Washington Health System

155 Wilson Avenue Washington, PA 15301   (724) 225-7000

Financial Assistance

Washington Health System is committed to providing emergency and other medically necessary services to patients regardless of their ability to pay.  It is part of our mission to work with patients to assist them in meeting their financial obligations for services rendered by our health system.

What individuals qualify for financial assistance?
Washington Health System may be able to offer financial assistance to patients:

  • With no medical insurance or limited medical insurance policies;
  • Who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid;
  • Who are United States citizens; or
  • Who document financial need.

What assistance is available?
Patients who apply for financial assistance and meet the requisite eligibility criteria may be eligible for free care if their family income is 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or below, or discounted care if family income does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  It is the policy of Washington Health System that no one eligible for financial assistance will be charged more for emergency or other medically necessary care than amounts generally billed to patients receiving Medicare, Medicaid or other private health insurance for such care.

Where can I obtain Washington Health System’s Financial Assistance Policy?
For a copy of Washington Health System’s complete Financial Assistance Policy, click the links below. The Financial Assistance Policy applies to hospital services received at Washington Health System facilities (The Washington Hospital and Washington Health System Greene).

What are the income guidelines for financial assistance?
The following table shows the eligible income ranges based on the 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Persons in family/household Poverty guideline
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
7 $38,060
8 $42,380

**For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,320 for each additional person.

What services are eligible for financial assistance?
Emergency and other medically necessary (non-elective) services provided by WHS Washington Hospital, WHS Greene and WHS Family Medicine Residency Program.

What services are not eligible for financial assistance?
Financial assistance does not cover Cosmetic Surgery, Outpatient Pharmacy, non-approved by insurance Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Programs, non-approved by insurance Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, non-medically necessary services to include dental procedures and tubal reversals.  Any other discounted services provided under a separate agreement or contract.

How do I apply for financial assistance?
To apply for financial assistance, patients must complete and submit the financial assistance application with the required proofs of income.  You can download the application, labeled Charity Care, below.

How do I obtain more information about financial assistance, copies of financial assistance documents, or help with the financial assistance process? 
Washington Health System is here to help you by phone, mail, online or in person:

Business Office (724) 223-3034
Financial Counselor (724) 229-1752

Hospital Physical Locations / Mailing Addresses:
WHS Washington Hospital                  WHS Greene
155 Wilson Avenue                             350 Bonar Avenue
Washington, PA  15301                      Waynesburg, PA  15370
Attn:  Business Office                          Attn:  Business Office

Files for download:
Click here to download the Financial Assistances and Collection Policy
Click here to download the WHS Charity Care Application