Lancaster General Health provides health care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Our financial assistance program is available for people without insurance, or with insufficient insurance coverage, who are unable to pay for their care.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Our representatives are available to guide you through the application process for federal, state, local and other assistance options, including our own financial assistance program. The Lancaster General Health program offers assistance for individuals up to the 400% Federal Poverty Level income who have no more than $10,000 in the bank per adult in the household.

Lancaster General Hospital and many of our outpatient facilities have representatives on-site. Interpretation services are available upon request.

LG Health Financial Assistance Program and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act allows people to enroll in an insurance plan through the government-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace. We strongly recommend you look into this program available to all U.S. citizens. Failure to enroll could impact the level of assistance provided through the LG Health Financial Assistance Program. There are exemptions from the requirement to have health insurance. If you apply and qualify for an exemption, we will need specific documentation for our records.

For information on the next opportunity to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace or other questions, please contact our financial counselors at 717-544-1957.

Federal Poverty Level Table (FPL) - 2021

Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. CHIP offers medical, dental, vision and immunization coverage. Visit for more information on services and to apply online.

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