If you would like to find more information about the medicare program, please visit the Official U.S. Government site for people with medicare located at
NY State The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC):
The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health. It helps more then 337,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Seniors can apply for EPIC at any time of the year and must be enrolled or eligible to be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan to receive EPIC benefits and maintain coverage.
Medicare Savings Program (MSP):
You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and co-payments if you meet certain conditions
Apply for Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $5,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
Hospital Financial Aid Assistance Programs
University of Rochester Medical Center:
UR Medicine provides financial assistance to patients receiving emergency and/or medically necessary care who qualify for assistance pursuant to our Financial Assistance Policy. This assistance is available to the insured and uninsured based on income and personal circumstances.
Rochester Regional Health
In keeping with our mission and values to enhance lives and preserve the health of our community and patients by enabling access to a comprehensive, fully integrated network of the highest quality and most affordable care, delivered with kindness, integrity, and respect, Rochester Regional Health offers a Financial Assistance Program. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay and discounts are available based on family size and income.
If you cannot afford to pay for part or all of your essential health care services, you may be eligible for Financial Assistance/Charity Care. We offer financial assistance for insured patients who need help paying deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance.
Kaleida Health recognizes that there are times when patients in need of care will have difficulty paying for the services provided. Kaleida Health’s Charity Care Program provides discounts to qualifying individuals based on your income and assets. In addition, we can help you apply for free or low-cost insurance if you qualify. Just contact our Charity Care/Facilitated Enroller Hotline at (716) 859-8979 for free, confidential assistance.
Eastern Niagara Health System
Eastern Niagara Hospital is a not-for-profit organization, focused on its mission of caring for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The Hospital is proud of its mission to provide quality care to all in need
If you do not have health insurance and worry that you may not be able to pay in full for your care, the Hospital may be able to help. Eastern Niagara Hospital provides financial aid to patients based on their income, assets and needs. In addition, Hospital staff can assist you in obtaining free or low-cost health insurance or work with you to arrange a manageable payment plan.
It is important that you let the billing staff know if you will have difficulty paying your bill so that arrangements can be worked out. Without that information, your unpaid bills may be turned over to a collection agency which could affect your credit status.