Achieving zero health disparities through community and health system partnerships across St. Louis

A National Model for Health Care

Following the closure of the last public hospital in St. Louis, the region faced a fiscal crisis jeopardizing the St. Louis health care safety net. The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) was formed in 2001 to ensure the financial stability of the safety net and develop an integrated health system that continues to support uninsured and vulnerable patients across the community.

Read more about the RHC’s history.

Upcoming Events

  • Community Advisory Board Meeting

    RHC Community Advisory Board members meet monthly to provide direct input to the RHC’s work.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. These meetings are open…

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:30 am - 10:00 am Zoom
  • Commission Monthly Board Meeting

    The Regional Health Commission is an appointed body of individuals dedicated to ensuring the financial sustainability of the health care safety net in St. Louis, developing and…

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am Zoom
  • Patient Advisory Board Meeting

    RHC Patient Advisory Board members meet monthly to advise and shape the RHC’s work.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. These meetings are open to…

    Monday, August 22, 2022 9:30 am - 11:30 am Zoom
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Gateway to Better Health Impact

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Missouri Medicaid Application Wait Times

Missouri Medicaid Application Wait Times

In August 2020, Missouri voters approved Medicaid expansion, making more than 200,000 Missourians eligible to receive healthcare coverage under Medicaid. However, since its approval, significant backlogs in application processing have prevented Missouri residents from receiving care — as of June 2022, over 58,000 Missourians had pending Medicaid applications. Although federal guidelines require Medicaid applications to…

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