Financial Assistance Program
Doctors Hospital of Modesto offers several financial assistance programs for patients with limited or no insurance coverage. We can help you identify all available options based on government and hospital rules and regulations. If you’re interested in signing up for a health insurance plan for individuals and/or families, learn more about your options.
Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)
The Medical Eligibility Program is a service provided to you at no cost. If you meet some of the following qualifications, the government-paid program could cover all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. The patient advocates at Doctors Medical Center can assist you with the application process. The qualifications include being:
- Under 21 or over 65 years of age
- Pregnant or have children in the household
- Potentially disabled
- A victim of crime
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- County Indigent
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
You may obtain a Medi-Cal application online.
Charity Care Program
If you don’t have the resources to pay for hospital expenses and you don’t qualify for government programs, Charity Care may be available. If your household income is below 350% of the federal poverty limit or if your out-of-pocket medical costs exceed 10% of your household income in the past 12 months, you may qualify for this assistance program. To be considered, you’ll be required to provide information about your household finances through a confidential application. You will need documentation to verify your circumstances in order to determine eligibility. Please contact the Financial Assistance Center at (888) 233-7868, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time for additional information.
Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital patient advocates will help you understand the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.
A nonprofit credit counseling service may be available in your area.
To contact a patient advocate, call (209) 341-2562.