Financial Assistance Programs

The OHSU Financial and Medicaid Services office provides screening, intake or referral, and follow-up service for those uninsured and under-insured OHSU patients who might qualify for state and/or federal medical assistance programs. We can assist you with the application process, if appropriate.

You can also apply for the Oregon Health Plan directly by calling the Oregon Health Plan Application Center at 800-699-9075.

For more information, please call us at 503-494-8505 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions about an OHSU bill you have received, please contact OHSU billing customer service at 866-617-6855 or

  • Washington Health Plan Finder - This is Washington’s health benefit exchange where Washingtonians can learn about and apply for health care coverage.
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides assistance and work opportunities to low income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. Washington Connection – The Washington Connection website, a link to services for senior, people with disabilities and caregivers.
  • SSA - The Social Security Administration (SSA) website provides information about retirement, survivors and disability insurance benefits, and supplemental security income. The site also provides wage reporting information for employers.
  • SHIBA - A statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist, and serve as advocates for people with Medicare. SHIBA volunteers help people with Medicare understand their rights and options in health insurance, so that they can make informed choices.

Financial assistance policy

Request for financial assistance may be made at any point before, during, or after the provision of care. We offer an application process for determining your initial interest in and qualification for financial assistance.

A patient or responsible party choosing not to apply for financial assistance will not automatically be considered for assistance.

Financial assistance is specific to each patient admission. Approved financial assistance for outpatient services is granted for a six-month time period and then re-application is required. Financial assistance is granted for medically necessary procedures only.

We use the DMAP priority list of medical services as a guideline for determination of covered services.

Financial assistance is secondary to all other financial resources available to the patient including insurance, government programs, third-party liability, and liquid assets. We assist persons with financial need by waiving all or part of the charges for services provided by OHSU.

Application and instructions

Important: The Financial Assistance application is for patients who have already been registered and screened for potential assistance. If you have not spoken to Registration and been screened, please call 503-494-8505 prior to completing these forms.

Please read the instructions carefully to ensure you are providing all required information.

Additional documents that may be needed based on your situation: