Financial Assistance/Community Care
Lakeview Medical Center is proud of its mission to provide the highest quality care to all who need it. If you worry that you may not be able to pay for your health care, we may be able to help.
Patients may receive financial aid based on their income, assets, and needs. In addition, we may be able to help you identify other available resources or work with you to arrange a manageable payment plan.
Lakeview Medical Center, Inc., of Rice Lake is willing to consider anyone who resides in the hospital service area.
It is important you let us know if you will have trouble paying your bill; federal law requires hospitals to apply their billing and collection criteria consistently to all patients. Unpaid bills may ultimately be turned over to a collection agency, which could affect your credit status.
Our financial planner will provide you with an application to complete and return along with proof of your income. A committee will review your financial situation and determine if assistance is appropriate. The factors affecting eligibility for Lakeview Medical Center Financial Assistance include:
- Income – in general, if your income is below three times the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you are more likely to receive assistance
- Evaluation of your savings, checking and investment assets
- Assessment of your property
- Any special circumstances that you would like the committee to consider
The committee will review all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your application and provide you with its decision within 30 days.
For an application and instructions, Click Here.
For more information, please contact our Credit Manager at 715-236-6410. We will treat your questions with confidentiality and courtesy.