Bridging the gap of financial uncertainty for our patients in need
Bridge Assistance is the PeaceHealth charity care program that provides medically necessary and preventive services for our patients at PeaceHealth facilities at a reduced cost or without charge when payment cannot be obtained through all other available financial resources.
Consideration for Bridge Assistance is a result of reviewing both financial and medical information related to the specific criteria long established for this program.
Elective cosmetic procedures and patients with other special situations are not eligible. Patients who reside outside PeaceHealth’s service area are not eligible for Bridge Assistance, except under the following circumstances:
- The medically-necessary service is not performed at a facility in the area where the patient resides;
- There is no facility that performs the service that is closer to the patient's
residence than a PeaceHealth facility; and
- The patient requires emergent services while visiting in PeaceHealth’s service area.
For complete information about Bridge Assistance, contact Patient Counseling Services.
After contacting our patient counseling services, submit a Bridge Assistance Application and Bridge Assistance Insert Form.
Return the forms, related to care and services at all PeaceHealth facilities to:
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Attention: Patient Financial Services
P.O. Box 1238
Bellingham, WA 98227-1238