Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

If you are uninsured, you may be able to receive a prompt pay discount on your bill. For more information about Cannon’s discount program, talk with the person who is registering or admitting you or call the Patient Accounts office at (864) 898-1142.

If you do not have health insurance or if your health insurance does not cover these costs, Cannon offers a financial counseling service to help patients identify possible options for medical coverage. The programs we offer assistance with: Social Security Disability & SSI, SC & GA Medicaid Affordable Health Care Act, State Office of Victim Assistance, Charity Care.

Cannon and its facilities offer financial assistance, based on the current Federal Poverty Guidelines to uninsured patients and guarantors with an outstanding balance owed for medically necessary services. Patients or guarantors may be determined to be Presumptively Eligible for financial assistance based on eligibility for other specific state or federal programs. Additional information regarding available financial assistance, including copies of the Medical Assistance Program and Application can be found at  In addition patients can obtain a copy of these documents, at no cost, by sending a request to Cannon Hospital, Financial Counseling Department, 123 WG Acker Drive, Pickens, SC, 29671 or in person at Cannon. Our Financial Counselors can be reached at 864-898-1149. Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 to assist you with any additional questions. Patients approved for financial assistance under the Cannon’s Medical Assistance Program will be billed no more than the amount generally billed (AGB) to Medicare and our Private Health Insurers. Applications for Financial Assistance are also available in Spanish.

To see if you qualify for Financial Assistance, view the Cannon Financial Assistance Policy 2015(PDF). To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Cannon Financial Assistance Application (PDF)

Para español, revise el programa de ayuda economica (PDF) y complete la solicitud de ayuda economica.

For more information on any of these programs or questions on how you may apply or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Cannon Financial Counseling Department
(864) 898-1142
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.