Financial Assistance

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Healthcare assistance is offered to all patients who do not have insurance, based on an income sliding scale.

There are no income limits. All patients without insurance coverage will be eligible for a potential discount based on the standard Catholic Health Uninsured and Healthcare Assistance Program policies.

New York State Patients 

While we primarily serve the five counties of Western New York, everyone in New York State who needs emergency services and does not have health insurance can receive care at a discount. 

Additionally, everyone who lives in New York State can receive a discount on non-emergency, medically necessary services in our hospitals if they do not have health insurance. You will not be denied medically necessary care because you need financial assistance.

You may apply for a discount regardless of immigration status.

How to Apply

For free, confidential assistance in applying for financial aid, please call our Financial Clearance department at 601-3600.

A counselor can tell you if you may qualify for free or low-cost insurance, such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus or Family Health Plus. 

If you do not have insurance and need care at a Catholic Health hospital, a registration clerk will assist you with applying for assistance at the time of registration. You can also apply at a later date by contacting Financial Clearance at 601-3600.

If you do not speak English, someone will help you in your own language.

Click here to download the full Catholic Health Uninsured Expected Payment and Healthcare Assistance Policy.