How to Apply for Charity Care in New Jersey

by Alicia Bodine ; Updated October 25, 2017
Apply for charity care to cover hospital medical costs.

Items you will need

  • NJ Charity Care Program application
  • Income and asset verification

The State of New Jersey has a Charity Care Program for individuals who have little to no insurance. This program helps pay some or all of a recipient's hospital expenses. This includes emergency room visits, hospital stays and testing done as an outpatient. The amount of help an individual receives with these bills depends on their income. To find out if you qualify, you must fill out an application.

Step 1

Call or visit your local hospital's business or admissions office to request a Charity Care application. You can pick up the application in the office, or have it mailed to your home.

Step 2

Fill out the paper application, and gather documentation to prove the income and assets you listed in the application.

Step 3

Submit the application to the hospital. As long as your application and documentation is complete, you will receive a decision within 10 business days. Once approved, help will continue for a period of one year.


  • Call 866-588-5696 with any questions or concerns about New Jersey's Charity Care Program.

    You can apply for help for expenses that occurred within the last 12 months.

About the Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, GoBankingRates and WiseGeek. Bodine is passionate about gardening, travel, education and finance. She has received awards for being a top content producer.

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