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Financial Assistance

The University of Kansas Health System is a not-for-profit academic health system with a mission of serving the people of Kansas, the region and the nation by enhancing 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.

Eligibility

Patients of The University of Kansas Health System with annual family income equal to or less than three-times the federal poverty level, and within asset limit thresholds, may be eligible for financial assistance. For more information about the current poverty guidelines, contact the assistant secretary for Planning and Evaluations of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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 three-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.

To request a complete financial assistance policy or a financial assistance application, or if you need assistance completing the application, contact Financial Counseling Department of Patient Financial Services at 913-588-7850.