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Financial Assistance Policy

St. Joseph Health System is a faith-based, nonprofit health care system dedicated to its mission to provide excellent health care and promote wellness throughout the Brazos Valley.
 
As part of its mission, St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) facility provides excellent medically necessary health care to persons in accordance with the System values of reverence, service, and stewardship. 
 
SJHS makes every effort to collect payment for services from all patients with the financial means to pay.  Those patients who do not have the financial means to pay for their services and do not qualify for any state or federal assistance programs such as Medicaid, CHIP or the Section 1011 Federal Reimbursement Program for Undocumented Aliens are encouraged to apply for financial assistance from SJHS. The SJHS financial assistance policy covers both emergent and elective services.  Coverage for elective services will be reviewed on an individual basis and requires the approval of the Vice President of Quality and Medical Affairs.  Financial Assistance (Charity care) will be provided to patients who do qualify without regard to race, creed, color or national origin and who are classified as financially or medically indigent.
 
A financially indigent patient is a person who is uninsured or underinsured and is accepted for care with no obligation or a discounted obligation to pay for services based on income and family size.  This SJHS facility uses the federal poverty guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine a person's eligibility for charity care as a financially indigent patient.  This facility also uses other financial information to determine eligibility for financial assistance based on its policy. 
 
All patients who are unable to pay for all or a portion of their treatment may apply for charity care.  All patients who believe that they may be eligible for charity care are encouraged to apply by completing a financial assistance application.

If you have questions or need help completing this application, please call one of the numbers listed below:
 
Last Name begins with:
 
A-L (979) 776-3987
M-Z (979) 776-2565
Customer Service (979) 776-3952

Financial Assistance Form - English

Financial Assistance Form - Spanish

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