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Financial Assistance at Shriners Children's

Shriners Children's Provides Care for Families Regardless of Financial Circumstances

At Shriners Children's all care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay or insurance status.

Families who are not covered under an insurance plan may be eligible for financial assistance. If your family doesn't have health insurance, our staff will make the appropriate arrangements to cover your child's medical care provided by Shriners Children's. Shriners will not discriminate against your family if you are uninsured or unable to pay medical bills. Our number one priority is to provide care for your child.

If your child is covered, please visit our Insurances Accepted page for more on how and when to provide that information to Shriners Children's.

Additional Expenses

While Shriners Children's is able to cover the cost of medical care, we can't always provide families with financial assistance for other incidentals related to their child's care.

Things like transportation, accommodations and other logistical arrangements may need to be made by your family. We have community support that can potentially help alleviate some of these costs, but these additional expenses will be your family's responsibility if charitable assistance is not available. Please contact your local Shriners Children's location for additional information about community support options.

Financial Assistance Policy

Shriners Children's provides all care and services regardless of the families’ ability to pay or insurance status. Financial assistance may be available to patients and their families and can vary by location. For more information, please consult with your location's financial counselors.

Types of Financial Assistance Available to Eligible Patients

Financial assistance programs available at Shriners Children's include the Charity Care program and the Shrine Assistance program.

Charity Care

Charity Care is available to assist with the cost of care provided to patients for the following services, based on financial need:

  • Medically necessary services, evaluated on a case-by-case basis, at Shriners Children's discretion and includes inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgery center, clinic, physician services and other professional services
  • Services for a condition which, if not promptly treated, would lead to an adverse change in the health status of an individual
  • Non-elective services provided in response to life-threatening circumstances in a non-emergency room setting
  • Other services associated with the provision of medically necessary health care services
Shrine Assistance

Shrine Assistance is available to assist with the cost of care provided to patients for the following services:

  • Medically necessary services, evaluated on a case-by-case basis, at Shriners Children’s discretion and includes inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgery center, clinic, physician services and other professional services
  • Services for a condition which, if not promptly treated, would lead to an adverse change in the health status of an individual
  • Elective procedures chosen by the patient or physician that is advantageous to the patient, but is not urgent
  • Non-elective services provided in response to life-threatening circumstances in a non-emergency room setting
  • Other services associated with the provision of medically necessary healthcare services
Shrine Assistance is available to a variety of patients, including:
  • Patients who do not qualify for Charity Care, public assistance or other federally funded programs
  • Patients who are not United States citizens and do not reside in the United States
  • Patients who do not disclose financial information due to religious, personal, moral or other reasons
  • Insured patients expressing financial hardship with respect to patient responsibility

View and download our financial assistance policies and application forms:

We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children

We provide vital, pioneering treatment from birth to age 18. Here, children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized as the best by their peers.