Financial Assistance Programs Offered by Sentara

At Sentara, we provide quality care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. We understand that health care expenses are often unexpected and paying for services can be overwhelming. If you cannot pay your bill, we can help.

Financial Assistance Policy

If you are unable to pay your bill, please contact us at the telephone number or address below to see if you are eligible for financial assistance. Each patient’s situation is evaluated according to relevant circumstances such as income, assets, liabilities, expenses, and other resources available to pay an outstanding balance. Taking these factors into account, free care is available to patients whose household income is 200% or below the federal poverty level; and a 75% discount is available to uninsured patients whose household income is above 200% and at or below 400% of the federal poverty level.

The complete financial assistance policy (“FAP”), along with an application for financial assistance, can be found below. Paper copies are also available at any patient registration area within a Sentara hospital facility and will be mailed free-of-charge to a patient upon request.

Sentara Uninsured Patient Discount Program

If you do not have health insurance and you do not qualify for assistance under the financial assistance policy above, you may be eligible for the Sentara Uninsured Discount Program. An administrative adjustment equal to 30% of Hospital Facility Gross Charges is available.

For More Information

Please contact a Sentara representative at the phone number or address below. Someone will be available to assist you Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.


Sentara Healthcare
ATTN: Financial Assistance Coordinator
535 Independence Parkway, Suite 700
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

What happens to the rest of my bill?

You will need to pay the remaining balance of the bill in a timely manner. Our financial assistance representatives will be happy to assist you with payment options.

The following hospital facilities are covered under the Financial Assistance Policy referenced below:

  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Sentara Obici Hospital
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Sentara Port Warwick Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Geddy Outpatient Center at SWRMC

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