Financial Assistance Program
If you don’t have insurance coverage, Placentia-Linda Hospital offers alternative funding and payment-plan options. Our staff will work with you to identify options you may qualify for, based on government and hospital rules and regulations.
The following is an overview of Placentia-Linda’s financial assistance programs:
Medical Eligibility Program
The Medical Eligibility Program is a free service. If you meet some of the following qualifications, the government-paid program could cover all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. Our hospital’s patient advocates will assist you with the application process. You may qualify if you are:
- Under 21 or over 65 years of age
- Pregnant or have children in the home
- Potentially disabled
- A victim of crime
You may also qualify for the following government programs:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- County Indigent
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
You may obtain a Medi-Cal application.
Charity Care Program
Charity Care is available if you don’t have the resources to pay your hospital expenses and don’t qualify for any government programs. If your household income is below 350 percent of the federal poverty limit or if your out-of-pocket medical costs exceed 10 percent of your household income in the past 12 months, you may qualify for Charity Care. You will be required to provide information about your household finances through a confidential application. To determine your eligibility, you also will need documentation to verify your circumstances. For more information, contact the Financial Assistance Center at (888) 233-7868 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday.
Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Placentia-Linda’s patient advocates will help you understand the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.
Nonprofit credit counseling services also are available in the community.
To contact a patient advocate, call (714) 524-4257.