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Indigent/Charity & Financial Assistance

Beauregard Health System (BHS), formerly Beauregard Memorial Hospital, is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Emergency medical care is provided to everyone, regardless of ability to pay or lack of insurance coverage. Financial assistance is available to help eligible patients who cannot afford to pay for their essential healthcare services.

Our financial counselor can help you understand if you qualify for Medicaid or other low-income programs offered by the State. Once it is determined you do not qualify, the hospital will assist you with the BHS Charity Care and Financial Assistance Program.

You may be eligible for help with your medical bills if you are uninsured and have a low income. Participation in the program is voluntary and based on household income. Eligible families that have incomes below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level will receive a 100 percent charity income. If your household income is between 200 to 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, a sliding scale will be used to calculate your reduction of charity income. Household income at or greater than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level qualifies for a 52 percent reduction of charity income.

The following documents are required to apply for the Indigent/Charity Care program listed above:

  • Proof of income for the last 30 days (pay stubs, Social Security award letter, etc.).
  • Last filed federal income tax return.
  • Copy of a Medicaid denial letter.

If you need help paying your BHS hospital bills, please fill out an application. Applications can be found below. If you have questions or need help, please contact our Financial Counselor at 337.462.8502.

Indigent/Charity & Financial Assistance Policy & Procedure

Application for Indigent/Charity & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Policy Plain Language Summary