Tuesday, May 30, 2023 
Financial Services
Financial Services

Welcome to Patient Financial Services

Thank you for choosing Edwards County Hospital for your healthcare services. We want to help you understand our billing process and encourage you to contact us with questions or concerns that you have regarding your account. Please review the following information related to patient account services. You may also call us between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday to speak with one of our patient accounts staff. Call 620-659-3621.


Billing Policy

Payment is due and payable at the time of service. We understand that meeting medical payment obligations can be challenging and have developed options to accommodate your needs. Please review the following, decide on a plan that is best for you , and call to make arrangements.

View our current Billing/Collections policy here: /ECH/data/componentfiles/709/Billing collections.pdf

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

View full statement here: No Surprise Disclosure Form.pdf

Payment Plans

We want to work together with you to make resolution of your account as convenient as possible. You will receive monthly statements for services not covered by your insurance carrier. As a not-for-profit hospital, we depend on timely payment of services so we can continue to provide medical care to residents of our area at the lowest possible cost.


Monthly Payments:

We are happy to work with you to make monthly payments. Please click on the following link to download a monthly payment plan. Once you have reviewed the plan, contact us at 620-659-3621 to set up your payment.


Credit/Debit Card Payments:

Edwards County Hospital accepts both credit and debit cards. If you would like to make payments using credit or debit cards, click on 'Pay Bill Online' below and complete the form. The payment will then automatically download to our bank account. If you prefer that we do the transaction for you, please contact us at 620-659-3621.
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ACH Debit:

Some individuals like the convenience of automatic payments from their bank account. If you wish to set up an automatic payment, please contact us at 620-659-3621.


Farmers Bank & Trust Medical Repayment Plan:

Farmers Bank & Trust in Kinsley,KS offers a Medical Repayment Plan for patients who qualify. If you need assistance with payment of medical bills, please contact us at 620-659-3621.


Financial Assistance Application:

If the above options do not fit your needs and you need further assistance meeting medical expenses, you may qualify for the Financial Assistance program at Edwards County Hospital. We encourage you to check out this option and then contact our patient financial services at 620-659-3621.

Financial Assistance Summary:

Edwards County Medical Center (ECMC) provides an opportunity for persons who need assistance with their medical bills to apply for financial relief. The application may be found online at www.edcomed.com, or obtain a paper copy from the Business Office at 620 W. 8th Street, Kinsley, KS, 67547. Please call 620-659-3621 to request a copy be mailed to you.

To be eligible for assistance with payment of your medical expenses, a Financial Assistance application is required.

· The Patient and Spouse’s name and address are provided, along with number of dependents in the home

· Wages and Name and Address of work are requested for both Patient and Spouse

·  Other income like disability, Alimony or child support, retirement benefits, investment income and Social Security must be reported

· Household assets like Savings, checking accounts, Certificates of Deposit, Insurance cash value and stocks must also be reported

· Homes or automobiles that are owned shall be listed

The following documents will need to be furnished, along with the application.

· Pay stubs for the past 90 days

· Complete previous year’s tax return

· Copy of insurance/Medicaid denial notices

If assistance is needed with completing the application, the Business Office personnel will be glad to assist. Please call the same number listed above. Translation into Spanish is available by appointment. Please return completed applications and documentation to the Business Office.

Based on the size of the family, annual income of the applicant and applicant’s household cannot exceed 100% of the Federal poverty level. This may be found on the Department of Health and Human Services website; https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/federal-poverty-level-FPL/. Other extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the CEO on a case by case basis.

All patients, regardless of ability to pay, will not be charged more than the established fees of Edwards County Medical Center; no matter what type of care/service is received.

View our current Financial Assistance policy here: /ECH/data/componentfiles/709/Financial assistance.pdf
Edwards County Medical Center
620 W 8th St, Kinsley, Kansas
(620) 659-3621

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