Boston Medical Center (the "Hospital" or "BMC"), in partnership with its licensed community health centers, will provide high quality, accessible, medically necessary services, without cost or at a reduced cost, to eligible patients.

The Hospital will help uninsured and underinsured individuals apply for health coverage through a public assistance program or the Hospital's financial assistance program (including but not limited to MassHealth, the premium assistance payment program operated by the Health Connector, the Children's Medical Security Program, the Health Safety Net, and Medical Hardship). BMC will not charge patients deemed eligible under the financial assistance policy more than Amounts Generally Billed for emergency or other medically necessary care.

The Hospital provides financial assistance to low-income uninsured and underinsured patients who are Massachusetts residents and with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level. A Massachusetts resident of any income may qualify for Medical Hardship through the Health Safety Net if allowable medical expenses have so depleted his or her countable income that he or she is unable to pay for health services.

For More Information

  1. Ask in any patient registration area (clinic front desk) in the hospital
  2. Call the Financial Counseling Department at 617.414.5155
  3. Email
  4. Make a written request to the address below: 

Boston Medical Center
Attention: Financial Counseling Office
840 Harrison Avenue, Room BR-03
Boston, MA 02118

How to Apply

Patients requesting financial assistance should complete the financial assistance program application. All applications, supporting documentation, and communication will be kept confidential (private).

Click on the links below to download documents.

Applications and Documents