Columbia Basin Hospital and Columbia Basin Family Medicine provide hospital care regardless of ability to pay. You may request an estimate of charges prior to receiving services.
Hospital financial assistance and charity care help people and families in Washington pay for hospital services. Financial assistance and charity care provide either free or reduced-priced care, depending on your ability and income.
Financial assistance and charity care cover medically necessary hospital care, including inpatient and outpatient care. They do not cover transportation costs or care that is not medically necessary, such as cosmetic procedures, and usually do not cover doctors' services.
Who receives financial assistance and charity care?
- To receive financial assistance and charity care, your income level must be within our guidelines.
- If your income is within our guidelines, you can get assistance even if you are insured, but the insurance does not cover all the costs of your care.
- To receive financial assistance and charity care, you cannot be involved in a work-related injury or auto accident or similar situation where someone else has a legal responsibility to pay for the costs of hospital care.
- You can receive financial assistance and charity care regardless of race; creed; color; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person.
To find out what is needed to prove you are eligible and what services will be covered, please contact:
The Business Services Department
You may also request an estimate of charges prior to receiving services.
Signing up for assistance programs
Sometimes, a little help is all you need. Visit Washington Connection to learn about benefit programs for those who qualify. This easy-to-use website will help you pre-screen and apply for services such as food, cash, child care, long-term care, and healthcare for seniors and people with disabilities. Find out what services and benefits are available to you and your family today at washingtonconnection.org. Watch a video here: English or Spanish.
The "How Do I" flyer has quick information on renewing or signing up for health insurance, along with other assistance needs.