Financial Assistance

Help paying your medical bills

We offer help paying for medical care at OHSU and at our OHSU Health partners, Hillsboro Medical Center and Adventist Health Portland. You may qualify for free or discounted care if you:

  • Don’t have health insurance or don’t have enough health insurance.
  • Qualify for state or federal medical assistance.

    Call us

    Financial assistance: 503-494-8551, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

    Payment plans:

      Visit us

      OHSU Patient Financial Services: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, OHSU Hospital, 9th Floor, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239

      Hillsboro Medical Center – Patient Financial Services: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 335 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123

      Adventist Health Portland: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland, OR 97216

      Write to us

      OHSU Patient Financial Services
      Mail Code: RPB07
      3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
      Portland, OR 97239

      How we can help

      We can:                                                                                                    

      • Connect you with resources.
      • If you qualify, provide free or discounted care.

      If you can, please ask for financial assistance before you get care. You can also ask during or after your care.

      Learn how to apply for OHSU Health financial assistance.

      Who qualifies for financial assistance?

      You may qualify if you:

      If you qualify, we will give you free or discounted care for up to six months. You can apply again if you need more care.

      If you apply and are turned down, you can appeal.

      We don’t offer financial assistance if you:

      • Have insurance and choose not to use it.
      • Are not responsible for the bill.
      • Live outside the U.S.

          Medically necessary care

          Medically necessary care is care that you need to keep your health from getting worse. It can include:

          • Evaluation
          • Diagnosis
          • Treatment

          Medically necessary care does not include:

          • Elective cosmetic services
          • Clinical trials
          • Fertility services
          • Routine vision exams
          • Transplants and CAR T-cell therapy
          • Take-home prescriptions or pharmacy supplies
          • Medical equipment, including glasses and contact lenses

          Financial assistance is available for care at all OHSU Health hospitals and clinic, except for some professional charges.

          Service area

          OHSU’s service area is:

          • Oregon
          • These Washington counties:
            • Benton
            • Clark
            • Columbia
            • Cowlitz
            • Klickitat
            • Lewis
            • Pacific
            • Skamania
            • Wahkiakum
            • Walla Walla
            • Yakima

            Income limits

            You may qualify for financial assistance if your family:

            • Has no insurance or has insurance through an employer or self-pay that doesn’t fully cover your needs.
            • Has annual income that does not exceed four times the federal poverty level.
              • If your household income is no more than three times the poverty level, you qualify for free care.
              • If it’s between three and four times the poverty level, you qualify for a 65% discount.


            We will screen you for medical assistance. Here is a list of resources outside OHSU.

            Multnomah County




              How to apply for OHSU Health financial assistance

              Before you apply, you’ll need to get registered and screened. Please call 503-494-8505 to do so.

              You will need to verify your:

              • Address
              • Income, from:
                • Pay stubs
                • Income tax return
                • Bank records