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Financial Assistance

As part of our mission of "Caring for a lifetime," Blanchard Valley Health System provides options for both insured and uninsured patients who require emergency or medically necessary services at Blanchard Valley Hospital or Bluffton Hospital. Qualified patients will receive free or discounted care in accordance with the Blanchard Valley Health System eligibility criteria and policy.

Patients Who are Underinsured or Without Insurance

Assistance is offered, free of charge, to complete assistance applications for the following programs:

  • Ohio Medicaid
  • Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP)
  • Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital financial assistance

Financial assistance screening and services are provided in the following areas of both Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital:

  • Outpatient registration
  • Pre-registration
  • Inpatient registration
  • Patient rooms
  • Emergency room
  • Cashier’s office
  • Patient financial services

Inquires can be made directly to any of the staff members involved in the above processes, by contacting the financial assistance staff at 419.423.5310, or by completing an application for financial assistance which are located on the back of patient statements or can be downloaded below.

Financial Assistance Policy, Summary & Application

Application in English
Aplicación en Español

Summary in English
Resumen en Español

Policy in English
La política en Español

More information on Medicaid eligibility can be found at www.benefits.ohio.gov or 800.324.8680.

Open enrollment for the Insurance Exchange can be found at www.healthcare.gov or 800.318.2596.