Availability of Financial Assistance
Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) has established a Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) to ensure a fair and equitable system for determining patient financial need. This is a summary of the policy.
To determine financial assistance eligibility at JMC, a patient’s total annual household income will be compared to the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). With certain restrictions, total annual household income less than or equal to 200% of FPG will entitle the patient to a 100% discount. Total annual household income over 200% but not greater than 400% of FPG will entitle the patient to an 80% discount from gross charges. The patient’s responsibility will not exceed 25% of his/her total annual household income. Patients eligible for government funding programs generally will not qualify for financial assistance under the policy. No person eligible for financial assistance under the FAP will be charged more for emergency or other medically necessary care than amounts generally billed to individuals who have insurance covering such care. If an individual has sufficient insurance coverage or assets available to pay for care, he/she may be deemed ineligible for financial assistance.
How to Apply for Financial Assistance
Patients may apply for financial assistance by completing a FAP application form and submitting it to the JMC Customer Service Department at the contact information listed below. Financial counselors are available to assist patients in completing the application.
Where to Obtain Information
There are numerous ways to obtain assistance with or information about the FAP application process, or to obtain free copies of the FAP or FAP application form:
The FAP, FAP application, and this plain language summary of the FAP are available in English and Spanish.
To review the Financial Assistance Summary in Spanish, please click here.