30 Jun OMC Expands Financial Assistance Starting July 1
The expanded financial assistance sliding scale means more patients may qualify for financial assistance
Olympic Medical Center’s Financial Assistance Program is expanding its sliding scale to support more patients in need. The program provides financial assistance for qualifying patients who need help paying for emergency or medically necessary care they receive in an OMC facility or by an OMC provider. The updated financial assistance sliding scale, also known as charity care, will provide a higher discount to patients for services on and after July 1, 2022.
“Olympic Medical Center is committed to serving all patients, including those who lack health insurance coverage and who cannot pay for all or part of the essential care they receive,” said Jennifer Dyrseth, patient financial services manager. “The expanded financial assistance sliding scale means more patients may qualify for financial assistance, including many who may not have previously qualified.”
The financial assistance sliding scale is based on family size and income. Patients who qualified for small discounts before will now qualify for large discounts moving forward. If a patient previously fell into our 80%, 60% or 45% approval brackets, they now qualify for a 100% discount. If they previously fell into our 30 or 40% discount bracket, they now qualify for 75% or 50%.
Services received before July 1, 2022, will be evaluated using the previous scale, and qualified services received after July 1, 2022 will be evaluated on the updated scale, which can be found in full on the Olympic Medical Center financial assistance page.
In addition to financial assistance, patients can reach out to OMC Financial Services to receive assistance signing up for health insurance through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
To learn more or to apply for financial assistance, patients can consult with an OMC patient financial service representative at (360) 417-7111 or (800) 854-2844.