No health insurance?
Connect to the best health care through Southcoast.
Get started today by calling the Southcoast Hospitals Patient Financial Services Department. Our trained staff will:
- Explain everything you need to apply for health insurance.
- Help you determine which health plan might best fit your needs.
- Help you complete and file an application.
- Support you while your application is processed.
We are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all three of our hospital sites — Charlton in Fall River, St. Luke's in New Bedford and Tobey in Wareham.
Call today. It's easy. And we're here to help.
You get to choose
Commonwealth Care helps qualified Massachusetts residents obtain health insurance.
We can help you decide which plan best meets your needs.
Who is eligible for Commonwealth Care?
You may be eligible if your income is less than 300 percent of the poverty level. As a guideline, this would be less than:
- $29,400 if you are single.
- $60,000 for a family of four.
Coverage for adults whose income is too high to qualify for either MassHealth or Commonwealth Care may be covered by Commonwealth Choice. Call Southcoast's Patient Financial Services at 800-474-1533 for more information.
What is covered?
You can choose a health plan that covers:
- Doctor visits.
- Emergency Room visits.
- Prescription drugs.
- Hospital care.
- Vision services.
- Mental health and substance abuse services.
MassHealth | Managed by the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance, MassHealth pays for health care for eligible low- and medium-income people living in Massachusetts who are under age 65 and who are living in nursing homes or other long-term-care facilities.
Commonwealth Connector | The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority is an independent authority designed to increase access to health care in Massachusetts.