HMH Financial Assistance – Walker County Indigent Care

You may apply for the Walker County Indigent Care Program after receiving healthcare services at the Hospital or Clinic.

Application in advance of receipt of healthcare services is not advised due to the screening and application processes currently in place, which includes the screening of uninsured patients by a third party eligibility vendor for the following:

  1. Existing Healthcare Insurance or Ability to Purchase Healthcare Insurance and/or Other Liability At or below 8% of total annual income (<8%) and/or Other Liability
  2. Self-Pay Discounted Programs Means tested Federal Poverty Level (FPL) at or above 201% ( >201%)
  3. Texas Medicaid and/or Medicare and/or SSI; Other Government Programs; Workers Compensation Meets all Federally Mandated Criteria
  4. Hospital Charity Care Programs Means tested Federal Poverty Level (FPL) at or above 101% and at or below 200% ( >101% to <200%)

If you are approved for Walker County Indigent Care, you will be notified by mail, no later than 14 days after the date your fully completed application and all required documents are submitted.

Walker County Indigent Care is approved for a 6 month period from the first date of service. You are required to reapply for Indigent Care at the end of the 6 month qualification period.

Financial Assistance provided through the Walker County Indigent Care Program will be administered in full compliance with Chapter 61 of the Health and Safety Code of Texas, which fully defines covered and non-covered services.

For a copy of the hospital’s Financial Assistance policy for Walker County Indigent Care, click here.

For a Plain Language Summary of the policy, click here.

Walker County Indigent Care Application and Other Documents:

Please contact the Financial Counseling Department at 936-293-4464 if you need assistance.

If you need an appointment to meet with a Financial Counselor, please call and schedule in advance.

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on a first call, first scheduled basis.

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