Financial Assistance

Need help paying for care? We are here to help explain your options.

  • Our financial counselors are here to help. Call them at 206-987-3333 or visit them at our main Seattle campus. Patients staying overnight in the hospital can call and make an appointment for a counselor to come to their room.

    Financial counselors can help you:

    Apply for Medicaid

    Financial counselors can help you apply for Washington (Apple Health) and other state Medicaid programs in Montana, Idaho and Alaska.

    Medicaid (state medical assistance) can often pay for part or all of your child’s health care expenses, even if you are not eligible for other forms of aid from the state. Medicaid can also help pay for healthcare bills from other providers besides Seattle Children’s. You may be required to apply for Medicaid before we can consider you for financial assistance.

    Find insurance on your state health insurance exchange

    They are certified experts for Washington’s Insurance Exchange and can help you find a plan on your state’s own exchange. Learn more about plans that include Seattle Children’s.

    Set up short-term, interest-free payment plans

    Apply for Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance Program

    If none of the options above work, and you meet the criteria for Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance Program, they can help you apply.

  • Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance Policy

    Full Policy (PDF), SpanishRussianVietnameseSomali
    Plain Language Summary of Policy (PDF), SpanishRussianVietnameseSomali

    Community providers

    Some community providers who see patients in the hospital at Seattle Children’s bill separately for their charges and do not accept Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance for those charges.

    List of providers (PDF).

    You may qualify for Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance Program, even if you have insurance.