Financial Assistance Plan
Columbus Community Hospital will provide care to persons who are unable to pay for their care. In order to be eligible for financial assistance, you must:
- Have no other source of payment such as insurance, governmental assistance, or savings; or
- Have hospital bills beyond your financial resources;
- Provide proof about income and resources; and
- Complete an application and provide information required by the hospital
Additional information and forms for applying for financial assistance can be found below. This information is also available upon request in person and via mail from:
Columbus Community Hospital
110 Shult Drive
You may also call 979-732-2371 and request the eligibility department.
- Financial Assistance Policy | Text Version
- Accounts Receivable Policy | Text Version
- Financial Aid Application | Text Version
Hospital Pricing Transparency
Columbus Community Hospital determines its standard charges for patient services with the use of a chargemaster or similar system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into every patient’s bill. These are the baseline rates for services provided at this hospital.
The chargemaster is similar in concept to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) on a vehicle. It is the starting price of each service performed and goods consumed associated with the individual patient’s treatment. The chargemaster rates are updated from time to time to accurately reflect the hospital’s expenses to operate.
Standard charges shown in the Pricing Transparency Tool do not necessarily reflect what a patient may pay. Government insurance plans such as Medicare and Medicaid do not pay the chargemaster rates, but rather have their own set rates which hospitals are obligated to accept. Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with managed care payors and may or may not reflect the standard charges. Patients without commercial insurance or not covered by a government health care plan should contact the hospital prior to a procedure to discuss charges, alternative pricing, and payment terms.