSacred Heart HealthCare System provides high quality medical care for all people, regardless of ability to pay. Financial assistance is available for medically necessary treatments or procedures if you have no health insurance or have limited or partial coverage. Sacred Heart’s Patient Account Office team is here to help.

Inpatient Care

If you are uninsured or underinsured and are in need of inpatient hospital care, Sacred Heart HealthCare System will work in conjunction with Healthcare Receivable Specialists, Inc. (HRSI) at no cost to you. HRSI is a free service provided for patients who have been admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital as an inpatient and who are uninsured or underinsured. HRSI has an office on Sacred Heart Hospital’s campus.

HRSI works with most hospitals in Pennsylvania including Sacred Heart HealthCare System. HRSI specializes in obtaining Medical Assistance compensation for patient care. HRSI will work with you to apply for Medical Assistance and coordinate the billing for your care. If a face-to-face meeting with your local County Assistance Office is required to obtain Medical Assistance, HRSI will represent admitted patients to advocate for their obtaining Medical Assistance coverage.

Outpatient Care

If you are uninsured or underinsured and are in need of outpatient health care services, such as blood work or physical therapy, Sacred Heart HealthCare System’s Patient Account Office will help you apply for Medical Assistance. Your eligibility for Medical Assistance will be determined by your local County Assistance Office.

If you do not qualify for medical assistance, our Patient Account Office will review your financial situation to determine if you meet Sacred Heart HealthCare System’s guidelines for financial assistance. Patients must provide proof of household income and the size of their household. Patients with incomes up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may receive assistance from Sacred Heart HealthCare System with their medical bills. Each patient case is reviewed on an individual basis to determine eligibility for discounted care.

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