Are there health care facilities that provide free or reduced-cost care?
About 300 health care facilities nationwide are obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care (called Hill-Burton Facilities). You must apply for assistance at the facility. There are no facilities in Alaska, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, or Wyoming, and all US territories except Puerto Rico. You can find a list of the facilities at: http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/facilities.html
For more information about this program, you may want to visit the following sites:
The Hill-Burton Hotline:
- 1-800-492-0359 in Maryland