Charity and Uncompensated Care
Each year, UPMC Altoona provides millions of dollars in community benefit. This includes charity care and health care provided under government programs that pay us less than what the care costs. It also takes into account our programs and services that help people lead safer, healthier, happier lives, and the costs we absorb to offer certain essential services.
Through our annual Community Benefit Report, we seek to ensure the community that UPMC Altoona is dedicated to a nonprofit quality and service ethic that guarantees help for all who need it.
We remain committed to meeting community health care needs without regard to level of payment. We will expand health care access, reduce its disparities and help those who face obstacles in their daily lives.
UPMC Altoona Community Benefits, 2014