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Patient Financial Services

The Mission of Financial Assistance

St. Elizabeth’s offers a Financial Assistance Program for those with limited financial resources. St. Elizabeth's is a Christian-based facility that provides medical care regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap, age, or the ability to pay. We respect the medical needs of all people who come to our doors and the financial concerns of those with limited resources.

St. Elizabeth’s understands that patients with limited financial resources have the obligation and willingness to pay, but not always the ability to pay.

About the Financial Assistance Program

St. Elizabeth’s offers the Financial Assistance Program to all patients who show financial need. St. Elizabeth’s has designated funds to aid patients who are unable to pay their obligation in full. Eligibility requirements have been set for those who request financial assistance. The guidelines are not meant to discourage anyone from seeking treatment. But they are designed to ensure the hospital’s resources are used for the people who need them most and who are the least able to pay.


To Apply:

Visit the HSHS Financial Assistance Program website to fill out an application, or call the Illinois Single Billing Office at 1-877-636-2261. Return by deadline date. If help is needed, someone will be glad to assist you.
Please provide copies of the following items:
  • W2 withholding statements.
  • Most recent federal/state income tax forms.
  • Paycheck/Unemployment check stubs (past 3 months) or written statement of earnings from your employer (past 3 months).
  • Forms approving or denying Unemployment, Workers Compensation or Assistance from the Department of Public Aid.
  • Statement of annual benefits from Social Security.
  • Checking/savings account statements (past 3 months).
  • Other: letter explaining your situation.
Additional eligibility criteria may be available to you. For additional information, please contact the Illinois Single Billing Office at 1-877-636-2261.

Your Patient Account Representative can help you complete the form.

Eligibility Guidelines

Income guidelines for eligibility are adjusted annually based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and published periodically in the Federal Register.  These guidelines are subject to change without notice.

To view current guidelines, please visit our HSHS Financial Assistance Program web page and select the Financial Assistance Brochure for the Illinois Single Billing Office. 

If You Qualify

  • Applicant will be notified in writing that they are eligible and what amount of assistance has been allowed.
  • Adjustments will be made to bill and payment plan will be established on remaining balance, if one exists.
  • Applications will be held on file and will remain valid for six (6) months for future visits.

If You Do Not Qualify

Applicant will be sent a letter stating the reason for ineligibility along with an itemized statement.
  • Applicant must make financial arrangements to pay the enclosed statements with a patient account representative with ten (10) business days or the balance will be due within thirty (30) days.
  • Applicants are eligible to reapply for assistance if their financial situation changes by calling the Illinois Single Billing Office at 1-877-636-2261. for reevaluation of eligibility.
If you have any questions or concerns about your billing statement or you require financial assistance, please contact our Business Office.
Patient Account Representatives

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