In accordance of the 501 (r) charity requirements, below is considered the “Plan Language Summary” of the Macon Community Hospital Financial Assistance Policy which will accompany all billing statements and be presented to patients during all financial discussions.

Consistent with its mission to provide high quality health and wellness services for the community, Macon Community Hospital is committed to providing affordable care to individuals who are in need of emergency or medically necessary treatment and have a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines. Individuals who qualify for financial assistance will not be charged more than the average amounts generally billed to insured patients, for emergency or medically necessary care.

Financial counselors are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:30pm to discuss the application process at (615) 666-2147 or you can dial direct at (615) 688-7922.

Macon Community Hospital will not pursue extraordinary collections actions against an individual without first using reasonable efforts to determine if such individual is eligible for financial assistance.

For a free copy of the entire Financial Assistance Policy and/or an Application for Financial Assistance in English or Spanish, patients can:

  • Request in person at Macon Community Hospital located at 208 Public Square, Lafayette, TN 37083; or,
  • Request a copy by mail by calling (615) 666-2147); or,
  • Mail a request to Macon Community Hospital Business Office, P.O. Box 378, Lafayette, TN 37083