BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Healthcare costs are a long debated issue, but amidst a pandemic, it's become even more top of mind for many families.
As many are laid-off, struggling to pay bills, or losing their healthcare coverage, the need for financial assistance grows.
Both UHS and Lourdes offer assistance on co-pays depending on household size and income for those with insurance, or help finding coverage for those who are uninsured.
For example, at UHS, a patient who makes $38,281 dollars a year or less would get a portion of their co-pay taken care of. At Lourdes, an individual who makes less than $51,040 dollars would qualify for assistance on their co-pay.
The percentages of how much the patient gets off their bill is broken up into brackets based on income and family size. For some, 100 percent of their co-pay may be covered through the programs.
The financial assistance at both hospitals has been in place for several years now, but they say many people might not even know the help is there.
You can call UHS at 607-763-6127 or Lourdes at 607-584-5522 for more information on if you qualify.