Rapides Regional Medical Center offers many forms of financial relief for patients without healthcare insurance (the "uninsured") needing emergent or non-elective services.
Services & Pricing
First, we have financial counselors on hand to evaluate your eligibility for various Local and State Programs, including County Assistance and Medicaid.
Charity Discount Policy
Rapides Regional Medical Center has a Charity Discount Policy that provides free hospital care for patients who have received non-elective care, do not meet the qualifications for Medicaid and whose income is less than 200% (in most cases) of the Federal Poverty Level. In order to qualify for this free care, you must complete a Financial Assistance Application and provide some documents to support your income. To access our full Charity Discount Policy, click here.
Get Covered America™
The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) allows you to compare health insurance plans and prices side by side and choose the one that fits your needs and your budget. Best of all, financial help is available. Please visit our Get Covered America™ page for more information.
Uninsured Discount Policy
For patients who do not meet the Charity Discount Policy criteria and will be expected to pay for services out of pocket, Rapides Regional Medical Center offers a managed care-like discount. All Uninsured patients (excluding those receiving cosmetic procedures and certain "package" procedures) will be given an Uninsured Discount. To access our full Uninsured Discount Policy, click here. All pricing estimates posted below already reflect the hospital's uninsured discount.
Similar to your visits to your physician's office, we expect payment at time of service. If you are ineligible for Medicaid or Charity and cannot pay your entire estimated bill, we will work with you to set up monthly payment arrangements. If, after your services are received, any additional payment is due, we will send you information about any amount you may still owe. We accept major credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.