St. Nicholas Healthcare Payment Assistance Program provides assistance to uninsured working adults in our community by helping pay for basic healthcare needed to stay healthy and employed. Assistance is available for primary care, prescription medicine, dental care, prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids. Clients must live and/or work in the counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken and Massac (IL). Eligible individuals receive services from approved St. Nick program partners.
We have been serving as a healthcare safety net for the working uninsured since 1994. We are supported 100% through community donations – we receive no government support. St. Nick is the only 501c3 public charity in our area committed to helping working adults who earn too much to qualify for government programs but cannot afford to purchase insurance or pay out-of-pocket for the care they need. Our goal is to help working adults stay well so they can continue working to support themselves and avoid utilizing public assistance programs. Our program does not duplicate services offered by any other social service nonprofit in the area.