Sutter Health has a long history of giving back to the community—Our commitment is reflected in our generous financial assistance policies for patients who seek care at our hospitals or medical foundations.
In February 2004, Sutter Health affiliates adopted a common, system wide charity care policy. No uninsured patient, regardless of their financial status, will receive a bill for full-billed charges at a Sutter hospital. In March 2006, Sutter Health adopted a new policy for all of our affiliated hospitals that provides for those facilities to offer automatic discounts to uninsured patients. These discounts are comparable to the negotiated discounts that the hospitals provide to private insurance companies. In January 2016, Sutter Health adopts a new policy that provides income-based charity care, and other forms of Financial Assistance including discounts to qualified patients.