Free Medical Care Application

Free Medical Care for Those Unable to Pay - 2018

Maine law requires that free medical care must be give to Maine people with income less than 150% of the federal poverty level. However Maine Medical Center gives free to Maine people at 175% of the poverty level:

Size of Family 150% of Poverty Level 175% of Poverty Level
1 $18,210 $21,245
2 $24,690 $28,805
3 $31,170 $36,365
4 $37,650 $43,925
5 $44,130 $51,485
6 $50,610 $59,045
7 $57,090 $66,605
8 $63,570 $74,165
For each additional person, add: $6,480 $7,560

To apply for free medical care, please contact us at:

  • Maine Medical Center Financial Counseling office at (207) 662-1949
  • Patient Financial Services office at (207) 887-5100 during normal business hours (8 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Thursday and 8 AM - 5 PM, Friday)
  • Walk-in service at Patient Financial Services office at:
    22 Bramhall St., Portland
    100 Campus Dr., Scarborough
    335 Brighton Ave., Portland
    (8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday)

You will be asked if you have 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.

Charges Will Not Exceed Amount Generally Billed to Medicare

If you are approved for financial assistance under our policy, any charges not covered in full by the financial assistance provided will, generally, be billed at an amount we would bill patients having insurance. This applies to emergency and other medically necessary care.

Only necessary medical care is given as free care. If you do not qualify for free medical care, you may ask for a fair hearing. We will tell you how to apply for a fair hearing.

You have the option to print out a Free Care Application, fill it out, and mail it in to us. Just fill out the application here and follow the instructions for sending it by U.S. postal service.

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