This referral requires charity care.
Once a patient has successfully received charity care, the ACT and referrals teams will notify the on-call TS of the week, confirm that the referral is still necessary, and schedule the patient's appointment.
Access to Care Team
Visit the Financial Services page when you arrive at your patient's FS appointment for further directions.
Once your patient has charity care, please contact the Ambulatory Referrals Manager, currently Marc Casale. The Emerging Referrals Manager will give you directions on how to schedule your patient for their specialty referral appointment.
Cost to EHHOP Patient: Once your patient submits documents confirming their income, Financial Services will grant you patient Charity Care and place them on a sliding scale. Most EHHOP patients are placed on Level 1. For patients with Level 1, the Pulmonology appointment will cost $10. To find out the costs for patients who are not Level 1, please contact the Ambulatory Referrals Manager, Marc Casale.
How long it takes patients to complete their appointment will depend on how soon the patients can submit all their documents confirming their income to Financial Services (on average this takes 20 days). Once all documents are submitted, it takes about 3 weeks after a patient has received charity care for a pulmonology appointment to be scheduled.