Financial Assistance/Uninsured Patient Discount
The philosophy of St. Margaret’s Health is that all people have a right to receive needed health care. Our doors are open to persons of every faith and ethnic background regardless of their ability to pay.
We provide help to patients in obtaining payment from third parties such as Medicaid and Medicare. If you are eligible for Medicaid, and you are not currently signed up, we can help you apply.
We also offer financial assistance for medically necessary healthcare services to persons who meet our financial eligibility terms provided they submit the needed documents. St. Margaret’s Financial Assistance/Uninsured Patient Discount can be applied for before services, even with no insurance plan. It can also be applied for when there is a potential balance due on an account after we have received payment from third party payers (like Medicaid, Medicare or an insurance company) and you feel you cannot pay the full balance.
The attached form must be completed and signed by you. We use income guidelines established by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to determine if you are eligible for charity care. Please provide all the information promptly so we may try to help you as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions about St. Margaret’s Financial Assistance or any other offers of assistance, please call our Patient Accounts Center at 815.664.1575 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
St. Margaret’s Health offers high quality healthcare and we are pleased to care for you and your family. We look forward to working with you further to make sure the financial aspects of your care are handled in the same high quality way.
Download Financial Assistance Form