Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Charity Care Guidelines

Charity Care Guidelines

Application for charity care assistance may be made in the Hospital's Patient Access Services department. Our counselor will ask you or your family member to complete an application for charity care and will request information about monthly income, expenses, credit card and loan obligations and assets owned.

In addition, the counselor will ask for a copy of your or your family's most recent federal tax return as well as other documents.

In evaluating your application, the hospital will consider your income, debts owed and assets owned. To be considered for charity care, you cannot have assets out of proportion with the assistance requested. Charity care is available to U.S. citizens and to legal, permanent residents of the United States.

An annual report of the system's benefits plan is public information and is available from the Texas Department of Health.