Summary of Financial Assistance

Pocono Medical Center provides emergency and medically necessary health care services to all patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. In no event shall any person be denied medically necessary care. However, as a condition of receiving medically necessary care, patients may be required to complete an Application for Financial Assistance and otherwise comply with the steps described below after treatment.

Financial Assistance offered

Upon request patients unable to pay their Pocono Medical Center bills may request an application for the Financial Assistance Program. In order to qualify for the Financial Assistance program the patient must receive a valid denial from Medicaid. Once a patient qualifies for the Financial Assistance program, they will not be responsible for more than the amount generally billed for emergency or other medically necessary inpatient and outpatient hospital services, including emergency room services and hospital services provided at the Medical Center's satellite clinics.

The program is based on income and family size and uses Federal Poverty Guidelines which are updated yearly.

Additional ways to qualify

If you do not meet the income criteria for the Financial Assistance Program, you may be considered for a catastrophic discount on your bill. You will qualify if your balance is greater than 20% of your annual adjusted gross income.

How to obtain assistance

The various ways to obtain a copy of our Financial Assistance Policy and assistance are described below:
Financial Counselors are located both in our Emergency Department and in our Main Cashier area on the first floor. They do take walk-ins but appointments are preferred.
Patient Accounts Financial Counselors: Last Name  A – K: 570-476-3322
L – Z: 570-476-3324

 Emergency Department Financial Counselors
 570-422-8245
  570-422-8246

Our Customer Service Representatives can also explain the process and send out both the policy and the application requirements. To contact Customer Service please call: 570-420-4923.

  • Please call Customer Service to ask for available discounts and payment plan arrangements at 570-420-4923.

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