Financial Assistance

Ochsner Health System, with its hospital and family health centers provide financial assistance for medically necessary care for patients who are legal residents at family income levels up to two times the Federal Poverty Guidelines as shown in the chart below. Financial assistance applies to both hospital and physician services.

Ochsner Health System, with its hospitals and family health centers offer basic, medically necessary hospital-level services free of charge to individuals who are currently eligible recipients of the General Assistance of the Disability Assistance Programs or whose income is at or below the Federal Poverty guidelines. Click here to view the income level chart.

Financial Assistance Policy

This policy provides financial assistance guidelines for the provision of free or discounted, eligible medical services to patients who demonstrate an inability to pay.

This policy applies to all patients who are residents of Louisiana or Mississippi and receive either professional or technical services at Ochsner Health System that are medically necessary and who meet certain financial guidelines.

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Apply for Financial Assistance

To apply, call us (504) 842-4190 or to fill out a complete application, click here to download the Financial Assistance Form.

Complete the form and submit along with the following items:

  1. Attach copies of your last 2 tax returns, including W-2 forms and supporting schedules
  2. Last 3 payment stubs for yourself and spouse/guarantor #2
  3. Last 2 months bank statements

Please mail completed application to:
Ochsner Health System
Attn: Patient Accounts Customer Service
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121

Genitourinary Pathology Notifications to Urologists

Ochsner offers the review and interpretation of slides for genitourinary patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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