Columbus Regional Health is committed to providing charity care to persons who have health care needs and are uninsured, underinsured and ineligible for aid from county, state or federal agencies and are otherwise unable to pay for medically necessary care based on their individual financial situations.
Columbus Regional Health strives to ensure that the financial capacity of people who need health care services does not prevent them from seeking or receiving care. Charity Care is not considered to be a substitute for personal responsibility and patients are expected to cooperate with CRH’s policies and procedures for obtaining Charity Care and to contribute to the cost of their care based on their individual ability to pay.
Starting January 1, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) mandated insurance coverage. Patients with the financial capacity to purchase health insurance shall be encouraged to do so, as a means of assuring access to health care services, for their overall personal health and protection of their individual assets.
The granting of charity care shall be based on an individualized determination of financial need, and shall not take into account age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.