Community Benefit & Charity Care

Across Ascension, we provide a healthcare safety net for millions of people who might otherwise go without healthcare – particularly those who are poor and uninsured.

Traditional charity care covers the cost of medical care provided to people who are unable to pay for services. Ascension’s commitment to charity care goes much further, ensuring every patient receives personalized care that meets their individual needs and unique personal circumstances, regardless of their ability to pay.  

Through our community benefit programs, Ascension provides access to medical care beyond the walls of our hospitals and directly to individuals who need it most. We work in the communities we serve to improve access to care, enhance the health of communities, advance medical or healthcare knowledge and relieve the burden on other community efforts. 

In delivering on our mission, we are dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.