Financial Assistance Program
Get Help Paying Your Bill
At Houston Northwest Medical Center, we’re committed to providing quality health care to those who need it. As part of our dedication to the well-being of our community, we offer alternate funding and payment plan options to individuals who do not have insurance coverage.
Our staff can help you identify options that you may qualify for based on government or hospital rules and regulations. Here are some of the financial assistance programs provided at Houston Northwest.
Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)
The MEP is a hospital service provided to you at no cost. You may qualify for government programs that pay for all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. If you are under 21 or over 65 years old, have children in the household, are pregnant, potentially disabled or have been a Victim of Crime, you may qualify. Our hospital patient advocates can assist you with the application process.
Your hospital Patient Advocates can also explore government programs that you may qualify for, including:
- County Indigent
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
Charity Care Program Financial Assistance
Charity care is available to patients who don’t have the means to pay for hospital expenses and don’t qualify for any government programs. You may qualify for hospital financial assistance if your household income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit.
To be considered for this assistance program, you’ll be required to provide information on your household finances through a confidential financial application. Documentation will be requested 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. PST for additional information.
Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital patient advocates can assist you with understanding the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.
To contact a patient advocate at Houston Northwest for assistance with these programs, call (281) 397-2938.