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Financial Assistance

If you are concerned that you may not be able to pay for your care, we may be able to help.

Hospital for Special Surgery provides financial aid for medically necessary services based on a patient’s financial need and includes a sliding scale discount for patients who qualify. Aid may be available for patients who do not have insurance and for those who are underinsured. We may be able to work with you to arrange a manageable payment plan.

Our financial assistance policy applies to services provided by the Hospital, and some services provided by certain HSS physicians and other clinical staff.

We use poverty guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services to determine a patient's eligibility for financial assistance. The amount of the discount varies based on your income and the size of your family. The income limits, based on seven times the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines (the “FPL”), are below:

Current Income Eligibility Limits  

Family Size
Annual Family Income
Up to $95,130
Up to $128,170
Up to $161,210
Up to $194,250
Up to $227,290
Up to $260,330
Up to $293,370
Up to $326,410

Below, you can access the full policy, an application and additional information, including a full list of providers who participate in the Hospital’s financial assistance policy. You can also call the Financial Advisory Department at 212.606.1505, and we would be glad to provide information to you and answer any questions you may have.

VOICES Medicaid Education Program

The VOICES Medicaid Education Program provides support, information, advocacy, and assistance in accessing services to help you manage your arthritis and orthopedic conditions. This includes helping you to better understand Medicaid managed care.

Contact VOICES at 212.774.2011, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm.