Our Billing Policies

We continually strive to contain costs, while maintaining our commitment to excellence in medical care, by ensuring that every appropriate effort is made to collect money owed to the hospital for services provided.

Patients are responsible for the charges incured for services received. However, to assist patients in meeting their financial obligations, St. Anthony's Medical Center will bill their health insurance carrier(s) for them, as long as a valid ID card and/or information regarding insurance coverage is presented at the time of registration.

St. Anthony's Medical Center accepts assignments of benefits and maintains an active follow-up program with all insurance carriers. Insurance is billed as a courtesy to the patient and the patient remains responsible for contacting their insurance carrier to ensure prompt payment of their accounts. Patients should contact their insurance carrier if payment has not been made within 45 days. Accounts with delinquent balances or without adequate payment arrangements may be forwarded to a collection agency or attorney.

At a patient's request, a detailed bill may be provided. The hospital will send periodic statements to the patient or responsible party in an effort to keep them informed about the status of all open accounts.

Please contact St. Anthony's Patient Accounts department at 314-525-4747 or patientbilling@samcstl.org for more details.