If you can’t pay your hospital bill, at Emerson Hospital you have options

In fact, we have an entire team of financial counselors and customer service representatives available to help patients who are in need of financial assistance. Some options we can discuss include MassHealth (the Commonwealth's combined Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP) and free care.

For your convenience, you can access some of this information right here:

Eligibility for financial assistance

If your total family income is within poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or income and resource standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Medical Security, we can assist you in qualifying for financial aid. These income guidelines* are:

Family Size Full Free Care Partial Free Care
1 $20,388 $40,776
2 $27,468 $54,936
3 $34,548 $69,069
4 $41,628 $83,256
5 $48,708 $97,416
6 $55,788 $111,576
7 $62,868 $125,736
8 $69,948 $139,896

For each additional family member, add $7,080 for full free care and $14,160 for partial free care.

*These figures are subject to change by the U.S. government. Final approval regarding eligibility rests with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


You can apply for financial assistance directly through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (call 800-408-1253 for more information).

Or, if you would like more information, please call our Financial Services office at 978-287-3432 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We’re here to help.