Economically Disadvantaged

Community Nursing Services of North East is fortunate to have some funds available to assist economically disadvantaged residents in the community receive home health or hospice services. As stipulated in the Marion Hirtzel bequest, these “funds must be utilized to assist with home health needs of the economically disadvantaged in the North East community.” A sliding fee schedule has been established and is reviewed on a regular basis to determine the amount of assistance, based on type of service provided.

What circumstances would require a patient to pay for services “out of pocket”:

  • Services requested do not meet insurance coverage qualifying criteria
  • No health insurance
  • Underinsured

Completion of a financial form is required to determine the amount of assistance that may be provided. Please contact the agency for more information concerning our Private Pay program sliding fee schedule.