A Patients Guide to Financial Services
Financial Counseling Department
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ambulatory Care Center-ACC
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Payment options- cash, check, money order, credit cards( Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
We know that when you or someone you love needs hospital care, worrying about financial issues can be particularly stressful. But if you don't have insurance or your insurance doesn't cover all the costs, there are many federal and state sources of financial assistance that may be available to you. Eligibility requirements and the application process may be different depending upon the program. That's why it's important that you meet with a financial counselor as soon as possible to learn more about what is right for you. Don't worry, the staff of the Financial Counseling Department is here to help you every step of the way and our services are always free!
Financial Assistance Programs
We specialize in the four major programs that are available to help New Jersey residents. Eligibility for these programs depends upon your family's income and other assets and you will need to provide documents that show how much money you have, etc. When you meet with one of our financial counselors, he/she will provide you with a detailed list of what you need to do or provide.
To help patients who live outside of Essex County, the Hospital has contracted with an approved company, Chamberlin Edmonds, to be onsite to assist with their Medicaid applications. Chamberlin Edmonds will also assist Essex County residents who are applying for TANF Medicaid.
Staff from the Financial Counseling Department will assist you with the application. The application will be forwarded to the hospital's Patient Accounts department and a decision about your eligibility will be made within 10 business days.
Contact Us, We can Help
For more information on any of these programs or questions on how you may apply, please contact any of the following:
Beverly Cobb, Manager
Mia Harris, Supervisor
Essex County Onsite Medicaid Worker
Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates