Free or Low Cost Health Care Resources in Columbus

Resources for Pregnant Women, Families & Children
English (April 2012)
Spanish (April, 2011)
Somali (April, 2008)

Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescriptions for Adults with Low Incomes
The following are lists of agencies providing services for health, dental, vision care, and  prescription drug assistance in the Central Ohio area. (Information put together by the Community Health Division, Neighborhood Health Services in August 2012).
English
Spanish
Somali (August, 2008)

 

Free or Low Cost Health Care at Hospitals in Columbus
Patients who need medical care, but are unable to pay for it, may be eligible for free or reduced fee care at Ohio hospitals through the Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP) or Hospital Financial Assistance Programs. For both programs, the patient must fill out an application and provide proof of income.

Under an Ohio law, HCAP (Ohio Administrative Code 5101:3-2-07.17), hospitals are required to "provide, without charge to the individual, basic, medically necessary hospital-level services" for patients at or below the federal poverty level. To see the complete rule, look for 5101:3-2-07.17in the Ohio Administrative Code at http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/5101:3-2-07.17

 

Financial Assistance in Columbus Hospitals:

Hospital

Contact Info

Who is eligible?

Even if the patient’s income is higher than the levels shown below, hospitals will often reduce the bill and/or set up a payment plan, on an individual basis.

Children’s

722-2055

Patients with gross incomes to 250% of FPL, on a sliding fee scale. Children (except some immigrants) with incomes at or below 200% FPL are also eligible for Medicaid

Doctors

566-5594

Patients with gross income at or below 200% of FPL

 

Grant/Riverside

566-5594

 

Patients with gross income at or below 200% of FPL

 

Mount Carmel East

Mount Carmel West

St. Ann’s 

234-8888 (billing)

234-8796(HCAP request)

234-8686 (Spanish)

Patients with gross income at or below 250% of FPL, on a sliding fee scale

OSU Medical Center

293-2100         

 

Patients with gross incomes at or below 200% of FPL, on a sliding fee scale

 

University East

257-3151

Patients with gross income at or below 200% of FPL

 

 

 

 

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