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MaineHealth Billing - Free Care

Maine Law requires that Free Care must be provided to Maine residents with income less than 150% of the federal poverty level. MaineHealth provides Free Care to all patients at 175% of the poverty level.

Our Free Care Program is based on family size and gross annual income. For example, if you have a family size of 3 and your gross annual income is less than $34,633 you would be eligible for 100% Free Care. See guidelines below:

  Maine DHHS
Chapter 150
Requirement
MaineHealth Free Care Guidelines
Persons in
Family
150% of FPL 175% of FPL 176%-200% of FPL 201%-225% of FPL
1 $17,505 $20,423 $23,340 $26,258
2

23,595

27,528

31,460

35,393

3

29,685

34,633

39,580

44,528

4

35,775

41,738

47,700

53,663

5

41,865

48,843

55,820

62,798

6

47,955

55,948

63,940

71,933

7

54,045

63,053

72,060

81,068

8

60,135

70,158

80,180

90,203

Qualifying % 100% 100% 50% 25%
For each additional
person, add
$6,090 $7,105 $8,120 $9,135

Applying for MaineHealth’s Free Care Program

You will be asked to provide proof of insurance of any kind to help pay for your care. You may also be asked to show that insurance or a government program will not pay for your care.

Only medically necessary care is provided as Free Care.

If it has been determined that you do not qualify for Free Care, you may ask for a fair hearing. Please contact our MaineHealth Patient Financial Service department and they will provide instructions on how to apply for a fair hearing.

You may be referred to the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for MaineCare based on your level of income and /or the type of services you received. (MaineCare may cover some of your medical bills). A Financial Counselor will advise you if you need to apply for MaineCare.

You can print the application for Free Care and mail your completed form with proof of income to:

MaineHealth Patient Financial Services
Attention: Financial Counselor
Suite 301C US Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our MaineHealth Patient Financial Service department at (207) 396-8666 or toll free at (866) 804-2499 or you can fill out our contact us form.

Click here to view and print a Free Care application (.pdf).

Click here for information on how to request a Fair Hearing (.pdf)


MaineHealth Patient Financial Services | Suite 301C US Route 1 | Scarborough, Maine 04074 | (207) 396-8666 or toll free (866) 804-2499