What is financial assistance?
Financial assistance is free or discounted care to those who cannot afford to pay for their Winona Health medical bills. Winona Health understands that there will be circumstances where financial assistance may be the safety net our patients need to access healthcare in a timely manner.
What are the funding sources for the financial assistance program?
The financial assistance program is funded through the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund and through internal Winona Health resources. The Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund was established by Ben Miller, a community philanthropist, in the mid-1980s. To this day, the Miller family, as well as local and national businesses and community members, contribute to the fund to assist area residents with their healthcare needs. Since its establishment, the fund has provided more than $3.4 million in assistance to community members.
Who is eligible for the financial assistance program?
Anyone receiving services at Winona Health who has minimal coverage and meets the income/asset guidelines may be eligible for free or reduced cost care. Applicants must complete a screening process and meet the eligibility requirements for the program. The Winona Health financial assistance program is not intended to be used as an insurance policy and is not meant to replace benefits that are, or could be, received from government-supported programs such as Medicaid. Winona Health is committed to educating our patients and staff about this program and strives for early identification of those who may be eligible.
Download the financial assistance policy overview.
How do I apply for the financial assistance program?
Download a financial assistance application form. Return the completed form to: Winona Health Services, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 5600, Winona, MN 55987. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Winona Health Business Office at 507.457.4488.
Application forms can also be picked up at the cashier’s office located inside main entrance of clinic, or you may contact the office by calling 507.457.4488 or toll free at 877.201.3731.
You may be asked to apply for medical assistance to qualify for the financial assistance program. To apply for your state’s medical assistance programs, please click on a state link below: