For inpatient
admission or
assistance, call:

(415) 379-2224
8 AM – 5 PM

(415) 379-2215
5 PM – 8 AM

Medicare for Christian Scientists

We have prepared a guide to your care options as a Christian Scientist using Medicare coverage.

Medicare and its Provision for Religious Non-medical Health Care for Christian Scientists

Click here to read (and/or print out) a reference tool for anyone interested in Medicare coverage for Christian Science nursing care at a Religious Non-medical Health Care Institution (which includes accredited Christian Science nursing facilities). This booklet has been prepared to help the reader make informed decisions related to the cost of Christian Science care.

Arden Wood does not offer a recommendation in favor or against the use of Medicare or private insurance. The Bible tells us, “God shall supply all your need according to his riches…” (Philippians 4:19), and each of us is demonstrating this fact in accord with our spiritual understanding and our obedience to God’s direction. The titles of several metaphysical articles on topics of health and supply are listed on page 12.

Arden Wood’s ministry is “to support healing through skillful Christian Science nursing care and training, inspired living, and Christly service.” Based upon an individual’s financial situation, Arden Wood offers financial assistance or benevolence grants to patients who may not have insurance or be able to afford the full cost of care.

The information contained in this brochure is intended for educational purposes only. It provides a general explanation of how Medicare works in regard to Arden Wood. You should use it for general guidance with the understanding that the Medicare rules may change and that a summary cannot always explain exactly how they will apply in particular circumstances. If you need assistance with respect to your own situation, please consult a knowledgeable personal advisor, such as an attorney or benefits specialist who is familiar with the topic. For authoritative guidance on any Medicare questions, you or your personal advisor should contact Medicare at the telephone numbers or e-mail addresses given in this brochure, or review official Medicare publications, which are available online at