St. Luke's Financial Assistance Program

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St. Luke's Financial Assistance Program

St. Luke’s is committed to providing financial assistance to persons who have health care needs and are uninsured, underinsured, ineligible for a government program, or otherwise unable to pay.

We are here to assist you if you are unable to pay all or part of your St. Luke’s medical bill and answer questions you may have regarding your bill.

St. Luke’s Hospital
218.249.5340 (866.303.5340)
St. Luke's Home Care
218.249.6111
St. Luke’s Clinics
218.249.6870
St. Luke's Hospice
218.249.6100

Program Guidelines

  • Must pertain to medically necessary care provided by St. Luke’s
  • Services not billed by St. Luke’s are not eligible for this program
  • Must pertain to services provided within the last 12 months
  • This is not an insurance program

Program Qualifications

  • Based on a sliding scale:
    • 100% discount if household income is less than 100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG)
    • 90% discount if household income is between 101% and 150% of FPG
    • 75% discount if household income is between 151% and 200% of FPG
    • Greater of amounts generally billed or 50% discount if household income is between 201% and 300% of FPG
  • The value of your assets is at or below $10,000 for a single person and $20,000 for a household of two or more
  • Application is completed, along with required documents
  • Eligibility is determined after reviewing your financial circumstances

How to Apply

There are three ways to receive a Financial Assistance Application:

  • Download an application: St. Luke's Financial Assistance Program Application
  • Call St. Luke’s at 218.249.5340 or 866.303.5340 and provide your mailing address
  • Pick up an application or receive help completing it from any clinic registration desk or the Financial Counselor Office (Room number: SLH-1W073),
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, 915 East First Street, First Floor, Duluth, MN 55805.

Billing Information

Before any medical appointment at St. Luke’s Hospital or St. Luke’s clinics, check with your insurance company for coverage requirements, including whether a referral or prior authorization is needed.

If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for Medical Assistance through your county or state.

St. Luke’s will bill your insurance for charges related to your visit. You will be billed for any remaining balance.

You will not be charged more than the amounts generally billed for emergent and medically necessary care.

If you are unable to pay the balance in full or have questions regarding your coverage, please contact a St. Luke’s representative.

St. Luke’s Hospital
218.249.5340 (866.303.5340)
St. Luke's Home Care
218.249.6111
St. Luke’s Clinics
218.249.6870
St. Luke's Hospice
218.249.6100

A collection agency may be used when balances go unpaid.


St. Luke's Billing and Collections Policy

St. Luke's Financial Assistance Program Policy

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