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Financial Assistance for Patients

At CHI, creating healthier communities and advocating for the poor and vulnerable is both our mission and our passion. One way that we do this is through our CHI Financial Assistance Program, where we reduce the costs of a patient's medical bills based on their financial need.

How we can help
We offer free care for emergency, or other medically-necessary, services for our patients who have:

  • An annual family income that is less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level, as determined by guidelines published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (FPL);
  • A minimum medical bill account balance of $35.00, for either a single or combined accounts;
  • Cooperated with efforts to exhaust all other payment options; and
  • Completed a program application, and provided supporting documentation to verify income.

NOTE: In some cases, patients may be awarded the financial assistance without a formal application. Details are outlined in the Financial Assistance Policy.

Fees charged patients eligible for financial assistance
Patients eligible for financial assistance will not be expected to pay more for emergency or other medically necessary care than the amounts generally billed to individuals who have insurance covering such care. 

Ready to take the next step?
Complete the CHI Financial Assistance Application application.

memorial health partnersCHI Memorial Medical Group
5600 Brainerd Road, Suite 500, Chattanooga, TN 37411