REED CITY -- Spectrum Health is offering financial aid options to provide patients with the care they need, regardless of ability to pay.

The health care network offers a wide range of assistance, from helping with price estimates to creating payment plans.

Financial counselors are available to assist patients before they receive services to help address concerns they may have about paying for their care.

Spectrum Health also can help patients apply for state Medicaid assistance, local county agency assistance, and federal or other charitable programs. Medically necessary and appropriate treatment may also be reduced or eliminated if a patient at Spectrum Health qualifies under financial hardship guidelines.

"We believe health care services should be accessible to everyone, regardless of financial status," said Sarah Clark, senior director, registration and financial counseling. "Our goal is to create a personalized solution for every patient while making sure they receive the care they need."

To qualify, patients may need to complete a written application and provide information necessary to verify financial information.

Any patient needing information on how to apply for financial assistance should call the Spectrum Health Financial Counseling department. There is no charge to speak with a financial counselor.

WAYS TO CONNECT

• Financial Counseling Department: Call (844) 838-3115 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Price Estimate: Email price.estimate@spectrumhealth.org, or call (866) 542-7909 or (616) 774-7595

For more information, visit spectrumhealth.org/affording-care/financial-assistance.