Financial Assistance

Brookings Health System provides care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Even if you are uninsured or underinsured, Brookings Health System will treat you with dignity and respect.

Please let us know if you think you may have problems paying your bill. Our Patient Account Analysts can discuss billing options, including payment plans, government programs, and financial assistance. Contact our Patient Account Analysts at (605) 696-8030.

If you do not qualify for government programs, you may qualify for our Financial Assistance program. Assistance levels range from 25 to 90 percent reduction in your outstanding balance depending on your demonstrated financial need.

To apply for Financial Assistance:

  1. Contact a Patient Account Analyst at (605) 696-8030.
  2. Fill out the Financial Assistance form and e-mail it to FinancialAssistance@brookingshealth.org or mail it to:
    Brookings Health System 
    Attn: Financial Services
    300 22nd Ave.
    Brookings, SD 57006 
  3. Include your two most recent paystubs and two most recent tax returns.

Financial Assistance is provided on a sliding scale based upon verifiable total household income as a percentage of the federal poverty level (FPL) guideline. Please refer to the following tables:

Income Based Discount

Annual Family Income Minimum Discount
175% or less of FPL 90%
176-225% 75%
226-275% 50%
276-325% 25%
326% or above FPL 0%

 

2017 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Number in Family 175% 225% 275% 325%
1 $20,790 $26,730 $32,670 $38,610
2 $28,035 $36,045 $44,055 $52,065
3 $35,280 $45,360 $55,440 $65,520
4 $42,525 $54,675 $66,825 $78,975
5 $49,770 $63,990 $78,210 $92,430
6 $57,015 $73,305 $89,595 $105,885
7 $64,278 $82,643 $101,008 $119,373
8 $71,588 $92,003 $112,448 $132,893

 

If you have any questions about your bill or your ability to pay, please call (605) 696-8030.