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Financial Assistance

For many years, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has provided financial help to patients in need. If you do not have health insurance or are worried that your health insurance may not cover your hospital bill in full, we may be able to help.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Financial Assistance Program helps uninsured and underinsured patients with household income up to five times the federal poverty level who cannot get publically funded health insurance and cannot afford to pay for their medical care. The premise of the program is that all patients are expected to contribute to their care, based on their ability to pay, as it is the intention of the hospital to offer financial assistance to our most medically and financially needy patients.

Hospital and physician fees can be reduced for patients who qualify for the program. Aid is given based on the patient’s household income, assets, family size, expenses, and medical needs. New patients who reside in New York or New Jersey may qualify for aid. Memorial Hospital patients may qualify for financial assistance regardless of where they live in the United States. We understand that each patient has a unique financial situation and encourage you to contact our Patient Financial Services department if you need assistance.

Each application for assistance is handled confidentially and requires the cooperation of the applicant. More information on applying for this program can be found in the Financial Assistance Program brochure in English, ChineseRussian, and Spanish.  You can also review the list of documents required as well as the application to apply for financial assistance in English, ChineseRussian, and Spanish.

MSK uses a specific method to determine the amounts generally billed to people who have insurance that covers emergency or other medically necessary care. Click on the following link to learn more in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

To learn more about MSK’s financial assistance program, including income requirements, click on the following link to learn more in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

To learn more about MSK’s billing and collection process, clink on the following link to learn more in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

For more information, please contact Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Patient Financial Services department at 212-639-3810, between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.