Little River Memorial Hospital (“LRMH”) has adopted a Financial Assistance Policy (“FAP”) that allows certain low-income patients to receive free or discounted care for covered emergency and medically necessary services. No patient will be denied financial assistance because of their race, religion, national origin, or any other basis which is prohibited by law. Patients seeking financial assistance must apply for the program, which is summarized below.

ELIGIBLE PATIENTS - Patients receiving covered care from a covered provider may apply for financial assistance. Eligibility is based on the ability to pay and includes factors like family income, lack of insurance, catastrophic medical need, or physical or mental incapacitation. Eligibility is primarily based on how family income compares to Federal Income Poverty Guidelines.

ELIGIBLE SERVICES - Emergency or other medically necessary healthcare services provided by and billed by LRMH is eligible for financial assistance. The Financial Assistance Policy (“FAP”) only applies to services billed by LRMH. Other services which are separately billed by other providers, such as physicians, may not be covered under the FAP.

HOW TO APPLY - All patients will receive a copy of this Plain Language Summary upon admission to or discharge from the hospital. The application form, the full Financial Assistance Policy (FAP), and this Plain Language Summary are available from Patient Financial Services by telephone or mail at the address/number below and on the LRMH website at 

If you need assistance completing the application, you may contact Patient Financial Services. Completed forms and documentation can be submitted in person to any member of Patient Financial Services or mailed to:

Little River Memorial Hospital

Patient Financial Services

 451 W Locke ST

Ashdown AR 71822

DETERMINATIONS OF QUALIFICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE- Eligibility for financial assistance is determined using the Department of Health and Human Services’ Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Patients whose annual family income is 100% or less of those guidelines qualify for free care. Patients who family income is between 101-200% of those guidelines qualify for care at reduced cost. Eligible patients will not be charged more than the AGB for emergency or other medically necessary care. 

For prevalent non-English languages in the community, translation services of all financial assistance documents may be available by calling LRMH Business Office 870-898-5011 X 3137.