Health care options for the uninsured or under-insured

Due to ever-rising costs, it has become increasingly difficult for individuals and families to access primary medical care. This causes many to wait until there is an emergency before accessing medical services. Unfortunately, emergency care is significantly more costly than preventative care. 

Our Health Systems Navigators at the St. Joseph Health Care Trust strive to connect the uninsured and under-insured to health care services at the primary care level in order to detect and treat illnesses at the earliest stages. In addition, we also connect clients to prevention and health education services to help prevent disease and share information that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

The Vision:

To continue the ministry of the St. Joseph Hospital in providing health care for those who cannot afford services, especially the young and elderly of our community.

The Mission:

To promote a healthier community by increasing access to medical care and increasing opportunities for health education.

St. Joseph Health Care Trust partners with parishes and community-based organizations to offer medical services to low income, uninsured or under insured individuals and families. Services include:

  • Direct medical assistance
  • Vision services
  • Dental services
  • Counseling (through approved providers)
  • Durable medical goods
  • Preventative health care
  • Health screenings
  • Health fairs
  • Pharmaceutical assistance
  • Health education
  • Health systems navigation

Spanish-speaking staff members are available. Other language needs can be accommodated.

To promote good stewardship of resources and remain true to the legacy of St. Joseph Hospital, the Trust is committed to collaborating with community partners in providing the best medical options for our clients.

  Service Criteria 

  This program offers services to uninsured and under-insured individuals and families
  residing in one of the 28 counties of the Diocese of Fort Worth, whose income falls at
  or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.


  Clients are asked to financially contribute toward the cost of services. A minimum
  co-payment of $10 is required. The co-payment may be higher depending on the type of
  service and client income. Fees for dental services are based on each type of procedure.