What is an elective surgery?
An elective procedure is something that a patient agrees to in advance, rather than one performed in case of an emergency. While this does include cosmetic surgery, it also includes other procedures that could be life threatening if not addressed. When untreated, cholecystitis can lead to serious complications, possibly even death. Just because someone consents to a surgery doesn’t mean that they have any other options. No one should have to question whether or not they will live or die because they cannot afford to have a required surgery. This is where we step in.
How to Qualify?
Eligibility for assistance is based on a patient’s medical history and their economic status. To qualify, you will need to provide documentation from a physician’s office confirming that you are in need of the proposed procedure, along with the form below confirming that the patient is in the correct economic status and qualifies for financial support. (Additional documentation may be required as needed) Once approved, the physician’s office will schedule the procedure within their primary facility of practice. When necessary, PBF may even assist in helping transport the patients to the location of the procedure when they have no alternative options.