Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital affirms and maintains its commitment to serve our community in a manner consistent with our philosophy. This philosophy emphasizes health care as a basic human right, dedicates our efforts to aid all persons regardless of their ability to pay, and epitomizes the giving of total patient care. Additionally, Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital provides physical and emotional care and fosters well being to those in need through knowledge, empathy and dedication, while continuing to be a leader in preeminent, progressive health care, encompassing its many phases in service to our patients, their families and the community. These beliefs have led to the development of a formalized policy for providing charitable services at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital.
Healthcare services are available to all patients regardless of their race, color, creed, national origin or financial standing. Accordingly, patients who are financially unable to pay for the care they receive will not be denied treatment nor will the medical standards of that treatment be reduced because of the patientŐs financial situation.
Coping with medical bills can be stressful. If you have the opportunity to be insured, it is a wise choice. Our Patient Financial Services team is available to assist you with questions about your coverage or medical bills while you are here as a patient or after you have gone home. As a courtesy to our patients, claims are submitted to all medical insurance plans. You will be billed for any remaining balances after the insurance company has processed the claim.
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital expects patients who are financially able to pay for the services they receive to do so either directly or through third-party insurance.
If you are uninsured, or underinsured, and find that you are unable to pay your hospital bill Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital has a policy that may assist you if you qualify. This policy is more generous than the current federal poverty guidelines. You are encouraged to apply for our Charity Care Program. Applications can be obtained by calling Patient Financial Services at (570) 387-2114, or in person at Patient Registration Areas or Credit & Collections Department. In some situations, you may be required to file an application for medical assistance from the Commonwealth and/or provide some additional information in order to finalize your application.
Please contact Patient Financial Services at (570) 387-2114 if you need to make payment arrangements, wish to apply for our Charity Care Program to determine if your out-of-pocket costs can be partially or fully reduced, or have additional questions or concerns related to your account balance.