Financial Aid

Adena Health System Financial Assistance Programs

Adena Health System is committed to serving our community, regardless of their ability to pay.

Adena Health System has four programs to help you with the cost of your medical care:

  • Medicaid
  • Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP)
  • Community Financial Assistance Program
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Patient Discounts

To apply or learn more about these programs, please contact a Financial Counselor at 740-779-7960 or 740-779-8786.

Some other simple guidelines:

  • Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when requesting services.
  • If you are to be admitted to the hospital, we recommend you leave all valuables at home.
  • If you are having surgery, bring a copy of your living will, power of attorney, and DNR orders.
  • If you have a scheduled appointment, please arrive at the time communicated to you by the person who scheduled your appointment.
  • Please note: It could take 30-45 days to receive communication regarding your application. 

Adena’s Financial Assistance Program Updated to Help More Patients

To help patients who may have difficulty paying for medical care, Adena has updated its financial assistance program, making it more consistent, easier to understand and accessible to more patients. With the new plan, Adena’s Financial Assistance Program covers patients who fall within 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These are the same guidelines used by the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, federally-subsidized programs such as Medicaid, and Ohio’s Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP).  

2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPL):

Family Size

Family Income as Percent of FPL



100% 200% 400%





























Patients with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPL) are eligible for 100% financial assistance; while those with income between 201% - 400% of the FPL are eligible for an up to 60% discount. To qualify, patients must reside in one of the 12 Ohio counties served by Adena, including: Adams, Athens, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto or Vinton. 

Looking at the needs of our community played a major role in determining how much financial assistance Adena should provide to patients who may need some help with their medical costs. Patients with a financial need are encouraged to call Adena’s Financial Aid Department at (740) 779-8786 or email An Adena representative will guide you through the financial assistance application process, and all inquiries are confidential.