Medicare, Medicaid and Low-Cost Clinics

There’s more help available to you in addition to Providence’s financial assistance programs. Our team of financial counselors can help you enroll in any of these external programs that can help get your care covered and out-of-pocket costs lowered or eliminated.

Government Programs


Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). Visit for more information.


Medicaid is the largest health coverage program in the United States, offering comprehensive free or low-cost medical insurance to our nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Visit for more information.

Learn more about Medicaid At Providence

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Low-Cost Clinics

Discover federally qualified health clinics near your location in all Providence’s communities using the Health Resources and Service Administration tool.

Explore additional services and programs offered by your state’s primary care association:

Meet The Many Faces of Medicaid

Explore the inspiring tales of families and individuals whose lives have been positively transformed by Medicaid. Their heartfelt gratitude for the coverage and essential care they receive is a powerful source of hope and optimism for the future.

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Ask a Financial Counselor

Call 855-229-6466 for help with financial assistance.
We’re available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT.

Or, to request a call from a Financial Counselor, select below

Top Financial Assistance FAQs

Providence has options to make care more affordable for our patients. In addition to financial assistance, which can reduce or eliminate costs for those in need, we offer:

  • Generous interest-free, long-term payment plan options
  • Assistance in applying for financial assistance and medical coverage, including COBRA, Medicare, Medicaid and coverage through the state or federal marketplace.

Providence's financial assistance works in conjunction with Medicare and Medicaid to provide support to eligible individuals. If you’re covered by Medicare or Medicaid, Providence can evaluate your financial situation and determine if you qualify for additional assistance beyond what your government-sponsored health insurance provides. This additional aid may cover services or costs not fully covered by Medicare or Medicaid, ensuring that those eligible receive the necessary care without financial burden.

Yes. Our counselors are knowledgeable about various assistance programs and can guide you through the application process for Medicare and Medicaid, ensuring that you have the necessary support to access the health care services you need. They can answer your questions, assist with paperwork and provide guidance to help you navigate these government-sponsored health insurance programs. If you’re eligible for these programs, our financial counselors will work with you to ensure you receive the appropriate benefits and health care coverage.

Just like most insurances, your Medicaid coverage may need to be renewed on a yearly basis depending on your individual circumstances and the state in which you reside. Renewing your Medicaid eligibility is necessary to ensure that you continue to have access to health care services, including doctor visits, hospitalizations and prescription drugs. If you don’t renew your Medicaid eligibility, you may lose your coverage and miss out on the care that you need.

Yes. You can meet with a financial counselor at the Providence hospital closest to you or request an appointment with a counselor.

If you visit your state’s Medicaid website and follow the instructions provided, you may be able to renew your eligibility by phone, mail or in-person at your local Medicaid office. You’ll need to provide updated income and household information when renewing your eligibility, as well as proof of income, such as pay stubs or tax returns.

Call 855-229-6466 for help with financial assistance. We’re available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST. Or request an in-person appointment near you.