Fundholding Service

Support Target

  • Foreign workers & their families (including registered & unregistered residence)
  • Multi-cultural families & their immediate families (excluding siblings)
  • Refugees & their families (priority support regardless of support criteria below)
  • Other medically vulnerable populations (In case of local residents, priority to consulting with Medical Social Work Team in Seoul Red Cross Hospital)

Support Criteria

  • Someone who stays in Korea more than 90 days based on an entry date.
  • Someone who is below 200% in secondary poor based on one's income against the minimum cost of living and property in the present year. (support depends on urgency of treatment)
  • Someone who get above certain score when writing an evaluation paper of medical bill support. - Foreigners who enter in Korea with the purpose of treatment cannot be supported. - Support shall be ceased if someone supported by false or other dishonest means and supported cost shall be confiscated. - A qualified person may not be selected as a support target depending on one's diseases.

Support Details

  • Outpatient

    Support 50~100% of total treatment cost (within KRW 1,000,000 per day)

  • Inpatient

    Support 50~100% of total treatment cost (within KRW 5,000,000 per admission)

  • Exemption of Support : Outpatient medicines, medical certificate, a copy of medical record, a copy of CD, dental care and cost of meal for guardian * Support possibilities and rates of support are decided by an evaluation paper of medical bill support from 'Healthy Neighbor Center'.

Support process

Funding Background

  1. Increased number of foreigners and members of multicultural family with diseases and emergency diseases. Of them, one third has trouble communicating their symptoms in Korean, and since fundholding counsel precedes treatment, it is impossible to respond quickly when they are hospitalized in the emergency room (weekends and nights) and suffer from severe disease.

  2. Increased number of cases of ineligible hospitalization of patients due to current prepayment (deposit) before treatment. In case of hospitalization, patients have to pay prepayment according to sharing of the medical cost, making it a heavy burden for low-income bracket even if they are in need of emergent medical attention.


Funding

  1. Funding 100% on emergency hospitalization up to once : Severe emergency patient group relevant sicknesses (in case of sickness eligible for 206 sickness code, a patient shall be 100% funded on emergency hospitalization up to once; sickness prescribed by professional medical personnel that the patient needs hospital treatment)

  2. Funding rate adjustment after reevaluation through welfare state counsel afterwards


Required Docutments

  • Passport : Passport with the latest date of reentry to Korea
  • Alien Registration Card (excluding unregistered patients)
  • Prescription : Content including the need for emergency hospitalization treatment
  1. Telephone Inquiry (send a consultation paper if ask from other organizations)

  2. Appointment

  3. Visiting hospital & Consultation

  4. Set a rate of support

  5. Perform treatment on outpatient or inpatient

  • Patients can apply for medical service to the hospital directly, however, applications who request from other organizations will get counseling as a priority.
  • Inpatients in other hospital determine hospitalization through Medical Referral Team(02-2002-8740) and proceed to counsel.
  • Consultation hours : AM 9:00 ~ 12:00, PM 13:00 ~ 17:00
  • Counseling hours : AM 9:00 ~ 11:00, PM 13:00 ~ 16:00
  • Tel : 02-2002-8683~4

Required Documents

  • Compulsory Documents

    1. Passport

      The last entry stamp by Korea is required to confirm a recent period of stay more than 90 days.

      *If you don't bring a passport or there is no entry stamp in the electronic passport, it can be replaced by an immigration certificate.

      • Issue in district offices and Jongno-gu office
      • Address. Gwanghwamun Station Line No.5, Exit.2
      • Tel. 02-2148-1114
    2. ARC

      Registered foreign residents should bring an ARC, however, refugees and unregistered(illegal) foreign residents can skip it.

  • Additional Documents

    1. Patient Consultation Paper

      If request from other organization
      Form Download

    2. Letter for changing hospital and Test Record

      The possibility of changing hospital from other medical centers is discussed with Medical Cooperation Center

      * May request additional documents(income certificate, poverty certificate, etc) after counseling

Full-time counselors

MOOA Kim
Social WorkerMOOA Kim
  • Subspeciality

    Psychological, social and economic counseling/Networking related organizations

  • Tel.

    02-2002-8681
  • Sessions

    this is time schedule for weekdays.
    MON TUE WED THU FRI
    AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
    treatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatment
il Kyung Sung
Social Workeril Kyung Sung
  • Subspeciality

    Psychological, social and economic counseling/Networking related organizations

  • Tel.

    02-2002-8683
  • Sessions

    this is time schedule for weekdays.
    MON TUE WED THU FRI
    AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
    treatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatment
Jin Seon Kim
Social WorkerJin Seon Kim
  • Subspeciality

    Psychological, social and economic counseling/Networking related organizations

  • Tel.

    02-2002-8684
  • Sessions

    this is time schedule for weekdays.
    MON TUE WED THU FRI
    AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
    treatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatmenttreatment