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Medical Care for Those Who Cannot Afford to Pay
Maine law requires that free medical care must be given to Maine people with income less than 150% of the federal poverty level. However, Southern Maine Health Care gives free care to Maine people at 175% of the poverty level and discount free care for people at 200% and 225%:

Southern Maine Health Care Free Care Guidelines - 2015

 

Maine DHHS Chapter 150 Requirement

 

 

 

Persons in Family

150% of FPL

175% of FPL

200% of FPL

225% of FPL

1

$17,655

$20,598

$23,540

$26,483

2

$23,895

$27,878

$31,860

$35,843

3

$30,135

$35,158

$40,180

$45,203

4

$36,375

$42,438

$48,500

$54,563

5

$42,615

$49,718

$56,820

$63,923

6

$48,855

$56,998

$65,140

$73,283

7

$55,095

$64,278

$73,460

$82,643

8

$61,335

$71,558

$81,780

$92,003

For each additional person, add

$6,240

$7,280

$8,320

$9,360

Discount Applied:

100%

100%

50%

25%

If you believe you qualify for Free Care, please request an application from the Patient Accounts office by calling 282-9080 (toll free: 877-282-9080), or pick one up in person from the Cashier's Office, located on the first floor of the Medical Center. You can also download a copy here:

You will be asked if you have insurance of any kind to help pay for your care. You may also be asked to show that insurance or a government program will not pay for your care.

Only necessary medical care is given as free care.

If you do not qualify for free medical care, you may ask for a fair hearing. We will tell you how to apply for a fair hearing.

2015 Free Care Guidelines posted in Federal Register 1/22/15, effective same.
cc: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services.


 

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