Financial Assistance Programs

Do You Need Help Paying for Health Care?
We treat all our patients with respect, whether or not you can pay for care. And we will treat any patient in an Emergency. But what happens if you get a medical bill, and you can’t pay it? You can apply for help through one of our programs: Charity care and Senior Partners.

What is Fairview Range Charity Care?
The Charity Care program provides a discount on bills for most charges. You may qualify for 50-100% discount if your income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart below).

Income Limits by Family Size

Family Size

Annual Gross Income
(200% FPL) up to 100% benefit

Annual Gross Income
(300% FPL) up to 50% benefit
















How do I apply?

Before applying for the Charity Care program, you may be asked to first apply for help with the county or state. If you currently have no coverage and are a Minnesota resident, please visit the MNsure website at or call 1-855-366-7873. If you are not a Minnesota resident, visit your state's health care reform website.

To apply, call (218) 362-6624 or toll-free (877) 390-6624. We will mail an application to you along with a list of the required documents (you will need to show proof of your income and property). You can also stop by the hospital information desk or call a financial counselor for assistance with the application process at the hospital where you received your care. You can also access the application below. 

Provider Lists
Fairview has a list of all provider groups that provide emergency and medically necessary services to patients at a Fairview Hospital facility. The list identifies which providers are and are not covered by Fairview’s Financial Assistance Policy.

Fairview Health System Covered Provider List

Fairview Health System Non-Covered Provider List

What is Senior Partners?
Senior Partners is a partnership between Fairview and the Senior Community Services available to qualifying Minnesota residents enrolled in Medicare part A and B. This program helps with charges that Medicare does not cover, like deductibles. Applications for enrollment can be found at or by calling 1-800-662-5711, ext. 7337 (toll free). 

Learn More and apply:                                                         Additional Resources:
Financial Assistance Policy (PDF)                                 
Range Charity Care Application (PDF)                         

Billing and Collection Policy (PDF)

Financial Assistance Plain Language Summary (PDF)

For more information about any Financial Assistance Program, please call Patient Financial Services at 218-362-6624 or toll-free 1-877-390-6624.

Common Questions about Charity Care

Services covered
The Fairview Range Charity Care program covers charges for most services. It does not cover charges for:
- Certain medical services (FAP Exclusions PDF)
- Care that is not needed (care not approved by a Fairview doctor or trial treatments)
- Care not offered at Fairview
- Retail services from pharmacies or hearing center, etc.

If you do not know whether the care you are seeking is covered, please ask us. If you have questions, call 218-362-6624 or (toll-free) 877-390-6624.

Can I apply for financial help for my hospital bill if I can’t pay the rest of my bill?

Yes. If your insurance has paid part of the bill but you need help in paying your balance, you can apply for Charity Care.

Why do I need to look for other funds before I receive financial help?
No single organization can meet the needs of all patients who are unable to pay. Patients who need financial help should use all resources for which they are qualify.

What factors determine the help I’ll receive?

Patients qualify for help based on income, assets and family size. If you qualify, you may get a 50-100 percent discount on medically necessary services. If a family has cash/IRA/stock/401K/bank account assets totaling $25,000 up to $500,000, at least ten (10) percent of the available assets must be applied to the balance due to Fairview before the person/family will qualify for financial assistance.  If assets exceed $500,000, they are not eligible for Financial Assistance.

Does Fairview offer other discounts besides Charity Care?
Yes. Uninsured Minnesota and Wisconsin residents will receive a discount on medically-needed hospital services. The discount will show up on your bill. People who receive the uninsured discount may also apply for Fairview’s Charity Care program.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For more information about Fairview Range Charity Care program, please call Patient Financial Services at 218-362-6624 or (toll-free) 877-390-6624.

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