Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to giving its patients the highest level of care regardless of their ability to pay.

Please tell us if you cannot pay your bill in full - we can help. Our customer service representatives can help you fill out applications for various community and government-sponsored programs, and describe our financial assistance policy and payment plan options.

Patients who do not have insurance or have limited insurance benefits and receive treatment at a VUMC facility may be eligible for financial assistance under our financial assistance policy. Financial hardship is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Assistance Plain Language Summary

The Financial Assistance Plain Language Summary will introduce you to the VUMC Financial Assistance program, provide a summary of VUMC’s Financial Assistance Policy, and explain how to apply for assistance.

Financial Assistance Policy

The Financial Assistance Policy is a complete guide to understanding VUMC's Financial Assistance program. This document will tell you who is eligible for financial assistance, what services are covered by the Financial Assistance policy, and how to apply.

Financial Assistance Application

The Financial Assistance Application is a standard set of questions you will need to answer for us to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Financial Assistance Appeal Application

If your request for financial assistance is denied, you may appeal the decision by completing the Financial Assistance Appeal Application.