Discount to Self-Pay Patients Who Do Not Qualify for Financial Assistance
UC Health facilities provide discounted pricing to uninsured patients who do not qualify for charity assistance.
The discount is equal to 40 percent of the estimated gross charges for anticipated hospital services. It is automatically applied at the time of billing to all accounts designated as “self-pay” when charity assistance criteria are not met.
Patients without medical insurance or, in some cases those whose plan coverage does not pay for an anticipated hospital service, qualify for the uninsured discount. Whenever possible, financial counseling and discounted pricing will be discussed with patients prior to admission or before discharge from the hospital.
The UC Health uninsured discount applies only to hospital charges. Charges for physician professional services provided while a patient is hospitalized, or charges by other providers for non-hospital services, are not covered by the UC Health charity care policy.