We recognize that when people need to come to us for care they are most likely experiencing something unfamiliar or frightening. At those times, added fear—specifically, fear of a medical bill—shouldn’t stop them from receiving the care they need.

At Intermountain Healthcare, we believe financial circumstances shouldn’t dictate whether a person has access to basic medical needs. That’s why we provide assistance to those in our communities who are unable to pay for needed care.

In 2013, Intermountain Healthcare provided nearly $282 million in charity care, or free care to patients who can only partially pay or are unable to pay, allowing patients and their families to focus on healing and not an impossible financial burden. And it eliminated the need for taxpayers to shoulder these costs.

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