Free Care Program



It is the policy of Sebasticook Valley Health to treat all patients requiring care without regard for ability to pay and to assist patients in arranging for settlement of their accounting obligation.

Sebasticook Valley Health offers a Free Care program. Under this program, medically necessary services will be provided to Maine residents at no cost. If you choose to apply for free care, you will be asked if you have insurance of any kind to help pay for your care. You may also be asked to show that insurance or a government program (i.e. MaineCare) will not pay for your care.

In addition, we offer services to help you arrange for payment of your bill, such as insurance billing, payment plans, and financial assistance, which may qualify you for reduced payment.

SVH continues to show its commitment to the local community by making free care available to applicants within our service area with a household income up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). Free care is also available to applicants outside of our service area with a household income up to 150% of FPG. See guidelines below. 

Family Size

2014 FPG

All Applicants

Within Service Area*

1

$11,670

$17,505

$23,340

2

$15,730

$23,595

$31,460

3

$19,790

$29,685

$39,580

4

$23,850

$35,775

$47,700

5

$27,910

$41,865

$55,820

6

$31,970

$47,955

$63,940

7

$36,030

$54,045

$72,060

8

$40,090

$60,135

$80,180

Each Add'l

$4,060

$6,090

$8,120

health insurance

 

*SVH service areas are Burnham, Canaan, Clinton, Corinna, Detroit, Dexter, Dixmont, Etna, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Plymouth, St. Albans, Stetson, and Troy.

Services that are not medically necessary are not eligible for free care or financial assistance. Free care is only considered after all third party payment sources have been exhausted.

If you do not qualify for Free Care, you are entitled to ask for a fair hearing. We will tell you how to apply for a fair hearing.

If you do not qualify for free hospital care, you are entitled to ask for a fair hearing. Contact us for information about applying for a fair hearing.

Other healthcare providers may bill you separately as a result of your treatment here. It is the responsibility of the patient to determine if these providers also offer free care. Sebasticook Valley Health's Free Care Program covers Sebasticook Valley Health bills only.

Please contact our Patient Accounts department at 207.487.4020 or toll-free 800.557.8578 for more details. You may also contact us via secure email by clicking here.

Below are the documents you will need to qualify and apply. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. If you do not have it, click here to install the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader.