Financial Assistance & Information About Hospital Bills

Finacial Assistance

If you do not have health insurance or if you have questions regarding financial assistance, please ask for information from Patient Registration staff or contact the Hospital's Financial Representative at 514-5522.

Patient Notice of Financial Assistance

Eastern Niagara Hospital is a not-for-profit organization, focused on its mission of caring for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The Hospital is proud of its mission to provide quality care to all in need.

If you do not have health insurance and worry that you may not be able to pay in full for your care, the Hospital may be able to help. Eastern Niagara Hospital provides financial aid to patients based on their income, assets and needs. In addition, Hospital staff can assist you in obtaining free or low-cost health insurance or work with you to arrange a manageable payment plan.

It is important that you let the billing staff know if you will have difficulty paying your bill so that arrangments can be worked out. Without that information, your unpaid bills may be turned over to a collection agency which could affect your credit status.

To be eligible for this program, you will be required to provide the following information:

  • Three recent payroll stubs
  • A copy of a recent tax return

 

Downloadable files:

Charity Care Policy and Application Form/POLÍTICA DE ATENCIÓN BENÉFICA

Repeat Charity Care Application Form

Financial Assistance Information File

 

Other Important Information about Paying for Your Care at Eastern Niagara Hospital

Eastern Niagara Hospital is a participating provider in many health plan networks. You can find a list of the plans in which we participate below. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether ENH participates in the specific plan you are covered by. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of a health plan’s products.

It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians employed by the hospital can be found on our website at www.enhs.org. Eastern Niagara Hospital contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists, to provide services at the hospital. Contact information for the physician groups the hospital has contracted with is available on our website at www.enhs.org. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.

You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by Eastern Niagara Hospital are likely to be needed, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists. Contact information for these physicians is available on our website at www.enhs.org. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.

Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available upon request by calling (716) 514-5881.

If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available on our website at www.enhs.org or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at (716)-514-5522.

 

PARTICIPATING HEALTH CARE PLANS:

AETNA 
HEALTHNOW (BLUE CROSS OF WNY)
BLUE CROSS - GENERAL MOTORS BC (GMBC)
BLUE CROSS - SENIOR BLUE 
BLUE CROSS COMMUNITY BLUE
FAMILY HEALTH PLUS COMMUNITY BLUE 
CHILD HEALTH PLUS COMMUNITY BLUE 
CIGNA INSURANCE
FIDELIS FAMILY HEALTH PLUS
FIDELIS CHILD HEALTH PLUS
FIDELIS - MEDICARE 
FIDELIS CARE NEW YORK 
FIDELIS DUAL - FIDELIS DUAL ADVANTAGE
GHI EMBLEM 
INDEPENDENT HEALTH
IHA - ENCOMPASS 65
IHA - MEDICARE DUAL DIFFERENCE
IHA - MEDISOURCE 
MAGNACARE HEALTH
MEDICAID
MEDICARE
MVP HEALTHCARE
NEW YORK STATE NO FAULT
NEW YORK STATE WORKERS COMPENSATION
NOVA - NOVA HEALTHCARE
TRICARE
CHAMPVA - VA HEALTH ADMINISTRATORS 
UNITED HEALTHCARE
UNIVERA 
UNIVERA - PLUS MED 
UNIVERA - SENIOR CHOICE 
UNIVERA - TRANSITIONS/HEALTHY NY 
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS - DUAL 
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS - MEDICAID 
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS - MEDICARE 
 

 

For additional information about the NYS Out of Network Surprise Medical Bill Assignment of Benefits form click here: