Bridging the gap for patients in need
PeaceHealth financial assistance consists of two programs:
- Bridge: For patients without insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or other third-party coverage.
- Pathways: For patients who cannot afford the portion of their bill not covered by their insurance coverage.
Financial Assistance is the PeaceHealth program that provides medically necessary and some preventive services for reduced costs or without charge when payment cannot be obtained through all other available financial resources. It is limited to patients at PeaceHealth entities.
Patients may apply for Financial Assistance before, during, or after treatment. Anyone seeking Financial Assistance may obtain an application here, by visiting Patient Financial Services, or by calling Customer Service.
Applications must include income verification in order to be evaluated.
Consideration of an application occurs when the application with income information is received by PeaceHealth in accordance with the PeaceHealth Financial Assistance policy. The Financial Assistance Policy is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines adjusted for family size and location, which are available on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.
Federal Poverty Percentages
|0 to 200%
|201 to 250%
|251 to 300%
|301 to 350%
|351 to 400%
Financial assistance from PeaceHealth is secondary to financial resources available to the patient, including, but not limited to: insurance, third-party liability, government benefits, support from community agencies, and/or personal resources.
Financial Assistance is not granted to patients who do not cooperate with efforts to determine eligibility for government or other insurance programs. Patients who reside outside PeaceHealth’s service area are not eligible for Financial Assistance unless the patient requires emergent services while visiting in PeaceHealth’s service area.
Financial Assistance is granted only for medically necessary evidenced-based care or for urgent or emergent services. Consideration may be given for preventive screening on a case-by-case basis.
For complete information about Financial Assistance, please contact Customer Service at 800-873-8253.
Send applications for financial assistance to:
Attention: Patient Financial Services
P.O. Box 1238
Bellingham, WA 98227-1238