Financial assistance is available
During hard times, people cut back on spending. Sometimes this includes cutting back on health care.
According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), 22 percent of consumers have cut back on doctor's visits to save money, and 11 percent have reduced the number of medications or the dosage to make prescriptions last longer. This can cause serious health consequences. It often costs less to prevent disease than it does to cure it -- conditions may worsen because care was neglected.
Ministry Health Care and its affiliated entities provide medically necessary health care services to people in the communities they serve, regardless of the person's ability to pay. Ministry Health Care also offers assistance for individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, or medically indigent. Ministry Health Care's Community Care financial assistance program works in conjunction with other programs. Assistance is granted based on financial circumstances.