Financial Assistance Program
Financial Help for Hospital Bills
To ensure our community is cared for and that you receive care when you need it, Des Peres Hospital provides alternate funding and payment plan options for patients without insurance coverage. Our hospital staff will work with you to identify the options available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations.
The following is an overview of the financial assistance programs provided by our hospital.
Medical Eligibility Program (MEP)
The Medical Eligibility Program is a hospital service provided to you at no cost. You may qualify for government programs which pay for all or part of your hospital and medical expenses. If you are under 21 or over 65 years old, have children in the household, are pregnant, potentially disabled or have been a Victim of Crime, you may qualify. Our hospital Patient Advocates will assist you with the application process.
Government Programs for Which You May Qualify
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
- County Indigent
- Victims of a Violent Crime Fund
Charity Care Program-Financial Assistance
Charity care is available to patients who do not have the means to pay for hospital expenses and do not qualify for any government programs. You may qualify for hospital financial assistance if your household income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit.
To be considered for this assistance program, you’ll be required to provide information on your household finances through a confidential financial application. Documentation will be requested to verify your circumstances in order to determine eligibility. Please contact the Financial Assistance Center at (888) 233-7868, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST) for additional information.
Uninsured Discount Program
Uninsured Patients are eligible for our Compact with Uninsured discounts. Our hospital patient advocates will assist you with understanding the rules of eligibility for the Uninsured Discount Program.
A nonprofit credit counseling service may be available in your area.
To reach one of our patient advocates, please call us at: (314) 966-9652.