Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights

Are you or loved one seeking treatment at John Hopkins?

Did you know that you could qualify for free or reduced-cost care?

Hopkins receives millions of dollars1 from the state of Maryland every year to provide free or reduced-cost care to low and moderate-income patients.

Patients whose family income falls below certain levels have a legal right under Maryland law to financial assistance, called charity care, that pays for all or part of their medical bills.


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