If you are uninsured or have high healthcare costs, you may be eligible for free or discounted hospital care.
This website will help you compare the eligibility requirements of different hospitals, so you can find out if you
qualify for free or discounted care at a hospital near you.
California law (Assembly Bill 774, The Hospital Fair Pricing Act of 2006) requires every hospital to offer reduced rates to uninsured and underinsured patients that
may have low or moderate income, and to provide policies that clearly state the qualifications for free care
and discounted payments.
With some exceptions, you could qualify for free or discounted care if:
Your income is below 350% of the
Federal Poverty Level
(currently about $39,095 per year for one person or
about $80,675 per year for a family of four)
You do not have health insurance of any kind, or you have health insurance or coverage, but your medical
costs are more than 10% of your family’s income in the last year.
Some hospitals offer discounts to people with incomes higher than 350% of the Federal Poverty Level. You
may still qualify for discounted pricing even if your income is higher than the maximum income level listed in the
hospital's policy. Contact the hospital to determine if a discount is available.
Please note that rural hospitals may set eligibility standards below 350% of the Federal Poverty Level. It is important
to read the hospital's policy and application to determine whether or not you qualify for the program.
The Federal Poverty Level (also known as the Federal Poverty Guidelines) is issued annually by the Federal Department
of Health and Human Services. The poverty guidelines are generally used for administrative purposes, such as determining
financial eligibility for certain government programs.
Additional information on the law can be found
To download the Fair Pricing flyer, click here or for the Spanish version,click here.
Three Easy Steps to Find Your Hospital!
- Enter the name (or part of the name) of the hospital in the Search box and click Search.
- Click on the hospital name when it appears in the Search Results list.
- View and/or print the hospital's fair pricing information.
Fair Pricing Search Map
Use the map below to search for a hospital's fair pricing information by zooming in on the hospital's location.
Click on the hospital's marker that appear once you zoom in close enough.
You can zoom in by either double-clicking on the hospital's location or using the zoom slider.
How to search...