Notice Concerning Services to Our Community

Under District of Columbia law, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has an important obligation to make its services available to all people in the community. MedStar Washington Hospital Center does not discriminate against a patient for services because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, physical handicap, source of income, place of residence or business, or because a patient or applicant for services is covered by a program such as Medicare or Medicaid. The Hospital Center is also obligated to provide a reasonable volume of services without charge or at a reduced charge to persons unable to pay.

If you believe that you have been improperly denied services, contact the hospital's Admissions Department or Business Office, or call the District State Health Planning and Development Agency at 202-442-5875.

Access to Care

In cooperation with the District of Columbia and federal governments, this facility makes its services available to all people in the community.

This facility does not discriminate against a patient because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, matriculation, political affiliation, physical handicap, source of income, place of residence or business, or because a patient is covered by a program such as Medicare or Medicaid.

This facility also provides a reasonable volume of services without charge or at a reduced charge to persons unable to pay. If your yearly gross family income does not exceed the amounts shown in the table below, you probably qualify for assistance.

Family Size*
Scale Income**
1
$8,240
2
$11,060
3
$13,880
4
$16,700
5
$19,520
6
$22,340
7
$25,160
8
$27,980

*Add $2,820 for each additional family member beyond eight. **Based on "The 1999 HHS Poverty Guidelines." These guidelines change periodically.

Aviso Publico del
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Quién Recibe Atención Médica

En cooperación con el gobierno del Distrito de Columbia y los gobiernos federales, este hospital pone sus servicios a disposición de toda la comunidad. Este hospital no discrimina en contra de un paciente debido a su raza, color, religión, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, estado civil, matriculación, afiliación política, impedimentos físicos, fuentes de ingresos, lugar de residencia o negocio, o porque un paciente esté amparado por un programa como Medicare o Medicaid. Este hospital también ofrece una cantidad apreciable de servicios en forma gratuita o a precio reducido, para las personas que no pueden pagar.

Usted califica para recibir asistencia, si su ingreso total anual familiar no excede las siguientes cifras:

Número de Miembros en la Familia*
Ingreso Familiar Anual**
1
$8,240
2
$11,060
3
$13,880
4
$16,700
5
$19,520
6
$22,340
7
$25,160
8
$27,980

*Añadir $2,820 por cada persona adicional si la familia tiene más de ocho miembros **Basado en "Las Guías de Consulta 1999 de la Pobreza de HHS." Estas guías de consulta cambian periódicamente.

Usted puede solicitar un formulario de asistencia en la oficina de Servicios Financieros del Paciente.

Llamar al teléfono 202-877-7174 (marque 1-4-1) para hablar con un consejero financiero. Se determinara si usted es elegible al cabo de dos días hábiles, después de que usted presente su formulario debidamente lleno.

Si usted cree que se le han negado servicios indebidamente, por favor póngase en contacto con la directora de la Oficina de Registro de Pacientes del MedStar Washington Hospital Center al teléfono 202-877-6107, o llame al District of Columbia State Health Planning and Development Agency al teléfono 202-727-0744.