Now offering online bill payment
For your convenience, you can now pay your bill online. This service allows you to make a payment quickly and securely.
St. Joseph's Area Health Services makes every effort to simplify the billing process. Through our online bill payment system you can:
- Pay your bill online by credit card or check. (Simply log in with your name, account number, and date of service as it appears on your most recent statement.)
- Find contact information and addresses for all your billing needs.
- Review financial assistance information and payment options.
- E-mail with your inquiries.
Billing and Insurance
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services is committed to providing an optimum level of patient care at a reasonable cost. We believe this objective can best be attained through sound fiscal management.
Your hospital stay may consist of three separate facility bills:
- St. Joseph’s Area Health Services for your care;
- Essentia Health, Erickson Medical Clinic, for your physician, radiologist and/or pathologist, or St. Paul Radiology for your radiologist;
- Anesthesia Care Team if your service required anesthesia.
Spirit of Caring
As a Catholic health care provider and tax-exempt organization, we are called to meet the needs of the people who seek our care regardless of their ability to pay for services provided. Our Spirit of Caring program is defined as a program to provide charity care to patients without expectation of payment for those services. Charity care may be provided to those who are uninsured as well as to those who are under-insured.
Self-paying (uninsured) accounts
Payment is requested prior to or at the time that your outpatient or inpatient services are rendered. If payment arrangements are not made at discharge, or the day services are rendered, receipt of your first billing requires payment in full.
Minnesota residents who are uninsured and have a household annual income below $125,000 will receive a 36.5 percent discount. This amount is subject to annual updates.
Out of state residents will be offered a Prompt Pay Discount if the account is paid in full within 30 days of the bill date.
Payment arrangements may be considered by contacting our Financial Counselor, Brinn Krabbenhoft, at 218-616-3030.
Known co-pays and/or deductibles will be required at the time of outpatient services for those patient that have furnished us with a copy of their Medicare, HMO, Blue Cross, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, commercial insurance or other third party payer insurance card.
Claims will be submitted shortly after hospital services are completed as a service for our patients. Known co-pays and/or deductibles will be required prior to or at the time of discharge.
Regardless of the type of insurance patients may have, ultimate responsibility for a hospital bill rests with the patient. If insurance carriers do not make payment within 60 days following the date insurance is filed, the account will become patient's responsibility and payment in full will be required.
Our credit/collections representative is available to help with your questions or concerns. Call Ext. 3030 if calling within the hospital or 218-616-3030. For your convenience, we also accept payment with Visa, Master Card or Discover.