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Children’s National Hospital has a Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) to provide eligible patients with discounted emergency or other medically necessary healthcare services provided here.

We will provide, without discrimination, care for emergency medical conditions to individuals regardless of whether they are eligible for financial assistance. Children’s National complies with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) by providing medical screening examinations and stabilizing treatment, and referring or transferring an individual to another facility when appropriate and providing emergency services. We prohibit any actions that would discourage individuals from seeking emergency medical care.

Financial Assistance Policy Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the discount, you must:

  • Be a patient receiving medically necessary or emergency services.
  • Submit a completed Financial Assistance Application, including related documentation/information. Our team will then determine eligibility for financial assistance.

Determination of Financial Assistance Eligibility

Services eligible under this FAP will be made available to the patient in accordance with financial need, as determined in reference to Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) in effect at the time of the determination. Once a patient has been determined by Children’s National to be eligible for financial assistance, that patient shall not be responsible for any future bills for one year from the approval date. Patients whose family income is at or below 400% of the FPL and who have resided in our primary service area for at least six months are eligible for full financial assistance.

All patients eligible for financial assistance receive full financial assistance and therefore are charged less than the amounts generally billed.

Providers Covered Under Our Financial Assistance Policy

Every provider under the following entities is covered under this Financial Assistance Policy:

  • Children’s National Hospital
  • Children’s National Medical Associates

Providers not covered under this Financial Assistance Policy:

  • Physicians not employed by Children’s National Hospital
  • Children’s National Pediatricians and Associates, LLC 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

More information about the Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) or assistance with the Financial Assistance Application is available at the check-in desk at your clinic location, our admissions office or the Children’s National Financial Information Center.

We will mail or email the application and more information to you free of charge, if requested. Call one of the customer support phone numbers below to request documents via mail or email.

Contact Information

Financial Counselors are available in person or via phone at 202-476-5505. For general customer service please call 1-800-787-0021.

Additional Financial Assistance Information


If you require assistance with your bill, including setting up a payment plan, you can speak with a customer service representative Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET at 301-572-3542 or 1-800-787-0021. You can also email us, or visit our Financial Information Center in Room 1820, located on the first floor of the West Wing at the main hospital.


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