Financial Assistance Program
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center offers payment plans and other funding options for patients who are not covered by insurance. The hospital will work with you to identify the alternatives available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations. If you’re interested in signing up for a health insurance plan for individuals and/or families, learn more about your options.
Fountain Valley provides the following financial assistance programs:
Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)
The Medical Eligibility Program is a service provided to you without cost. If you meet some of the following qualifications, the government-paid program could cover all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. Our hospital’s patient advocates will assist you with the application process. You may qualify if you are:
- Under 21 or over 65 years of age
- Pregnant or have children in the home
- Potentially disabled
- A victim of crime
You may also qualify for the following government programs:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- County Indigent
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
Charity Care Program
Charity Care is available to you if you don’t have the resources to pay your hospital expenses and don’t qualify for any government programs. If your household income is below 350% of the federal poverty limit or if your out-of-pocket medical costs exceed 10% of your household income in the past 12 months, you may qualify for Charity Care. You will be required to provide information about your household finances through a confidential application. To determine your eligibility, you also will need documentation to verify your circumstances.
For more information, contact the Financial Assistance Center at (866) 904-6871 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday.
Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Fountain Valley’s patient advocates will help you understand the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.
Nonprofit credit counseling services also are available in the community.
To contact a patient advocate, call (714) 966-5014.