Sky Lakes Medical Center can help patients who are eligible for free care for some non-elective services as well as patients who are eligible for discounts under a sliding fee schedule. This applies to both insured patients as well as uninsured patients provided the patient meets the eligibility criteria.
Our Patient Financial Services Office staff can help you. Call 541-274-6221.
Sky Lakes Medical Center will provide non-elective services to patients whose household income falls at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level at no cost. For those patients who fall between 200 percent and 225 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and who are unable to pay their bills, patients are eligible for either a partial write-off of their account, annual maximum out of pocket, or both.
The Federal Poverty Level guidelines, published annually, will be used to determine eligibility.
This policy applies to both insured patients as well as uninsured patients provided the patient meets the eligibility criteria defined below.
If your income falls below 100 percent of the federal poverty level, you may be eligible for assistance through the Oregon Health Plan.
To learn more about the Oregon Health Plan, contact Adult and Family Services at 541-274-5511.
What services are discounted?
Only non-elective services are eligible for discounts under this financial assistance policy; elective procedures do not qualify for assistance. Eligible services are non-elective hospital and Cascades East Family Practice Clinic services.
Excluded services are elective procedures, walk-in pharmacy, physician services, and services required as a result of the patient's criminal behavior.
Covered and non-covered services, as defined by a patient's insurance policy, will be considered eligible. Elective services are defined as gastric bypass surgery and other cosmetic procedures.
To verify your eligibility for assistance, you need your past two years tax returns, three months of pay stubs, and three months of the most recent bank statements.
Application for assistance must be made no later than 120 days from the date of service or discharge. You will be notified in writing within 7 business days of the determination regarding your eligibility.
While application is required no later than 90 days after the first statement date, payment from all other sources must be received and the patient must have been denied Medicaid or otherwise be known to not qualify for Medicaid before this financial assistance policy will be applied to an account. If it is determined that you are eligible for Medicaid but you receive a denial for non-payment of premiums, you are not eligible for coverage under this policy.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility under this policy, eligible services, or the level of discount, please contact Patient Financial Services at 541-274-6221.