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Financial Assistance Policy -
Plain Language Summary

As a part of its mission, Willis-Knighton Health System (WKHS) provides financial assistance to patients who have healthcare needs and are uninsured, underinsured, ineligible for government programs, or otherwise unable to pay. The Willis-Knighton Health System Financial Assistance Policy provides eligible patients partially or fully discounted hospital care.

If you are not currently enrolled in a government program, our staff can help determine if you might qualify for assistance from the programs available and assist with the enrollment process.

How to Apply For Financial Assistance 

In order to determine eligibility for financial assistance, we will need a completed Financial Assistance Application and documentation to support household income and family size. A copy of the Financial Assistance Policy and Financial Assistance Application can be obtained at no cost by visiting our website: www.wkhs.com/FA, contacting the Business Office at (318) 212-4030 or (318) 212-5030 or by visiting one of our Business Office locations between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Completed applications may be mailed to: 

Willis-Knighton Health System
P. O. Box 32600
Shreveport, LA 71130-2600

Applications may be picked up or taken to the Business Office at any of the following locations:

Determination of Financial Assistance Eligibility

Willis-Knighton Health System will use the current federal poverty guidelines to determine patient’s eligibility to receive financial assistance. Individuals qualifying for financial assistance will not be charged more than the average generally billed for emergency or other medically necessary care. Patients whose family income is 200% or less of the federal poverty guideline will be eligible for fully discounted charges. Patients whose family income exceeds 200% but no more than 400% of the federal poverty guideline are eligible to receive financial assistance equal to 67% of charges.