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Financial Resources for Patients and Families


MO HealthNet

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) provides health care access to low income individuals that are elderly, disabled, members of families with dependent children, low-income children, uninsured children, pregnant women, refugees, or children in state custody.

How can I apply for MO HealthNet?

  • Online at
  • At your Family Support Division (FSD) County office
  • When you are admitted, a member of the financial counseling staff can assist you with the application.

When will I know if I am approved?
You will receive a letter from the Department of Social Services letting you know if you are eligible or not. It is very important to turn in all verification documentation requested by the caseworker within the required time frame.

Please note that when applying for MO HealthNet (Medicaid) disability, you will be required to apply for social security disability too.


Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides aid to people who are unable to achieve gainful employment due to a permanent disabling condition. Individuals who believe that they qualify for social security disability can get disability benefits by submitting an initial application for disability benefits:



Medicare is health insurance for:

  • People 65 or older
  • People under 65 with certain disabilities
  • People of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant)

Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) - Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and home health care.

Medicare Part B (medical insurance) - Helps cover doctors' and other health care providers' services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and home health care. Helps cover some preventive services. (Most people pay a monthly Medicare Part B premium.)

Note: If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for help paying your Medicare Part B and/or prescription drug coverage costs. You can apply for help at your county FSD office. If you have Medicare questions you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


Additional community resources and assistance programs

MU Financial Counseling Service put together a large list of additional community resources and assistance programs.

Financial Counseling Services

Financial counselors are available to let you know how much you may be responsible to pay for your care. If you do not have health insurance and will be unable to pay for your care, then we will help you explore options and assist you in completing the applications to get the assistance you need.

University Hospital and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Local: (573) 884-9900
Toll-free: (866) 608-8025
Fax: (573) 884-2294

Women’s and Children’s Hospital
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (573) 875-9269
Fax: (573) 875-5531

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (573) 884-8475
Fax: (573) 884-5531

Customer Service Department
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
For Customer Service, call:
Local: (573) 884-3300, Option 1
Toll-free: (800) 877-2372