Financial Assistance Program

For patients who do not have insurance coverage, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children offers alternate funding and payment plan options. Our hospital staff will work with you to identify the assistance options available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations.

Medical Eligibility Program

The Medical Eligibility Program is a hospital service provided to you at no cost. You may qualify for government programs which pay for all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. If you are under 21 or over 65 years old, have children in the household, are pregnant, potentially disabled, or have been a victim of crime you may qualify. Our hospital patient advocates will assist you with the application process.

Government Programs

Programs for which you may qualify include:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Temporary Assistance for needy Families
  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • County Indigent
  • Victims of a Violent Crime Fund

Charity Care Program-Financial Assistance

Charity care may be available to patients who do not have the means to pay for hospital expenses and do not qualify for any government programs. You may qualify for hospital financial assistance if your household income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit. To be considered for this assistance program, you will be required to provide information on your household finances through a confidential financial application. Documentation will be requested to verify your circumstances in order to determine eligibility. Please contact the Financial Assistance Center at (888) 233-7868, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST for additional information.

Uninsured Discount Program

Uninsured patients may be eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital patient advocates will assist you with understanding the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.

Additionally, a non-profit credit counseling service may be available in your area. For more information, contact a hospital patient advocate at (215) 427-8442.