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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to eligible patients who cannot afford to pay for their healthcare services. Eligibility is determined by family income, size and other factors. Patients whose gross family income is at or below 500% of the federal poverty guidelines for their family size will be eligible for free or reduced care and will not be charged more than 25% of gross charges. More information regarding this calculation is available in the full financial assistance policy below or you can call (337) 494-3265 to obtain a copy. Financial assistance is always considered secondary to all other sources of coverage.

Financial Assistance Policy English

Política de Ayuda Financiera

UCC (financial assistance) Application in English

UCC (financial assistance) Application in Spanish

Family Income Guidelines

To qualify for Financial Assistance your gross family income must be at or below:

Family Size Monthly Income
Full Coverage/Partial Coverage
1 $2,139/$5,331
2 $2,888/$7,199
3 $3,638/$9,068
4 $4,390/$10,942
5 $5,139/$12,810
6 $5,889/$14,679
7 $6,641/$16,553
8 $7,390/$18,421

*Amounts are based on the 2020 FPG and are subject to change.
Our staff is ready to assist you. Please call the Business Office at (337) 494-3265.

What To Do Now

You have the option of printing the application at the links above or an application can also be mailed to you by calling one of the numbers listed above.

To complete the financial assistance application (UCC) you will need the following documents:

  • One month’s verification of income for all household income
  • Copy of your previous year tax return
  • Copy of photo ID for the person responsible for the account
  • If unemployed, a letter of support
  • Social security cards for all individuals that are part of the household
  • Copies of all outstanding medical bills (for individuals who do not qualify for 100% UCC)

Patients who are covered under Medicare are also required to provide the following:

  • Documentation of assets
  • Documentation of liabilities and expenses
  • Most current statement for checking and savings accounts

Programs

Our Financial Counselors are also able to assist in applications for the following programs:

  • Children's Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Indigent Program
  • Crime Victims
  • CMS 1011
  • Financial Discount Program
  • Out of State Medicaid Programs
  • Social Security Disability
  • QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Medicaid
  • Veterans (VA) / Millennium Bill

Our staff is ready to assist you. Please call the Business Office at (337) 494-3265 with any questions you my have.