Graham Health System (GHS) is a not-for-profit health system serving patients in Fulton, Mason, Peoria and surrounding Counties in Central and Western Illinois. GHS provides emergency/urgent medically necessary care to patients regardless of their ability to pay or availability of third - party coverage. If third - party coverage is not available, accounts will be reviewed for alternative payment sources. Allocation is made each year for funds to be available for charity or low income, uninsured patients.
Financial assistance is also made available for income eligible patients according to financial need. When possible, a determination of eligibility for charity or financial assistance will be initiated prior to, or at the time of admission/procedure/physician consultation by a Patient Financial Advocate. All discounts as described throughout this policy only apply to services provided and billed by GHS, which encompasses Graham Hospital, Graham Emergency Room, Graham Medical Group and Graham Home Medical Equipment. Emergency admission, treatment, screening and/or stabilization services will not be delayed or denied due to an inability to pay. This policy does not apply to the Graham Health System Long-Term Care (Nursing Home) Facility.
GHS provides financial assistance for medically necessary services to Illinois residents without the financial resources to fulfill their payment obligations for health care received at GHS.
The Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has established requirements related to qualifications for application and related discounts under this policy, which shall be consistent with the Fair Patient Billing Act, the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act and regulations prescribed hereunder. The Senior Director of Revenue Cycle shall be responsible for implementing the policy according to the requirements.
GHS shall file its annual Hospital Financial Assistance Report as required by statute or regulatory agency. GHS, upon request, will provide any member of the public and any other regulatory agencies with a copy of this policy . In addition, information about financial assistance and contact information will be made available in all registration areas through signage and brochures and on GHS’ publicly available websites.
View our Financial Assistance Policy or complete a Charity Assistance application:
Graham Health System
Business Services/Patient Financial Advocates
210 W Walnut Street
Canton, IL 61520
How We are Serving You:
Bruce EdwardsThe care and service I received at Graham Hospital was amazing at every turn, from the ER to inpatient care. The medical staff could not have shown more incredible and passionate care during my stay.