Partners HealthCare Patient Billing and Financial Assistance Information
If you live in Massachusetts, you may be able to get health insurance or help paying your health care bills through a state program like MassHealth, the Health Connector, or Health Safety Net. Each program has different rules and income limits.
To find out more and apply:
- Visit a patient financial counselor at your hospital or health center, or
- Go to www.MAhealthconnector.org
If you have medical bills because you do not have insurance, or because your health insurance did not cover your care, you may qualify for a discount. A paper application along with supporting documentation may be required. There are three types of discounts:
- If your bills are for an emergency and related follow-up medical care, then you may be able to get a 70% to 100% discount if you do not qualify for any state programs. The discount amount will depend on your household income.* Download the financial assistance application to apply for this discount.
- If your bills are from Spaulding or McLean, then you may be able to get a 55% to 100% discount if you do not qualify for any state programs. The discount amount will depend on your household income.* Download the financial assistance application to apply for this discount.
- You may get a 25% discount on any medical bills if you pay (or set up a payment plan) within 2 months of the date on your first bill. This does not apply to bills from Spaulding or McLean.
Important: Many health care bills are for co-payments, co-insurance, or deductibles that are required as part of your health insurance. We DO NOT discount those bills.
Click here to find a screening tool to help you determine if you qualify for any of the discounts mentioned above.
*If you qualify for a financial assistance discount, you will never pay more than what the average insurance company would pay. Discount rates are reassessed annually and may change.
You may set up a zero interest monthly payment plan for any bill, even a bill for a health insurance co-payment, co-insurance, or deductible.
Contact us to find out more
- In person: visit a patient financial counselor at your hospital or health center. Find a list of patient financial counselors' contact information across Partners entities.
- Phone: (617) 726-3884
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Please call or email to request information and application forms by mail.
Take action right away. There may be time limits that apply.
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Related documents and policies
- General information about financial assistance
- Financial assistance and uninsured patient discount policy
- Financial assistance application- Generally applies to emergency and related follow-up care. See application for details.
- Patient billing terms
- List of patient financial counselors' contact information across Partners entities
- Why am I getting a bill?
- Credit and Collection Policy
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Pay your bills online through Partners HealthCare Patient Gateway, a convenient and secure way to view your health records, communicate with your doctor's office, and view and pay your bills.