Hospital Association Information
Who is a member?
Today, the association is officially incorporated as The American Legion Family Hospital Association. All members of The Minnesota American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and The Sons of The American Legion, are members of the association.
Revenue for carrying on the work of the association consists of donations received from Posts, Squadrons, and Units, memorial and personal donations, an annual silent auction, twenty five cents from membership dues and interest from investments. The American Legion Family Hospital Association is a 501C3 so gaming funds can be used to make a donation. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated to continue assisting members with unpaid medical bills.
All members of the association and their eligible dependents, regardless of their place of residence, are eligible for benefits provided by the association, provided they have been members in good standing for 36 months prior to application for assistance. By a dependent is meant one who receives his or her entire support from the member and is not eligible to belong to the American Legion, Auxiliary or The Son's of the American Legion.
Financial aid is available to all eligible members of the association for payment of medical bills incurred for services provided by any duly licensed medical facility provided the need for financial assistance has been determined.
Before applying to the association for aid, veterans should take advantage of the services offered them by the government at Veterans Hospitals. The member's dependents should make all possible use of other available medical assistance programs
The Association does not pay for the following:
1.) Transportation to and from the hospital (unless by ambulance)
2.) Hotel-Motel bills for anyone accompanying a patient unless an attendant is deemed necessary and authorized by the association.
3.) Telephone bills incurred by the patient.
4.) Personal services
5.) Hearing Aids
7.) Chiropractic services
8.) Dental work
9.) Medical supplies or prosthetics
How do I apply
Obtain an application one of 3 ways:
1.) Print the application from the web site (PDF) or
2.) Call Department Headquarters at 866-259-9163 or 651-291-1800 or
3.) Contact your Post or County Veterans Service Officer
Completing application process:
1.) Fill out the application completely
2.) Include copies of current medical bills
3.) Give provider written permission to discuss your medical bills with the Association by signing and dating the application
4.) Mail the completed application and copies of medical bills to the address on the application