I was unemployed and was in the process of applying for medical when i got hurt in an accident. The hospital charged me 15,500$ for 1 ER visit plus another 3,000$ in other bills from the hospital. I applied for charity because there is no way I can afford to pay 15,500$ for an ER visit. They denied me ANY sort of charity or financial help stating "I made too much money on unemployment from the state of Washington". They would not call me back when I tried to contact them again. They did say they would give me a 40% "cash" discount. Great so that 15,000$ bill went down to 9,400$. I do not own a home my car is only worth 4,000$ and there is NO way i can even afford to pay that 9000$. I told them this. They did not care. And without any other further notice they sent me to collections. So they have now ruined my credit score. And would not help me at all when I am destitute. I guess next time I'll just suffer and DIE rather than going to a hospital when I need it. Garuanteed that one visit did not cost them 18,000$. Thanks a lot. Worse hospital ever. If you're dying don't go there. They also took over 44 min to triage me and even offer to help me when I had a serious injury. They just left me sitting in the bed for an hour. Then they tried to send me home with medications that I'm allergic to. It says in my chart I'm allergic to them and they didn't even bother to read my chart. horrible pt care and sent to collections when I don't have a job and asked for help. Find a different hospital to go to unless you like FRAUD and a company that is just trying to ruin people's lives.