The New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity Care) is available to patients for inpatient and outpatient services at all acute care hospitals throughout New Jersey. Medically necessary services may be eligible for patients who meet income and asset criteria.
Applications are available at all NJ acute care hospitals. Eligibility determination is done at the hospital where the medical service is provided when the completed application is submitted. Questions or concerns from the public and from hospitals regarding the charity care program, its implementation, and interpretation of program regulations and policy may be directed to Department of Health staff at the Office of Hospital Finance & Charity Care.
Return to Office of Health Care Financing.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.