Health care organizations in New Hampshire work hard to make quality health care available, affordable, and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene offers many financial aid, assistance and referral programs to ensure that cost will not be a barrier to anyone in our community getting the health care services they need. If payment of your health care expenses could create a financial hardship for you, our staff will work with you to apply for financial assistance. Information you provide is confidential and is only reviewed by staff processing your application.
Even if you do not feel you qualify for financial assistance, call us anyway to receive an application. There are many factors taken into consideration when determining eligibility. We also may be able to connect you with other resources for which you may qualify.
As part of the financial aid counseling application process, the hospital will assess your potential eligibility for health insurance coverage through federal or state programs such as New Hampshire Medicaid. If it is determined that you may be eligible for one of these programs, the hospital will assist you in the application process. You will be required to supply the financial or medical documentation that is necessary to secure such insurance coverage.
Criteria categories for financial assistance
- Family income, in relation to federal poverty guidelines
- Assets (e.g. home, bank account, and stocks)
- Any additional financial hardship
- You must be receiving medically necessary care.
Exclusions for eligibility
Cosmetic procedures and infertility services are not eligible for financial assistance. Not all services and supplies are covered under our Financial Assistance Program. Please contact us for additional information.
If you would like information on the policy and our practices, please call one of our representatives at (603) 354-5454 x 4444.