Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) understands that paying for emergency and/or medically necessary medical care can be difficult, particularly for patients who lack health insurance. As part of our ongoing commitment to our patients, CHI works hard to help our patients address their financial responsibilities in a way that is fair and sensitive to their circumstances. We have instituted a program designed specifically to help those who find themselves in financial distress.
The CHI Financial Assistance Policy (available in multiple languages) applies to uninsured/underinsured patients who come to our facilities for treatment. This policy provides financial relief to patients who qualify based on a comparison of their financial resources and/or income to Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program is designed specifically for non-elective care patients whose household financial resources and/or income are at or below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
To qualify for any assistance, uninsured/underinsured patients will be asked to complete a CHI Financial Assistance Application (available in multiple languages) which includes information relating to household income and expenses.
We are committed to working with our patients to establish an appropriate payment plan based on the amount due and the patient's financial status.
Ready to take the next step?
Complete the application and submit it to Medical Eligibility and Counseling Services (MECS) at the address listed below:
CHI St. Alexius Health
ATTN: EES - Financial Assistance Center
P.O. Box 660872
Dallas, TX 75266-0872
Amount Generally Billed
If you qualify for partial support from CommonSpirit Health, learn the amounts generally billed/reimbursed for services at CommonSpirit Health hospitals.
At your request, a copy of the Financial Assistance Policy and an application form will be mailed to you at no charge. These documents are also available in the Emergency Room and admissions areas of the hospital.
For more information, to receive a free copy of these documents, to request a free copy of these documents translated into a language not described, or if you have questions regarding our policy or applications(s), please contact one of our Patient Advocates:
Bismarck 844.286.5546, email CHIFA@coniferhealth.com or visit the Patient Access department at our 10th Street Entrance
Devils Lake 701.662.9656 or 844.286.5546
Garrison 701.463.2275 or 701.463.2245
Turtle Lake 701.448.2331
Williston 701.774.7055 or 701.774.7063
If you or a loved one has battled cancer, been uninsured or underinsured, or received a voucher for an expensive medication, a little - known drug discount program probably helped you from behind the scenes.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program created by the Federal government in 1992 allows certain hospitals - most often critical access hospitals -to obtain discounted prices on covered outpatient medications from drug manufacturers. Learn more about the CHI St. Alexius Health locations that have this program by clicking on a location below.
If you are not interested in applying for financial assistance but simply need information about how to pay your bill, click here.