The University of Chicago Medicine recognizes that patients and their families may need help paying for services received here because either insufficient insurance coverage has not paid for the entire bill or no insurance is available.
Any patient with a balance related to care received here, or any person responsible for paying a patient bill for care received here (the guarantor) may request an application for financial assistance.
The University of Chicago Medicine offers financial assistance discounts that may cover all or part of the patient balance(s) based on a verified financial need. Our financial assistance options exceed those required by the Illinois Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act, and are normally dependent on your family income. Your verified family size and income will determine whether you qualify for a discount, and, if so, the amount of the discount. For patients who qualify under our financial assistance program who receive services in 2013, the current financial assistance discount starts at 75 percent.