Uninsured Discount Policy
Respecting the dignity of all
Serious injury or illness can put a financial strain on any family. But persons who lack insurance or government-sponsored health benefits face additional burdens.
Through our Uninsured Discount Policy, St. Elizabeth’s seeks to lessen that burden, while ensuring that our billing and collection processes respect the dignity of all patients. The policy calls for a discount to be applied uniformly to all uninsured patient accounts prior to billing.
Some patients may qualify for additional discounts or extended payment terms, including:
Christian Assistance Program — This charity-based program provides financial assistance for payment of services, based on a patients ability to pay. Applications are available by contacting our Patient Accounts Department at 618-234-8600.
Healthcare Bank Loan Program — This loan program provides 12-month interest free loans and 24- to 36-month low-interest loans to those who qualify.
Payment arrangements — Our Patient Accounts Department can work with you to development a payment plan.
Lump Sum Prompt Payment — Additional discounts can be obtained if you pay your bill promptly in a lump sum.