We provide financial assistance services to the people of our community.
Financial assistance is based on income and assets and is designed to provide healthcare to those who could not otherwise afford it.
The Financial Assistance Program only applies to services rendered through Portage Health.
Our Financial Assistance Program is designed to assist individuals who are uninsured in meeting their financial needs for medically necessary healthcare services.
Based on eligibility, our services include:
To be eligible, the patient must meet the following criteria:
NOTE: If you are eligible for MAP and WUPHAC you still may apply for the Portage Health Financial Assistance Program.
Eligible services are for patients of Portage Health needing acute care (inpatient or outpatient) or chronic care. Services by Medical Group physicians are covered. Eight rehab visits per diagnosis are covered.
Program will only cover medically necessary services. Elective or cosmetic services are not covered. Non-covered services include but are not limited to:
Financial assistance period covers six months from the initial date of service. The patient must re-apply every six months to determine eligibility.
The patient must first apply to the Department of Human Services -- call (906) 482-0500 -- for public assistance and present a statement of ineligibility, and not be eligible for any other third party assistance (Medicaid deductibles are NOT covered).
Financial Assistance Program services may only be used on current accounts that are within 90 days from the date of service and will not cover delinquent accounts.
Only completed applications will be accepted.
The following information must be provided:
(2012 HHS Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia)
To learn more about poverty guidelines, research and measurement, visit the U.S. Department of Health Human Services webpage.
For more information about the Financial Assistance Program, please call one of our financial counselors at (906) 483-1100 (please select option 2) or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).
500 Campus DriveHancock, MI 49930(906) 483-1000
921 W. Sharon AvenueHoughton, MI 49931(906) 483-1777
945 Ninth StreetLake Linden, MI 49945(906) 483-1030
751 S. Seventh StreetOntonagon, MI 49953(906) 884-4120
600 MacInnes DriveHoughton, MI 49931(906) 483-1860