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Financial Assistance

Healthcare Financial Aid

The Community Care and Sliding Fee Scale programs were created to ensure that all members of the community are able to access medically-necessary care, regardless of their ability to pay. Patients who meet financial requirements can receive help with their bill through discounts offered under the Community Care and Sliding Fee Scale programs. All patients may apply.

Covered Care

Emergency or urgent care services, and hospital services that are considered medically-necessary, are covered by the Community Care Program. Medically-necessary services that happen in the clinic setting are covered by the Sliding Fee Scale Program.

A medically-necessary service is defined as care that is non-elective and needed in order to prevent death or negative effects to your health. Non-medically-necessary care is not eligible for a discount. Services billed outside of Mile Bluff Medical Center are not eligible for discount through this program.


You may qualify for free or discounted care under the Community Care and/or Sliding Fee Scale programs if your household income falls below 300 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines, or if you have experienced a recent catastrophic health event or significant loss of income.

If you qualify, you will be charged no more than the amount generally billed (AGB) for urgent or emergent services. The AGB is equal to the amount generally billed to individuals with insurance coverage.

If a balance remains on your account after either discount is applied, you will be required to pay the balance in full or establish a payment plan by calling the Patient Accounting Department.

How to Apply

You can apply for financial assistance by submitting a completed application, and providing all required supporting materials in person or by mail, to the Patient Accounting Department at Mile Bluff.


When applying for the Community Care Program send completed form and supporting documentation to:

Mile Bluff Medical Center
Attn: Patient Accounting
1050 Division Street
Mauston, WI 53948
Fax: 608-847-2079

For additional information, call: 608-847-1497

Discounts offered under these programs are made available without consideration of race, religion, gender, age, nationality, social or immigrant status, veteran status, marital status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, or age of patient.

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