Bridging the Healthcare Gap
If you earn more than the threshold requires you to qualify for Medicaid and still don't have enough funds to be able to afford private health insurance, then you are in what we call the "Healthcare Gap". We have developed a number of solutions which do not require insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, which are easily and affordably accessed.
“In states that haven’t expanded Medicaid, the coverage gap prevents the [Affordable Care Act] from working as intended – and the burden is not felt just by impoverished, uninsured residents. It’s shared by hospitals, businesses, state budgets, and residents who have private insurance.” –healthinsurance.org
Even if you do have insurance but your copay or deductibles are too high, you qualify too!
Our centers never turn away those don't have Medicaid. Other clinics have both privately and publicly stated their reasons for turning away those using Medicaid with, "Medicaid doesn't pay enough" or "Medicaid doesn't pay quick enough" among other dubious “reasons”.
We don't buy those excuses. Let's follow the facts: If the clinic's staffing is a sunk cost, it shouldn't matter how low Medicaid pays. Plus, in our experience, Medicaid often pays faster than most commercial insurers. And even if they didn’t, it’s still about doing the right thing.
By voting with your dollars to facilities that believe in people before profit, facilities like 24/7 Healthcare, patients who can afford private insurance can feel good about supporting a clinic that accepts Medicaid.
My hopes are that we can share this information and persuade those Medicaid-rejecting clinics to see the error of their ways. Maybe it'll help the patients with commercial insurance who these clinics crave after, make a decision to only go to a place that treats all humans equally.
Moreover, why go to a clinic that attempts to extract every penny it can out of its patients when there are clinics that genuinely want to help people with the highest quality treatment and facilities? Regardless of your financial wealth, we want to see all out patients prosper.
Call any urgent care company you like and ask them a simple question, "Do you accept Medicaid?" That'll tell you all you need to know.
Let's stand together as a community, end the cherry-picking, and build a better experience for all.
CONCUSSION & SPORT'S INJURY
We're committed to evaluating and managing patients with injuries and concussions using a comprehensive and time-tested approach.
Our sports clinic offers concussion and other sports injury evaluations and management through a collaborative team effort made up of primary care sports medicine physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-psychologists, certified athletic trainers, vestibular therapists, radiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and researchers, all dedicated to patient recovery. We are closely affiliated with specialists at Saint Louis University and SSM but we are fiercely independent and have excellent relationships with every hospital system in Saint Louis.
Our sports clinic teams accept appointments on the following days at our locations:
Use this patient checklist and refer to the additional resources, from the Cleveland Clinic.
ACCIDENT & PERSONAL INJURY
Even "fender-benders" can cause hidden injuries that can develop into pain, headaches, and arthritis. Even worse, most people who have been involved in an auto accident may not even know that they've been hurt.
When someone's been hurt in an accident, they need to be examined before they may settle with the insurance company but often times, accident victims don’t notice their symptoms until days or weeks after the accident. Victims can sometimes find themselves settling cases with insurance companies too quickly.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, even a minor injury, we recommend being examined and provided with treatment options including chiropractic services. Car accident victims are often left with spinal misalignment, pinched nerves, and muscle spasms. That is why it is so important to get examined after an accident. Don't go another day living in pain!
Did you know Missouri drivers now have only 14 days to seek medical attention after the accident has occurred in order to receive Personal Injury Protection medical benefits?
We have over [number] years of experience working with claims adjusters and insurance companies and completing their required reports and documentation. Come to us and we'll manage all the paperwork so that your claim is handled conveniently - and usually with no out-of-pocket expenses to you.
Please call us at 314.932.1213 for a free auto accident consultation.
Let us answer your questions regarding our services. The STL Accident & Personal Injury Centers in Saint Louis are here to help you in every step of the way so that you can focus on getting better.