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Patient Financial Assistance Program

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% 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.

How to Apply:

Patients requesting financial assistance should complete the confidential Financial Assistance Program Application. All applications, supporting documentation, and communication will be treated as confidential.

The following documents are available for download by clicking on the links below

English

Spanish

Haitian Creole

Chinese

Vietnamese

Portuguese

Arabic

French

Russian

Additional information is available:

  1. In any patient registration area within the Hospital; 
  2. By calling the Financial Counseling Department at 617.414.5155
  3. By making a written request to the address below: 

Boston Medical Center
Attention: Financial Counseling Office
840 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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