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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Town Hall and Educational Roundtable: Medicaid and Reproductive Health

    About this event The RHC alongside its partners Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM), St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), Behavioral Health Network of Greater St….

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UMSL Millennium Student Center
    17 Arnold B Grobman Drive
    St. Louis, MO
  • 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, October 24, 2022 9:30 am - 11:30 am Zoom
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See What We're Working On

See What We're Working On

Gateway to Better Health Impact

$ 0 Annual funding secured to provide primary and specialty care services across the region
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0 Uninsured St. Louis patients served through the Gateway to Better Health Program since 2012
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RHC Blog

The 2022 Access to Care Data Book is now available!

The 2022 Access to Care Data Book is now available!

ST. LOUIS, August 15, 2022 —  As part of our mission to improve the health of uninsured citizens in St. Louis City and County, the RHC produces an annual “Access to Care” data book to review community-wide progress toward strengthening the health care safety net system in the region.  Download the 2022 Access to Care…

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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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