Rhode Island Payment Resources
Summary of payment program
The patient does not have to provide their health insurance information to the hospital and the hospital cannot refuse to treat a patient because they do not give them their insurance. Most hospitals will ask if the patient has insurance and if the patient decides to provide this information, the hospital will bill their insurance for care. If they do not want their insurance company to be billed, they should tell the hospital that they are “self-pay” and do not want to use their insurance. To cover the cost of the medical expenses, you the patient may be entitled to compensation from the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. This fund may retroactively pay for expenses incurred as a result a sexual assault that the victim has suffered. Day One can help the patient apply for Victim Compensation funds.
Crime Victim Compensation Fund covers other crime-related expenses, including medical, dental and hospital expenses, mental health counseling expenses, loss of earnings, and relocation expenses, up to $25,000. In order to receive these funds, the patient must file a police report or a restraining order within 10 days of the date on which the sexual assault happened. However, the patient does not have to file a police report or seek a restraining order to have the expenses for the evidence collection exam to be covered. Day One can help the patient apply for Victim Compensation Fund.
To be eligible to participate in Rhode Island’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVCP), victims of violent crime must file a police report within 10 days of the alleged crime and file a claim with CVCP no later than three years after the crime.
Apply Online or
Return completed Application to:
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Office of the General Treasurer
50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
Coordination with healthcare
Rhode Island Victims’ of Crime Helpline – 1(800)494-8100