UChicago Medicine recognizes that patients and their families may need help paying for services received here because either insufficient insurance coverage has not paid for the entire bill or no insurance is available.

Any patient with a balance related to care received here, or any person responsible for paying a patient bill for care received here (the guarantor) may request an application for financial assistance. See the Plain Language Summary and other information in the related links on the right side of this page.

UChicago Medicine offers financial assistance discounts that may cover all or part of the patient balance(s) based on a verified financial need. Our financial assistance options exceed those required by the Illinois Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act, and are normally dependent on your family income. Your verified family size and income will determine whether you qualify for a discount, and, if so, the amount of the discount. For patients who qualify under our financial assistance program, the current financial assistance discount starts at 75 percent.

Applying for Financial Assistance

There are different ways that a patient or a family member may request an application for financial assistance:

Download the Application for Financial Assistance, English (PDF)

Para Descargar/Bajar la Aplicación para Asistencia Financiera (PDF)

If you or a family member are currently an inpatient in our hospital, you may request an application for financial assistance by calling the Admitting Office at 773-702-6233 (or dial 2-6233 from the phone in the patient room).

At any time during your care here or after your care is complete, you or a family member may request an application for financial assistance by writing or calling one of the following addresses:

The University of Chicago Medicine Patient Financial Services
150 Harvester Dr., Ste 300
Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5965
773-702-6664

University of Chicago Physicians Group
P.O. Box 75307
Chicago, Illinois 60675-5307
773-702-1150

The Office of Social Work and Spiritual Care
773-702-1807

  • Upon request, an Application for Financial Assistance form will be given or mailed to a patient or the person responsible for paying the patient bill.
  • In addition to the application form, a list of required documents needed to complete the request for financial assistance will be provided. This may include items such as copies of tax returns, pay stubs, etc.
  • The application form should be completed with as much detail as possible, signed, and returned with required documentation as soon as possible to one of the following addresses:

The University of Chicago Medicine
150 Harvester Dr., Ste 300
Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5965

University of Chicago Physicians Group
P.O. Box 75307
Chicago, Illinois 60675-5307

  • Once the completed application and back-up documents are received, the application will be reviewed and the requestor will be notified if additional information is required. Otherwise, the requestor will receive a written notification of either an approval for financial assistance, or a denial and the reason the request is denied, normally within ten business days of our receipt of all required documents.
  • Patients or persons responsible for paying the patient bills may call 773-702-6664 or 773-702-1150 with any questions on this process or on submitted applications.