Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) treats every patient with dignity, respect and compassion. Patients can look to HFHS for fair pricing of the medical services it provides and for assistance with finding options to help manage their medical costs. You may be eligible for help with your medical bill through our Patient Financial Assistance Program.
How do I qualify for the Patient Financial Assistance Program?
You must meet certain requirements to be eligible. These are shown in the table below.
|Qualification Criteria||Method 1||Method 2a||Method 2b|
|U.S. Citizen or legal resident
|Live in Jackson, Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County
|Diagnosed at HFHS by an HFHS provider||X||X||X|
|Do not qualify for health insurance||X|
|Income less than 250% of Federal Poverty Level||X||X|
|Insured with limited financial resources||X||X|
|HFHS medical bills more than 30% of household income||X||X|
*We may evaluate patients for eligibility retrospectively based on criteria not listed above
- If you meet criteria for Method 1 or 2a, you may receive a 100% discount on qualifying medical services.
- If you meet criteria for Method 2b, your qualifying medical debt may be reduced to 30% of your household
- If you do not meet criteria for any of these methods, you will be charged no more than what would usually
be billed to patients who have health insurance coverage.
How do I apply for assistance?
In order to qualify for PFAP you will need to complete our Patient Financial Assistance Application (view in other languages). Once completed, return the form, proof of your household income, and proof of your residency or citizenship to a Henry Ford Health System facility. You have up to 240 days after you receive your first bill to apply. Once HFHS receives your completed application, you will be provided with a decision in writing within 30 days.
Completed applications and supporting documents should be mailed or faxed to the facility where you received care:
|Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospitals
||Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Detroit, MI 48264
|Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Centers
||Henry Ford Hospital
Patient Financial Assistance Planning Office
2799 West Grand Blvd.
K-1, West 107 Clinic Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Fax: (313) 916-4501
|Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
& Henry Ford Maplegrove Center
|Behavioral Health Services
Attn: BHS Revenue Services
1 Ford Place, Room 1F111
Detroit, MI 48202
Fax: (313) 874-6895
|Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals||Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
Attn: Financial Support
15855 19 Mile Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Fax: (586) 263-2697
|Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital||Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Attn: Revenue Services
6777 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Fax: (248) 325-0235
|Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital &
Henry Ford Medical Center - Brownstown
|Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Attn: Hospital Patient Financial Assistance Programs
2333 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Fax: (734) 246-7926
Please promptly pay your part of the bill and or remaining balance by mail or contacting our billing office at 1-800-999-5829. Learn more about our Patient Billing and Collection Policy (view in other languages).
Doctors and other providers who participate
If you qualify for financial assistance, then all eligible hospital and provider charges will be assessed for a discount. Many providers may participate in your care, but only charges billed by the following providers may be eligible for assistance.
- All Henry Ford Medical Group providers
- All providers employed by:
- Henry Ford Allegiance Health
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
- Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
- Providers contracted and billed by Henry Ford Health System for their services
There are providers that may have offices within HFHS locations or that may provide services within HFHS facilities who are not part of the above listed groups. This may include services such as labs, radiology interpretations, etc. These providers may not provide financial assistance, and you may receive a separate bill from them.
If you are unsure if your provider is part of the above covered groups, please contact your provider’s office.
How to contact us
If you have any questions regarding our Patient Financial Assistance Programs please contact the facility related to your service.
|Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospitals|
|Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Medical Centers
(including Cottage Medical Center):
|Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital and Maplegrove Center|
|Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals (Clinton Township and Mount Clemens)|
|Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital|
|Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital or Brownstown Medical Center|
Government sponsored programs
Temporary food assistance/ Healthcare for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account online.
Henry Ford has financial counselors who can help find out if you qualify for Medicaid or other local, state and federal help. If you have not been screened for Medicaid in the past 30 days, please call your local Michigan Department of Human Services office for a Medicaid review. You can also apply at MIBridges.
|Michigan Department of Human Services offices||Phone number|
|Lapeer County||(810) 667-0800|
|Livingston County||(517) 548-0200|
|Macomb County||(586) 254-1500|
|Monroe County||(734) 243-7200|
|Oakland County||(248) 975-4800|
|St. Clair County||(810) 966-2000|
|Washtenaw County||(734) 481-2000|
|Wayne County||(855) 275-6424|
If you are denied Medicaid or other state and federal programs, our Patient Financial Assistance Program may be able to help. Uninsured and underinsured patients may be eligible based on annual income, family size and amount of debt.