Sliding Fee Discount and Financial Assistance


Dosher is committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We seek to provide care and treat all equitably, with dignity and compassion.

Dosher Memorial Hospital and its clinics do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, inability to pay, sexual preference, gender identity or gender expression. No one will be denied access to health services due to their inability to pay. There is a Discounted Sliding Fee Scale available for those patients at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

We have adopted a Financial Assistance and Collections Policy to assure that patients who have no ability to pay for care are not denied care. Dosher can also assist in the process of settling individuals hospital accounts.

We also offer financial assistance for anyone who may have a problem paying his/her bill. Our assistance includes investigating alternative sources of funding to pay the account. We accept credit cards and routinely offer monthly payment arrangements up to 12 months.

Our Financial Assistance and Collections Policy provides for the review of financial information provided by the patient/guarantor to determine if he/she meets our guidelines for charity write-off. We use the Federal Poverty Guidelines to write off up to 100% of charges on a sliding scale based on income and family size.

Sliding Fee Discounts and charity care assistance is available to both uninsured and underinsured patients.

Patients are encouraged to call a financial counselor at 910-457-3810 to set up payment arrangements or apply for sliding fee discounts or charity care. The fax number: 910-457-3842.

Please read more by clicking on the following links:


(1) Dosher Memorial Hospital Sliding Fee Discount Policy

(2) Dosher Medical Oak Island Sliding Fee Discount Policy

(3) Sliding Fee Discount Application

(4) Sliding Fee Discount Scale

(5) Providers Covered and Not Covered Under Dosher's Financial Assistance Policy


To MAIL payments:

Dosher Memorial Hospital
Patient Accounts Mailbox
924 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461

To DROP OFF payments or INQUIRE personally:

Visit Dosher Memorial Patient Accounts
924 N. Howe St., Southport, 2nd floor, adjacent to elevators.


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NHSC (National Health Service Corps)
Dosher Memorial Hospital will serve all patients, offer discounted fees for patients who qualify and will not deny services based on a person's race, color, age, sex, National origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or inability to pay.

OCR (Office of Civil Rights)
Dosher Memorial Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation or sexual identity. Dosher Memorial Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or sexual identity.

USDA (U.S. Dept of Agriculture)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Dosher Non-Discrimination Policy
Dosher Memorial Hospital does not discriminate inpatient admissions, room assignment, patient services, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, Sexual identity, disability, age or the inability to pay. If assistance or communication aids for impaired hearing, vision, speech, or manual skills are needed, Dosher will make reasonable accommodations.

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Dosher Statement
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Dosher Memorial Hospital will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Dosher Memorial Hospital does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances

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