Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Other Information

Government Insurance.
Medicare: Most seniors over the age of 65 and some disabled individuals are entitled to
health care coverage from the federal program known as Medicare. To see if you are eligible or to see what is covered by your Medicare plan, please visit the Medicare website.

Medicaid: Many low-income individuals are entitled to health care coverage from the state-federal program known as Medicaid or MaineCare. To see if you are eligible or to see what is covered by your Medicaid plan, please visit the MaineCare website.

Financial Assistance Policies.
Hospitals have financial assistance policies that describe who is eligible for free or reduced health care services, what services are covered and how to qualify.

This hospital’s Financial Assistance Policy can be found:  http://www.dech.org/Patients-Visitors/For-Patients/Free-Care.aspx

Glossary.
The federal agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a helpful
glossary of terms on its website.

Top 50 Service Charges.
Maine law requires hospitals to have a list of their most frequently provided healthcare services and procedures. The prices stated must be the prices that the healthcare entity charges patients directly when there is no insurance coverage for the services or procedures or when reimbursement by an insurance company is denied.

This hospitals list of Top 50 charges may be found: Click Here

Other Resources.

Link to Hospital Billing Page.
If you have already received a bill for services provided and you have questions about
your bill, please contact this hospital’s billing department: https://www.emahealthcare.com/dech/index.php?cltnum=1150