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Under the Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP), Aultman offers basic, medically necessary hospital-level services free of charge to individuals who are residents of Ohio and whose income is at or below the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

In addition to the HCAP program, Aultman provides financial assistance (FAP) on a sliding scale to patients who do not have insurance at family income levels up to four times the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click here to review our financial assistance policy. If you're ready to apply, click here for the application.

In order to assist Aultman patients with the best discounts available, it is our responsibility to require patients to first apply for Medicaid before receiving approval for a secondary assistance program, such as HCAP or FAP. Due to Medicaid expansion in the state of Ohio, many more people are now eligible for Medicaid coverage. If you have been approved for HCAP in the past, you may now qualify for Medicaid coverage. Please click here or call the Aultman Patient Outreach department at 330-363-2200 to apply.

Family Size Income Guidelines
1 $16,394
2 $22,107
3 $27,820
4 $33,534
5 $39,247
6 $44,960
7 $50,687
8 $56,428

Aultman Hospital provides basic, necessary hospital care without charge to qualifying individuals. Under the federal poverty guidelines, Ohio residents may qualify for free hospital care (Hospital Care Assurance or HCAP). Informacion en Espanol

Review the 2016 guidelines below for free care: 

Persons in
Annual Income
1 $11,880
2 $16,020
3 $20,160
4 $24,300
5 $28,440
6 $32,580
7 $36,730
8 $40,890

If you are not an Ohio resident or if you are over the Federal Poverty Guidelines and uninsured, you may qualify for a reduction in hospital care costs under the Financial Assistance Program (FAP). 

How to Apply
In order for the application to be processed, you must:  
  • Complete an entire HCAP application, including family and income information. 
  • Sign and date the application. 
  • Return the completed application to:

                Patient Outreach Department
                Aultman Hospital
                P.O. Box 80868
               Canton, Ohio 44708-0868

HCAP Covered Services
Please note that the HCAP program only covers services billed by Aultman Hospital. The program does not cover elective or cosmetic surgery, organ transplants, patient convenience items, take-home pharmacy charges, transportation fees, physician and anesthesia charges.

Collections Policy
Aultman has implemented a collection process for the accounts receivable of patients receiving hospital services that supports the business needs of Aultman and, together with the Financial Assistance Policy, is intended to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, including Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Click here to review the policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the Aultman Patient Outreach team at 330-363-2200 or toll-free at 800-900-6321.

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