United Hospital Center is committed to the provision of healthcare services to all patients regardless of race, sex or the ability to pay. In addition, the ability to pay will not influence the provision of appropriate healthcare services. However, the patient is ultimately responsible for the resolution of his or her account. This may include providing accurate information to the hospital, assisting in the coordination of insured benefits, and providing information requested from the UHC Business Office.
No collection efforts of any kind will occur when patients present to our Emergency Room until AFTER services have been provided.
United Hospital Center acknowledges that there are patients who do not possess the ability to pay for emergent or medically necessary services. The following guidelines have been established to provide financial assistance those patients.
A patient who resides in West Virginia is eligible for 100% financial assistance if he/she:
Patients outside of these guidelines may also be considered on an exception basis.
If you feel that you may meet the listed requirements, an application may be obtained from the following sources:
Please complete all sections of the application form and assemble all required documentation prior to submitting your application. If you need help completing your application, please contact Customer Assistance at 681-342-3100 or visit the Customer Assistance Office at UHC during the operating hours listed above.
Completed applications can be mailed to United Hospital Center, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport WV 26330 or delivered to our Customer Assistance Office at UHC.
All emergency and medically necessary care is covered. Once you are approved, you are covered for 6 months.
Not all services are covered under Financial Assistance. The following services are excluded:
Our full Financial Assistance Policy is available:
If you are unable to qualify for 100% assistance as outlined above, you will still be eligible for discounted care. If you are uninsured, you will not be charged more than 50% of our current billed charges for your hospital bill. This discount ensures that you are not charged more than amounts generally billed for patients covered under Medicare and other private health insurers.
If you have insurance, other discounts may still be available as well. Please contact our Customer Assistance Representatives at 681-342-3100 for more information.