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Assistance & Financial Aid
For all programs, “family” is defined as the patient, the patient’s spouse, and all of the patient’s children under the age of 18 (natural or adoptive) who live in the patient’s home. A family’s gross income for the three months or twelve months prior to the date(s) of service will be used to determine eligibility.
 
Hospital Care Assurance Program
Licking Memorial Hospital provides basic, medically necessary,
hospital-level services free of charge to Ohio residents with incomes
at or below the federal poverty guidelines who have no third-party coverage. To be eligible for the Hospital Care Assurance Program you must:
  • Be ineligible to receive public assistance
  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Have a family size and household income at or below the federal poverty guidelines
Financial Assistance
In accordance with our mission, LMH and LMHP also discount bills to patients who earn no more than 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. To be eligible for this program you must:
  • Be ineligible to receive public assistance
  • Be a Licking County resident
  • Have a family size and household income no more than 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines


A Financial Assistance Application must be completed by the patient or the responsible party.  Please view full policy details by reviewing the Financial Assistance Policy.  A Financial Assistance Policy Summary is available with more information on determining eligibility for financial assistance.  
 
For Hospital bill assistance, applications may also be obtained at the Cashier window located next to the Betsy Eaton O'Neill Health Resource Center in the Hospital, or by calling (220) 564-4500. If you are eligible to have your bill discounted, you will be billed for the remaining balance. Please contact us immediately at (220) 564-4500 to discuss payment options.
 
For physician bill assistance, applications may also be obtained at a physician practice, the Central Billing Office located at 1915 Tamarack Road in Newark, or by calling (220) 564-4499 to request one. If you are eligible to have your bill discounted, you will be billed for the remaining balance. Please contact us immediately at (220) 564-4499 to discuss payment options.