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Financial Assistance

Since 1958, McDonough District Hospital has been proud of its mission to provide accessible, cost effective, high quality care to the residents of McDonough and surrounding counties. In accordance with our mission, MDH accepts all patients for service without regard to race, color, creed or the ability to pay. An integral part of fulfilling this commitment is providing financial assistance programs to eligible patients without charge or at a reduced rate. As a result, McDonough District Hospital has available several programs to those in need.

Financial assistance is available for medically necessary hospital care provided to persons who meet the financial and documentation criteria. If you do not have health insurance or are concerned that you may not have enough insurance to cover the costs of your services, financial assistance may be available to you.

Financial assistance may include:

  • Helping you apply for Medicaid
  • Determining your eligibility for free healthcare services
  • Determining your eligibility for Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount (Illinois residents who meet certain income requirements may qualify for a discount on hospital services).
  • Determining eligibility for a reduction in the amount you owe for some services
  • Establishing a payment plan


Completing a Financial Assistance application will help McDonough District Hospital determine if you can receive free or discounted services, including the Illinois Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act or other public programs that can help pay for your healthcare. For Illinois Uninsured Patients, the maximum amount that may be collected in a 12 month period for healthcare services provided by the hospital is 20 percent of the patient's family income and is subject to the patient's eligibility under the Illinois Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act.

Through an interview process, our Financial Counselors can determine if you qualify. We will need to receive information from you about your job, income, resources, insurance coverage, family size, and other information to help determine the appropriate programs where you may qualify for assistance. A financial assistance application (click to download a copy) must be completed to determine your eligibility for assistance. Once downloaded, please print the form, fill it out completely and mail, along with a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 tax return and other supporting documents, to:

McDonough District Hospital
Financial Assistance Office
525 E. Grant
Macomb, IL 61455

We realize some of the questions we ask are sensitive, but it is necessary that we receive this information to help you. You have our commitment that we will respect you and your privacy during this process. For questions about your bill or financial assistance, call (309) 836-1528 or (309) 836-1529. All information will be kept confidential.

Please note: Be aware that you will continue to receive bills until your eligibility has been determined. Complaints or concerns with the uninsured patient discount application process or hospital financial assistance process may be reported to the Health Care Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General via or by calling (877) 305-5145.