For patients and famlies, we understand this is a stressful time. There are many programs that Nationwide Children's offers to help provide financial assistance. Programs for families, children under age 19 and pregnant women include:
Certain immigrants may qualify for Medicaid for emergency medical conditions. The County Department of Jobs and Family Services decides who can receive AEMA. They review the person's status and get the required records about Medicaid eligibility. People do not have to be citizens of the United States to qualify for AEMA.
Call Nationwide Children's at (614) 722-6855
BCMH pays for the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care for children with handicaps. Families may receive full BCMH coverage or be eligible for the BCMH cost-share program, depending on their circumstance. You need to apply for, and use other health insurance first (such as Healthy Start or private insurance).
To Qualify for BCMH - Your child must have an eligible medical handicap, and be:
To Connect to BCMH -
On October 1, 2013, new health insurance options were made available to the American public as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This new online marketplace allows individuals to:
• shop for health insurance options in their state
• compare health plans
• purchase and enroll in a health plan
Visit their website: www.healthcare.gov
Healthy Start and Healthy Families are programs that offer free (or low cost) health care coverage to families, children under age 19, and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, and pregnancy related services. It will pay for medicine, vision, dental, substance abuse, mental health services and much more. Healthy Start is designed to keep working families working.
To Qualify for Healthy Start
To Get an Application
You can connect with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) in three ways:
HCAP is Ohio's version of the federal Disproportionate Share Hospital Program. It provides hospital services for those whose income falls below 100% of the poverty level, and who are not eligible for Medicaid. This program is for the hospital bill only. All insurance and third party payers must be billed before you apply for HCAP. Aid may be given only for the part of the bill that is the patient's responsibility.
To qualify for HCAP -
Call Nationwide Children's at (614) 722-2055
Children and adults with permanent or long-term disabling conditions may qualify for Medicaid. The benefits will pay for a wide range of health services. These include hospital, doctor's services, home care services, and special equipment needed in the home. To receive this coverage you must apply for, and be found eligible for, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Call Nationwide Children's at (614) 722-2070
Nationwide Children's expects patients to use all other available resources before financial aid will be considered. This includes applying to the local Department of Job and Family Services. Eligibility for aid is based on the number of dependents in the family and total gross income and assets. Cases that are unusual or extreme will also be considered.
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Franklin County -
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Nationwide Children's -
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We can help. For information regarding other Financial needs your family may have, visit Financial Support. Call Nationwide Children's at 614-722-2055
2014 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES
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For each additional person,