Gateway to Better Health is a temporary health care program for uninsured adults in St. Louis City and County. The program is designed to provide uninsured adults a bridge in care until they are able to enroll in health insurance coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act.
The program covers primary, specialty, and urgent care services for individuals up to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level.
“Before I had insurance through Gateway, I would not go to the doctor. Now that I do have insurance, I don’t have to be afraid to call and go to the doctor.”Gateway to Better Health Patient
In August 2020, Missouri voters approved Medicaid expansion!
Beginning October 1, 2021, Gateway to Better Health members will be reviewed for Medicaid coverage.
What does Medicaid expansion cover?
Check out the RHC’s CoverSTL for information on what this means for Gateway to Better Health patients and other residents across the state.
- What is Medicaid expansion in Missouri?
- Do I qualify for Medicaid now that it expanded?
- Ways to apply for Medicaid
- And getting free help to apply for Medicaid
Need help applying?
What do our Patients and Providers say?
93% of providers believe that the overall health of Gateway enrollees has improved since enrolling in Gateway.
94% of all patients would recommend their health center to family members or friends.
71% of patients reported improved overall physical health since enrolling in the Gateway program.
Since the implementation of the Gateway to Better Health program in 2012, the program has provided: