Stewart Memorial Community Hospital is committed to providing necessary hospital care and treatment to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Any patient who has received services and who falls below certain income and asset limits may be eligible for hospital care free of charge, or at a reduction of our established charges.
No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.
The Hospital uses the poverty income guidelines issued by the Community Service Administration as a basis for eligibility criteria for discounted care. These guidelines are adjusted annually based on increases in the consumer price index. Support to grant financial assistance must be fully documented in our files.
For more information about the Financial Assistance Program, send an email or call (712) 464-4206.
Click the links below for our Financial Assistance Program guidelines, to print the application. Please print, complete and return to the business office with documentation.
Clinic & Emergency Department Financial Assistance Policy
Hospital Financial Assistance Policy
Financial Assistance Application
Asistencia Para Completar la Solicitud
SMCH Collection Policy