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Summary of Financial Assistance Policy

The University of Kansas Health System is a not-for-profit health system and part of the region's premier academic medical center. Our mission is to serve the people of Kansas, the region and the nation and enhance the health and wellness of the individuals, families and communities we serve. We are committed to providing emergency and medically necessary healthcare services to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

For patients and patient guarantors with limited financial resources, the health system has established a financial assistance program to help those who qualify in paying for their medical care.


Patients of the health system with annual family income equal to or less than 3 times the federal poverty level, and within asset-limit thresholds, may be eligible for financial assistance. For more information about current poverty guidelines, visit the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluations online.

Learn more and apply for financial assistance.

Types of assistance

Family income and assets will be considered when making an eligibility determination for financial assistance. Discounted care is available to patients with limited assets and family income less than 3 times the federal poverty level. Patients not meeting these eligibility guidelines, but with extraordinarily high medical expenses, may qualify for catastrophic care assistance.

Fees charged to uninsured patients

Patients with no insurance coverage will be granted a discount on health system bills for emergency and medically necessary care that is equal to that generally charged to insured patients.

For more information

Information on the health system's financial assistance policy is available upon request. The application for financial assistance at The University of Kansas Health System is available online.

To request a complete financial assistance policy or a financial assistance application, or if you need assistance completing the application, contact our financial counseling team in patient financial services at 913-588-7850.

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