Saint Peter’s Healthcare System to Waive Co-Pays for Furloughed Employees

January 25, 2019

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System to Waive Co-Pays for Furloughed Employees
New Brunswick, N.J.: Saint Peter’s Healthcare System announced today that it will waive certain co-pays and deductibles for furloughed federal government employees and their dependents, effective immediately and will continue until the furlough end date. The waiver will apply to outpatient emergency services at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick and related ambulatory care facilities. Furloughed federal employees must show their government identification to qualify for the waiver, and must also sign a certification attesting to eligibility and financial hardship.
“These are challenging times for our community residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the partial government shutdown,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, interim CEO and president of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “As a member of this community driven by a Catholic mission of serving those in need, we must support our neighbors in ensuring that they have access to emergency medical care as they manage the day-to-day activities of their life.”
The shutdown impacts approximately 800,000 federal employees including about 5,000 New Jersey residents.
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About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and state-designated children’s hospital and regional perinatal center; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees outpatient facilities, including  the CARES Surgicenter; and Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physician practices. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical Health and Sciences. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit or call 732-745-8600.

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