Financial Assistance Program
Paulding County Hospital provides local access to high quality, affordable services through the cooperative efforts of a network of physicians and health care providers. We do not deny services based on a person’s ability to pay and offer discounted fees for patients who qualify.
If you are concerned about your ability to pay for services at PCH, or the potential financial burden for you or your family, call 419-399-1111 to speak with a patient accounts representative. Free financial counseling is available. Our staff can also assist you with payment plans, prepayment programs and reduced payments for those who qualify.
Reduced Payment Options for Patients Who Qualify
Discounts are available to patients with low income and those who are uninsured or underinsured. Complete our Hospital Care Assurance Application to find out if you qualify.
CLICK HERE to download our Hospital Care Assurance Application that you can print and fill out in advance.
Financial Assistance Levels
Assistance levels are provided on a sliding scale based on gross family income. Income is determined from the lesser of three months annualized or twelve months prior to the date of service.
The Ohio Administrative Code section 5101:3-2-07.17(B) (1) states “a family shall include the patient, the patient’s spouse, and all of the patient’s children, natural or adoptive, under the age of eighteen who live in the home. If the patient is under the age of eighteen, the ‘family’ shall include the patient, the patient’s natural or adoptive parent(s), and the parent(s)’ children, natural or adoptive under the age of eighteen who live in the home”.
Assistance for the Uninsured
To lessen the burden on our uninsured patients, arrangements can be made with the billing office to receive a 7% discount for services rendered by the Hospital and its employed physicians.
Early Payment Discount
Anyone who pays his or her bill in full within ten days of its postmark will be eligible to receive an 8% discount on the balance due.
Patients who are unable to pay their balance in full within 90 days of its post mark can set up a payment plan. Payments are due monthly, with payment in full due within two years. A $40 minimum monthly payment is required. Payments must be made monthly or the account will be considered in default.
Paulding County Hospital will make every reasonable effort to assist patients in paying off their accounts using the methods highlighted on this webpage. In the event a patient chooses not to follow these procedures, we will refer the account to a collection agency.
Billing from Other Providers
Your hospital bill will not reflect all charges related to your hospital visit. Fees charged by your physician and other specialists (if applicable), including radiologists and emergency room physicians, are not included in your hospital bill.
You may receive bills from the following specialists:
The radiologist who reads your images will bill you for that service.
Northwest Ohio Emergency Services
You will receive a separate bill if you were treated by physicians in the emergency department.
Fort Wayne Medical Laboratory
Pathologists who examine your lab work will bill you for that service.
Defiance Mercy General Surgeons
The doctor(s) who performed your surgery at Paulding County Hospital will bill you for that service.
The information provided is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital, also known as a chargemaster. It is not a helpful tool for patients to comparison shop between hospitals or to estimate what health care services are going to cost them out of their own pocket. For more information about the cost of your care, please contact our patient financial services staff at (419) 399-1158.
CLICK HERE to download our chargemaster.