Financial assistance at SFMC

Financial Assistance

Saint Francis provides very good care to all patients, even if they cannot pay. If you cannot pay your hospital bill (s), Saint Francis offers three programs. These programs exclude charges from physicians independent of Saint Francis.

Uninsured Patient Program

All uninsured patients receiving services at Saint Francis Medical Center will receive a 50 percent reduction of charges at the time of billing. This discount is comparable to contracted payor discounts.

Presumptive Charity

All self-pay balances will be processed through a presumptive scoring program to determine if the patient qualifies for assistance. If the patient meets qualifications, the patient account could be reduced to zero balance.

Patient Financial Assistance Program

If a patient cannot pay portions of the Medical Center’s charges and feels the presumptive scoring was unreasonable, a financial assistance application can be completed for further consideration.

Financial guidelines
Patient will need:
• Last year’s tax returns
• Current bank statements
• Total earnings from all family members living in the household

Patients must also show that family income is at or below 300 percent of the national poverty guidelines, according to the family size, as published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Assets must not total more than $50,000, except for permanent residence.

Family Size/Annual Gross Household Income

1 ……………………………. $35,310

2 ……………………………. $47,790

3 ……………………………. $60,270

4 ……………………………. $72,750

5 ……………………………. $85,230

6 ……………………………. $97,710

7 ……………………………. $110,190

8 ……………………………. $122,670

Add $12,480 for each additional member above eight. Updated February 3, 2016.

Health Services Financing

Not all patients are able to pay for their out-of-pocket expenses upon receipt of their invoice. Therefore, special arrangements have been made with Commerce Bank to offer a Health Services Financing account as a payment option that offers:

  • Easy enrollment
  • One monthly payment
  • Ability to fund multiple services on one account
  • 0% interest

For more information, contact your business office today at 573-331-5217.

Contact

Click below to download an application for financial assistance or visit the Saint Francis Business Office to request an application. Please call 573-331-5217 if you have any questions.