Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital is committed to serving the healthcare needs of all of its patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The policy for financial assistance is under development. Some of the things that are considered are highlighted below:
Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital will not refuse, delay or discourage health services based on a patients ability to pay for the costs of such services.
Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital will actively promote all patients awareness of the availability of Financial Assistance.
All patients who wish to make applications for financial assistance are to be referred to the financial counsellor.
The policy applies to Siddhasthai hospital charges and physician services. The policy excludes other contracted physician fees, lab tests fees conducted outside the hospital.
A permanent resident of Nepal.
The eligibility of the financial assistance program will be determined based upon education, monthly income and occupation.
C. Alternative Sources of Assistance
Patients may be eligible for coverage under an applicable insurance policy, child health programs, safe motherhood program and social health security program of the Government of Nepal.
Patients may receive financial assistance for any outstanding balance not covered by the Government health programmes.
D. Additional considerations
Financial assistance is not available for patients who are admitted to semi-private or private hospital rooms. Therefore, patients who wish to receive financial assistance shall occupy the general bed of the hospital.
Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital will deny or revoke financial assistance for any patient or guarantor who falsifies any portion of a financial assistance application.
If a patient or guarantor is granted less than full assistance and the patient or guarantor provides additional information for reconsideration, the hospital administration and the Board may amend a prior financial assistance determination.
If a patient or guarantor seeks to appeal the financial assistance determination, a written request may be submitted along with the supporting documentation to the financial counsellors for additional review before a determination can be made by the hospital administration.
Financial assistance is not available when an inpatient is discharged from the hospital and is no longer in the direct care of the hospital.