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Financial Assistance

Ochsner Health System provides financial assistance for:

  • Emergency and medically necessary care,
  • To patients who are residents of Louisiana and Mississippi,
  • And who are unable to pay.

Financial assistance applies to your portion of the bill only, for example, your deductible or co-payment. 


Financial assistance is based on your family income and the current Federal Poverty Level. 

The current Federal Poverty Level can be found at

Financial Assistance is offered as follows:

  • If your family income is 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level, you may receive a 100% discount.

To Apply

To apply, call us 504-842-4190 or complete an application

Please mail your completed application and accompanying documentation to:

Ochsner Health System
Attn: Patient Accounts Customer Service
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121

More Information

Financial Assistance Policy

Financial Assistance Information (Summary of Policy)