Financial Aid Policy
Our Dedication to Patients in Need of Financial Assistance
Our hospital has consistently been at the forefront in establishing model programs for financial assistance for our patients who need help. Montefiore was one of the first medical centers in all of New York State to voluntarily establish its own financial assistance programs. Our current program, which includes a multilingual information and counseling component, has been applauded by numerous organizations for its excellence, including the Legal Aid Society, which awarded our program excellent ratings.
Having Trouble Paying Medical Bills?
We have a policy that establishes guidelines for our billing office to follow when working with individuals who are having difficulty paying their medical bills.
If you have recently been a patient at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital and are having trouble paying your bill, please tell us; and we may be able to help. Click here for more information on financial services.
If you know that you will be a patient at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, it is important to plan ahead for financial coverage of your medical bills.
If you do not have health insurance, we can assist you in obtaining Medicaid or low cost health insurance, or you may qualify for charity care assistance based on your income and family size. For more information or to apply, see our financial counselor for assistance. Call 914-361-6899 or go to the Medicaid/Financial Aid Office (12 North 7th Avenue: located at the Main Cashier). Please advise the counselor if you need an interpreter.
If your health insurance coverage benefits do not adequately cover your medical expenses, we can work with you to arrange a manageable payment plan.
It is important that you let us know as soon as possible that you may have trouble paying your bill.
Your situation will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and courtesy.
For information on our financial assistance, such as who qualifies for assistance, income limits, services covered, and so on, please download the Financial Assistance Summary and Sample Application below.