(STOCKTON, CA, October 15, 2021) – St. Joseph’s Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center provided more than $47 million in patient financial assistance and community benefit programs in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).
St. Joseph’s offers a comprehensive approach to improve community health, including financial assistance for those unable to afford medical necessary care, a range of prevention and health improvement programs conducted by the hospital alongside community partners, and investments in efforts that address the social determinants of health.
In FY21, St. Joseph’s provided $46 million in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. In addition, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center provided $1 million.
In addition to the community health improvement services and other community benefit programs St. Joseph’s provides, St. Joseph’s also offers financial assistance for medically necessary hospital services to patients who meet certain criteria. More information about Dignity Health’s Financial Assistance Policy, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found online on the St. Joseph’s Medical Center and the St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center websites.