Financial Assistance

At The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we believe that no one should delay seeking medical care because they lack insurance or have high medical costs. That’s why we assist patients with applying for public health coverage programs and offer discounts, payment plans or free care to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients for medically necessary care.

Financial Assistance Eligibility Requirements:

  • Patient received or is scheduled for medically necessary care and resides in the Northeast Georgia Health System service area (defined below)
    • Medically necessary care means care which is appropriate and consistent with the diagnosis and if not received could adversely affect or fail to improve the patient’s condition.  It is care that is not cosmetic, experimental or deemed to be non-reimbursable by traditional insurance carriers and governmental payers.  It is care that is deemed medically necessary by an examining physician’s determination.
  • Patient’s gross family income is between 0 and 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, adjusted for family size

NGHS Service Area by Zip Code:  

30011, 30019, 30028, 30040, 30041, 30501, 30502, 30503, 30504, 30506, 30507, 30510, 30511, 30512, 30514, 30515, 30517, 30518, 30519, 30523, 30525, 30527, 30528, 30529, 30530, 30531, 30533, 30534, 30535, 30537, 30538, 30542, 30543, 30545, 30546, 30547, 30548, 30549, 30552, 30554, 30557, 30558, 30562, 30563, 30564, 30565, 30566, 30567, 30568, 30571, 30572, 30573, 30575, 30576, 30577, 30580, 30581, 30582, 30597, 30598, 30599, 30620, 30666, 30680

Applying for Financial Assistance:

Downloadable forms and resources are located at the bottom of this page.

To get help with enrolling in a government-sponsored health coverage program, to learn about the uninsured patient discount policy, to learn about setting up a payment plan or to apply for our Financial Assistance Program, please contact a Financial Navigator at the telephone number, listed below, or visit us online.

The Financial Assistance application and policy may be found on the practice website.  Printed copies of the Financial Assistance Policy or this Plain Language Summary may be obtained, at no charge, by contacting a Financial Navigator.  You may contact a Financial Navigator for a copy of the application, for assistance to complete an application and to discuss any questions you might have. 

Financial Assistance Department

Telephone:       (770) 297-3555