Deaconess Health System treats all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, for emergent and medically necessary care. If you know that you will be unable to pay your medical bills, contact the Patient Financial Services team immediately. Our staff will work with you to create a plan that fits your situation.
We offer financial assistance to low-income individuals and families, in addition to no-interest payment plans. We can usually work with patients to prevent bills going to collections or beyond, but you must contact us. We can’t help you if we don’t know you need help.
To be considered for financial assistance, please complete and submit an application (with requested attachments). Processing your application make take 10-14 days. If additional information is needed or your balances are currently in a Commerce Bank repayment plan, additional processing time will be needed.
During the financial counseling process we will figure out if you qualify for health insurance coverage through federal or state programs such as Medicaid. If you are eligible for one of these programs, we will ask that you apply for coverage. Our team at The Wellfund will reach out to you. They can be reached at 812-450-2124
if you have any questions on applying for coverage.
To learn more, contact the Financial Assistance team at 812-450-3435
. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM (CST), excluding major holidays and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Your application may be completed and returned in several ways:
Download the fillable application and type your information directly on the form. This will allow you to sign electronically. Save the completed form to your documents. You will then be able to return the form, proof of income, and other necessary documents as attachments via email to Financial.Assistance@deaconess.com.
Mail or Fax
Download and print the application. Fill the application out complete with black ink only, writing as much detail as possible. Mail the form, proof of income, and other necessary documents to Deaconess Financial Assistance, PO Box 3366, Evansville, IN 47732-3366 or fax to 812-450-5261.