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Charity Care

Supporting our community is important to us.

Duke Regional Hospital continuously offers support to a number of community organizations through fundraising and sponsorships. Additionally, Duke Regional offered the following financial support to improve the health of the communities we serve in fiscal year 2012.

Charity care $16.3 million
No-cost or discounted urgent or emergent health care services provided to patients who are unable to pay 

Medicaid program losses $3.4 million
Costs absorbed by the hospital when government reimbursements don’t fully meet the cost of treatment

Health professions education $3.1 million
Money spent on the training and teaching of tomorrow’s health care professionals

Lincoln Community Health Center $6.8 million
Monetary and in-kind services provided to Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC). Duke Regional also provides pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, environmental, and engineering services for LCHC.

Durham County Emergency Medical Services $2.2 million
Duke Regional paid the county over $2.2 million to support Durham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Durham Center Access (Oakleigh) $100,000
Duke Regional provided $100,000 to support Durham Center Access, an inpatient treatment facility for mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services

Project Access of Durham County
Duke Regional provides administrative office space as well as technological support for Project Access of Durham County (PADC). PADC provides specialty care at no charge to uninsured and underinsured Durham residents living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. These residents have access to primary health care through Lincoln Community Health Center.