Patient Financial Assistance
We know that health care is both necessary and expensive. That's why Sky Lakes Medical Center provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals.
Getting Help Paying Your Bill
This is for anyone who receives services billed by Sky Lakes Medical Center. Other independent physicians, including anesthesiologists, surgeons, pathologists and other specialists may bill separately. Hospital Financial Assistance would not be applied to those bills.
How Do I Qualify for Help?
You can ask for help with your bill at any time during your hospital stay or billing process. We will figure out how much you owe by looking at things like your income, assets, or other resources. If your yearly income is less than or equal to 200 percent of the current Federal Poverty Guideline, you may not have to pay your bill.
If your income does not meet the guidelines to have all of your bill paid for, you may qualify for help paying for part of your bill. The help is based on a sliding scale that looks at your yearly income and family size.
How Can I Apply for Help?
You can apply for help with your bill in person, by mail, over the phone by calling our Financial Assistance Department at 541.274.6699 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Financial Assistance Application (PDF). Applications for assistance are also available at any Sky Lakes registration station, and enclosed in most of your billing statements. In some cases, you may get help from the hospital without applying.
You are responsible for taking part in our program to help you with your bill. In a timely way, you will need to share all of your information about your health benefits, income, assets, and any other paperwork that will help to see if you qualify. Paperwork might include income tax forms, check stubs, or other information.
We will make every effort to determine whether or not you are eligible for any sort of financial assistance during the first 120 days following your services. If during this time, you do submit a Financial Assistance application, a 120 day extension may be applied to your accounts while a determination is made.
Full Sky Lakes Financial Assistance Policy (PDF) effective January 1, 2018.
More questions? Please feel free to call our financial counselors, 541.274.6699, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.