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Financial Assistance

Plumas District Hospital has chosen to assist patients who cannot otherwise afford health care by adopting the following Discount Payment and Charity Care Policies.

Prompt Pay Discount

Patients are eligible for a Prompt Pay Discount of up to 20% off total patient liability, provided a Good Faith Payment is made at or before the time of service.

  • Applies to amounts $100.00 or more
  • Available to all patients with commercial insurance or Medicare*

Patients may choose to wait until they receive their bill instead of paying at time of service. If a patient pays within 30 days of receiving that bill, then they may receive a 15% discount on bills that are more than $100.00.

*Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services, HHS Regulations [42 C.F.R. Section 435.831 (d)] prohibits prompt pay discounts to Medi-Cal recipient's share of cost.

Discount Payment Policy

The Discount Payment Policy applies to all uninsured or under-insured patients receiving hospital, not clinic, services (lab work, MRIs, CTs, ER visits, inpatient stays, etc.), who meet the guidelines of this policy and agree to its terms. A sliding fee schedule based on the HHS Poverty Guidelines will be used to determine the qualifying income levels of applicants. Guidelines are subject to change annually.

Patients interested in this service may fill out the Financial Assistance Application and submit the other required documentation to one of our Patient Financial Counselors. Annual reenrollment is necessary to maintain your discount.

Financial Assistance Application Financial Assistance Application (494 KB)

Charity Care Policy

The Charity Care Policy provides financial assistance to patients who have health care needs and are uninsured, under-insured, ineligible for a government program, and are otherwise unable to pay for medically necessary care based on their individual needs. A graduated schedule based on the annual HHS Poverty Guidelines, as well as assessment of the patient’s monetary assets will be used to determine the qualifying income and asset levels of applicants. Guidelines are subject to change yearly based on the HHS Poverty Guidelines.

Contact Information

Patient Financial Counseling
Phone: 530-283-7997
Phone: 530-283-7927
Fax: 530-283-7946
financialcounselor@pdh.org