Hospitals in New Hampshire work hard to make quality health care available, affordable, and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. Cottage Hospital offers many financial assistance and referral programs to ensure that cost will not be a barrier to anyone in our community getting the health care services they need. If payment of your health care expenses could create a financial hardship for you, our staff will work with you to apply for financial assistance for your medical needs. Information you provide is confidential and is only reviewed by staff processing your application.
As part of the financial counseling application process, the hospital will assess your potential eligibility for health insurance coverage through federal or state programs such as New Hampshire Medicaid. If it is determined that you may be eligible for one of these programs, the hospital will assist you in the application process. You will be required to supply the financial or medical documentation that is necessary to secure such insurance coverage.
Financial Assistance Programs Available at Cottage Hospital
Cottage Care : Cottage Hospital has developed a charity care program called Cottage Care to assist a patient with their need for healthcare services. Patients with limited financial resources may apply for ‘Cottage Care’. Cottage Hospital also participates in the NH Health Access Network, a discount program based on the applicant’s household income and assets. Our complete Cottage Care Policy is included on this web site, just click on the links below. A brief plain language summary of our policy can be found in appendix H.
Appendix A – Amount Generally Billed
Appendix B – Services Not Eligible for Cottage Care
Appendix C – Fee Reduction Guidelines
Appendix D – Other Provider Plans Accepted
Appendix E – Annual Income Guidelines
Appendix F – Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix G – Cottage Care Application
Appendix H – Cottage Care Plain Language Summary
Cottage Hospital Billing & Collection Policy