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St. Joseph Hospital Gastroenterology

Insurance and Billing

St. Joseph Hospital Gastroenterology accepts most major insurance plans and will submit claims to your insurance carrier. 
Please bring your insurance ID card to every appointment. Co-pays are due at the time of service.

As all insurance plans differ, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the guidelines of your plan regarding prior authorization and referral requirements. Additionally, routine services such as physical examinations may not be covered by all plans. It is your responsibility to know and understand your insurance plan's requirements and covered services.

St. Joseph Hospital Gastroenterology is a provider based physician practice, also known as hospital outpatient department.  Under this model, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that we bill services in two parts: one for the facility charge and one for the professional or facility fee.  As a Medicare beneficiary, you will receive two (2) Explanation of Benefits (EOB) summary notices. If you have insurance other than Medicare, you will continue to receive one bill with both the professional fee and the facility fee incorporated into that one bill.

Please note, should you require laboratory and/or radiology services, in addition to your office visit, you will receive a separate bill/ statement for these services rendered.


If you have questions regarding office charges and the billing process, please contact our billing office staff at 603-578-5008.

Free Care

Free care is available for patients who qualify. If your family's income is less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, you may qualify for assistance with all or a portion of your self-pay balance. You may inquire about this program before you arrive or at the time of registration. You may also inquire after receiving your statement. Free Care Application >>