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.
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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
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
Homes or automobiles that are owned shall be
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.