What is the Gillette Assistance Program (GAP)?
The Gillette Assistance Program (GAP) is a program to help Gillette patients and families who are struggling to pay for their medical expenses. Although most people have insurance coverage these days, many plans require families to pay high deductibles or large coinsurance portions.
For qualified patients, GAP can assist in paying the self-pay portions of their Gillette bill. The program has been in place at Gillette for many years under a variety of names.
Who qualifies for GAP?
Family size and income determine who qualifies for GAP. Discounts can be from 25 percent to 100 percent of balances for uninsured people (self-payers). We ask that our patients and families apply for state and/or government assistance before receiving GAP assistance. Government programs also are likely to cover services at other health care organizations; GAP funds can only be used for care received at Gillette.
How do I apply for GAP?
Applying for GAP is straightforward and easy. Our GAP application is available (in both English and Spanish) on Gillette’s website at www.gillettechildrens.org/GAP. The GAP application forms are also available at each Gillette clinic site. Just ask a social worker or someone at the front desk for an application also.
Gillette has a long history of serving people who have special needs and of giving back to the community. We are proud to be able to offer the GAP to help our patients and their families cover the costs of highly specialized medical care.
If you have questions about GAP and would like more information or an application, please call 651-325-2177. Gillette’s Patient Accounting team will be happy to help you.