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If you cannot afford to pay your hospital or doctor bill, we are ready to help. UPMC’s Financial Assistance Program may be able to assist with expenses for medical care, including UPMC hospital and physician services.
You can fill out a single UPMC Financial Assistance Application form for any of these services.
If you need the application in a non-English language, you can either:
If you need the Financial Assistance Application form in a large print version, you can find it on this page as well along with other important financial assistance documents.
Based on your financial need, either reduced payments or free care may be available for these services. UPMC staff will determine if you are eligible for free or discounted health care services by looking at your income and family size. We also may help you set up a payment plan for your UPMC bills. This allows you to make payments within your means.
Please contact UPMC if you require assistance completing the Medical Assistance or Financial Assistance form. Our financial specialists are available to assist you with this process.
You may be eligible for some type of insurance benefits (such as worker’s compensation, automobile insurance, and Medical Assistance). You should explore these options before you can receive financial assistance from UPMC. We can help direct you to the appropriate resources.
Applicants for financial assistance are treated with dignity and respect. We respect your privacy, and all of your information will remain confidential. See UPMC’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
UPMC encourages patients to apply for financial assistance if they believe that they are unable to pay all or part of their UPMC bill.
UPMC Financial AssistanceQuantum Building2 Hot Metal St.Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Call 1-800-371-8359 option 2 to check on the status of your application. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing and mailing time.
You will receive written confirmation in the mail.
You can get more information about UPMC’s Financial Assistance Program in several ways:
In determining a reasonable and fair level of assistance, UPMC applies a sliding scale.
If a patient's income is below 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, the patient may receive some form of Financial Assistance.
If a patient's income is at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines:
If a patient's income is between 251 and 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and they are uninsured:
UPMC will not charge an eligible individual for emergency or other medically necessary services more than the amount generally billed (AGB) to individuals who have insurance covering such care.
In some cases, UPMC may recognize other financial or medical conditions that warrant Financial Assistance. If a patient's income falls outside the guidelines listed above, please contact UPMC's Financial Assistance Department at 1-800-371-8359 option 2 in order to review the circumstances. In any case, UPMC staff may be able to help establish a payment plan that helps patients pay their balance over time.
While UPMC's Financial Assistance Program covers most services, there are some exclusions, such as, but not limited to:
Financial Assistance is not typically available for:
In addition, this policy does not apply to international patients who come to Pennsylvania in order to seek treatment from a UPMC provider.
If you have a MyUPMC account, you can pay your hospital bill on the MyUPMC website.