Financial Assistance, Collections and Payment Plan Policies

Financial Assistance 
Houston Methodist is committed to providing financial assistance to patients who are uninsured or underinsured  and who are ineligible for a government program, or who are otherwise unable to pay for medically necessary care, including emergency medical care. Our Financial Assistance Policy provides information on how to apply, eligible services, eligibility criteria and the approval process. For your convenience, Houston Methodist has included a plain language summary of this policy as well as the financial assistance application. 

Collections and Payment Plan
At Houston Methodist, we expect patients who have the ability to pay for their health care costs to pay their bills in full and on time. We also understand that some patients may need more time to pay their bills, and so we offer an interest-free payment plan option providing patients with up to 18 months to pay off their balance.   See Extended Payment Plan Policy document below.

English
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Vietnamese
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Chinese
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

French
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Gujarati
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Japanese
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Mon-Khmer
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Portuguese - European
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Tagalog
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Urdu
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Spanish
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Arabic
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Farsi
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

German
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Hindi
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Korean
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Portuguese - Brazilian
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Russian
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy

Thai
Financial Assistance Policy (Full)
Financial Assistance Policy (Plain Language Summary)
Financial Assistance Application
Collections Policy
Extended Payment Plan Policy