In response to worry about identity theft, the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) and other government agencies now require
hospitals and other organizations that issue "credit" by providing
services in advance of payment to have an Identity Theft Prevention
To make the program work, Lourdes will ask you to show us a
photo identification, or two other forms of identification and your
insurance information. We will ask for this each
time you come to the Hospital or any of our clinics for
services. Patient care will not be delayed due to lack of
identification. (Note: This does not apply to
The new system will be implemented on August 1, 2009.
We hope that this new process will be easy for you.
If you have any questions or concerns
regarding this new process,
please call 607-798-5335.