In concert with the Hospital’s Mission to “identify and respond to the healthcare needs of the community and promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual well-being,” Highland-Clarksburg Hospital’s charity care policy was developed to ensure that the financial capacity of people who need health care services does not prevent them from seeking or receiving care.
It is the policy of Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, Inc. to provide Healthcare Services at the usual and customary rate prevailing in this area. Further, we will provide essential medical services to all patients regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Discounts are offered based upon household income and size. A sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount and is updated each year using the federal poverty guidelines.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital will make available charity care services for parties who are not covered under any other benefit plans and meet certain income eligibility requirements. The current Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to determine patient eligibility for uncompensated services. Persons whose individual or family income for twelve (12) months preceding determination of eligibility is equal to or less than the
Federal Poverty Level may receive services at no charge. Charity care is not available to assist with deductibles, co-pays, and/or co-insurance.
The current Federal Poverty Guideline is as follows: