Financial Assistance Policy

Are You Uninsured or Having Problems Paying Your Hospital Bills?

We may be able to help. If you are coping with a personal hardship due to lack of insurance or extraordinary medical costs, financial assistance may be available to cover some or all of the costs of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services provided at Danbury Hospital.

Please note: Danbury Hospital will always provide emergency medical treatment without regard to your ability to pay.

Danbury Hospital will provide you with financial assistance in the event the following conditions are met:

  • You have one or more outstanding balances due to Danbury Hospital
  • You have applied and been denied eligibility for any medical or health care coverage provided under Medicaid or State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) due to failure to satisfy income or other eligibility requirements
  • You are not eligible for coverage for hospital services under any other health or accident insurance program (including workers' compensation, third-party liability, motor vehicle insurance)
  • Your household income is at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (Based on the annual Federal Poverty Guidelines)

If your family income is below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, you may still be eligible for a discount on hospital charges.

Our trained financial counselors are available to assist you in determining whether you qualify for financial assistance. Our financial counselors can assist you with applying for financial assistance from government programs, and with establishing payment arrangements. They also can approve adjustments to your balance based on financial need and/or medical hardship.

Policy and Procedure

Please Contact Us

By telephone at 203-739-7773 or 203-730-5800
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

By appointment or walk-in at 5 Tower Lobby Business Unit
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Applications for Financial Assistance

Applications for Financial Assistance are available at Danbury Hospital in the following locations:

  • Danbury Hospital 5 Tower Lobby Business Unit
  • Registration Department
  • Emergency Department
  • Office of Community Relations

Applications are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Danbury Hospital will make a determination on your eligibility for financial assistance as soon as possible after receiving a completed application for assistance. You will receive written notice of the outcome of your case. In the event your application is rejected, we will provide you with the reason for the rejection and provide you with information on how to appeal the determination.

In the event you choose to appeal, we will work with you to ensure we take into account all relevant facts when making our final determination. If your application is accepted, you will not need to complete other applications for financial assistance until six months following our initial determination.

For More Information

You can Pay Your Hospital Bill Online. If you have questions about billing or insurance at Danbury Hospital, please contact Patient Access and Financial Services or Managed Care.

For information about our doctors search our online Find a Doctor tool, or if you need a referral call 1-800-516-3658.