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Hospital Free Care

Last updated: January 25, 2024

Each hospital in Rhode Island has a “charity care program.” The hospital may cover all or part of the bill if the applicant is unable to pay. The income limit is 200% FPL for full coverage and up to 300% FPL for partial coverage. Hospitals can choose to apply an asset test in determining eligibility for charity care. The hospital should post its charity care eligibility rules. To apply for charity care, request an application from the business office of the hospital.

For more information contact the Health Information Line at 1-800-942-7434.

Income Guidelines 2023

Family Size

Annual Income –
200% FPL
(Full Coverage)

Annual Income –
300% FPL
(Partial Coverage)

1$25,760 $38,640
2$34,840 $52,260
3$43,920 $65,880
4$53,000 $79,500
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