Our office provides financial assistance to people and families who meet certain income requirements. You may qualify for financial assistance based on your family size and income, even if you have health insurance. Assistance is awarded if you meet the financial assistance guidelines which includes your household income is less than the federal poverty level.
If you have been approved for financial assistance by St. Michael Medical Center (SMMC), please provide a copy of your approval letter to our office. If your dates of service at Digestive Disease & Endoscopy Center, LLC (DDEC), fall between the dates approved on your letter, our office will honor St. Michael’s decision and translate its decision to your bill with DDEC.
What does financial assistance cover?
Financial assistance covers services provided by Digestive Disease & Endoscopy Center, LLC. Financial assistance does not cover services provided by other organizations.
In order for your application to be processed, you must:
- Provide us information about your family; fill in the number of family members in your household (family includes people related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together)
- Provide us information about your family’s gross monthly income (income before taxes and deductions)
- Provide documentation for family income and declare assets
- Attach additional information if needed, for example, letters of support to validate your information
- Sign and date the form
During the application process you may receive bills until we get your information.