Financial Assistance Program
NEED HELP PAYING YOUR BILL?
Plain Language Summary: Translation of these documents are also available in French and Spanish upon request.
York Hospital is committed to providing quality health care regardless of one’s ability to pay and is pleased to offer several programs to help patients manage their medical bill. York Hospital’s Caring For All program includes these affordable health care options:
- Financial Assistance Policy: Please call our team at (207) 351-2389 for more information, and to request a free copy of the FAP and FAP application form by mail. Please click here to view the Financial Assistance Policy.
- Free Care: We offer free care to patients whose income is twice the federal poverty income level. For example, an uninsured family of 4 whose total annual income is $51,500 or lower qualifies for FREE CARE at York Hospital. Based on this program alone, York Hospital provides millions of dollars worth of free care to patients who utilize our services every year and FAP-eligible individuals can’t be charged more than the amounts generally billed (AGB) for an emergency or other medically-necessary care. View the FAP Application here.
- FMI | (207) 351-2389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Prescription Assistance: York Hospital’s Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many can get their medications free or nearly free! This program is available to those who:
- Do not have prescription coverage through any other source including private insurance, MaineCare, Veteran’s Administration, Medicare Part D (some exceptions) or other plans.
- Meet income qualifications: Most programs accept gross monthly income at or below 200%-400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This amount varies by family size.
- Are legal residence of the United States.
- Take certain medications: Medication programs are available for chronic conditions. Not all medications are available.
- Have a York Hospital Provider: Your provider must be on York Hospital’s medical staff and agree to participate with program guidelines.
HELP (Help at Every Level Program) offers a discount on your hospital bill based on household income and the amount you owe. If you have a balance of $1,000 or higher related to one event or diagnosis–we can help. Click here to see the income and documentation requirements.
- Interest-Free, Long-Term Payment Arrangements: Our Patient Financial Assistance Office will work with any patient to help set the amount they can afford to pay each month. FMI | (207) 351-2389 or email email@example.com.
- Below-Cost Services: We offer many services at or below cost to the community including transportation to and from all York Hospital locations (including community sites and physician offices); low cost flu shots; free Medicare D counseling and the Bridges Program which provides support and companionship for the elderly. FMI | Call the Health Care Help Center at (207) 351-2345.
- Self Pay Discount Effective January 1, 2019, York Hospital provides a 30% discount off of charges for all eligible uninsured patients.
- ONLINE PAYMENT
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2019 HOLIDAY PARADES & EVENTS
We are happy to report that York Hospital will hit the road, literally, with our 2019 holiday spirit, participating in the holiday parades and events below.
Our theme this year will be more merry
than ever. . . more details about all of these events will be shared in upcoming newsletters. All are encouraged to cheer us on and be part of the festivities! If you are interested in being part of the York Hospital “float-illa” in any of the parades, mark your calendars now and please give a shout out to Friendraising at (207) 351-2385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- KENNEBUNK • CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30h
The fun begins at 5p, when York Hospital elves will share holiday whoopie pies in Downtown Kennebunk
while Santa lights the Christmas tree in Kennebunk’s Tibbetts Plaza!
- BREAKFAST WITH SANTA • YORK HOSPITAL CAFE • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus will stop in for a breakfast buffet in York Hospital’s Dining Room on Friday, December 6th from 7:30a to 9:30a. YH staff members’ families, along with area families, are invited to stop in for a chat with Santa and receive a small toy!
- SANFORD PARADE • HOLLY DAZE • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
The parade begins at 5:30p. The parade route (approx. ½ mile) begins on Main Street at Dairy Queen and ends at The MidTown Mall.
- SOUTH BERWICK • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Downtown South Berwick will come alive with its annual holiday celebration on Friday, December 6th from 5p to 7p. Local stores and businesses will stay open and the streets will be filled with music, people, crafts and yummy treats. York Hospital in South Berwick will be in the thick of it with holiday whoopie pies, coffee and hot chocolate, and fun activities for the family!
- YORK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
The parade begins at 4:30p at Foster’s Clambakes at Axholme Road, finishing at Village Elementary School!
- KITTERY PARADE • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
The parade begins at 3p at Post Office Square and will follow the traditional route through downtown Kittery and conclude at the John Paul Jones Park with the tree lighting.
- OGUNQUIT PARADE • CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th
The 33rd annual parade begins at 3p. Plan to arrive before 2p at the parking lot across from “That Place in Ogunquit” restaurant, at the entrance to Perkins Cove. The parade route follows Shore Road to Ogunquit Center, down Beach Street, ending in the Lower Lot on River Road around 4p
- WELLS CHRISTMAS PARADE • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th
The 34th annual parade begins at 2p at The Wells Plaza on Route 1. If you’d like to join us on the float, meet at YH in Wells at 1p. Leave your car there and we'll take the float to the parade and back when done at approximately 3p.
Dr. James Stuart, Surgery Associates of York Hospital, has been on staff here in York since January of 1974. While the “usual” background information regarding his education and medical training
is interesting to know, even more interesting is the institutional history and the anecdotal information that Dr. Stuart has stored up the sleeves of his white coat after more than four decades of being a provider and a caregiver at York Hospital! We would like to take this opportunity to share a bit of both types of information. Dr. Stuart received his BA from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and his MD from | Wayne State University College of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a Rotating Internship at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and a Residency in General Surgery, also at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Stuart is Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons.
Back in the 1970s when Dr. Stuart joined York Hospital, there were no ambulances for the hospital. The local undertaker transported patients to the hospital in a vehicle similar to a modern hearse. When ambulances did start being used to transport patients to York Hospital, it was Dr. Stuart who trained the first EMTs riding on the ambulances. In 1974 there were 10 physicians total at York Hospital. If you stop Dr. Stuart in the hall today, he will still be able to tell you their names and what most of their work schedules were! On most Saturdays, the physicians would eat lunch in the cafeteria together – oftentimes with other employees or patients’ families. Another example of the kind of tight-knit community that defined York Hospital even back in the 1970s is that when Dr. Stuart performed surgeries, the assistant in the OR was typically the patient’s referring doctor, as opposed to another general surgeon or first assist.
These anecdotes illustrate that the philosophy of Loving Kindness has been an important aspect of how York Hospital has grown over the past four decades, and that Loving Kindness has guided Dr. Stuart as a physician, a caregiver and a colleague for more than 40 years. Kudos to Dr. Stuart—thank you for being an ambassador for York Hospital and a role model for all of us!