Medical Billing and Coding School


As one of the leading medical billing and coding schools in the Midwest, Saint Louis College of Health Careers has been assisting career-minded students with their education, certification and ultimate employment in their chosen field for 30 years.

In choosing the medical billing and coding school that’s right for you, consider the benefits of attending Saint Louis College of Health Careers:

  • Great technical instruction in a hands-on classroom environment. Our technology and teaching methods are up-to-date and include online courses as an alternative to a classroom setting.
  • Speedy certification from the time you enroll. You’ll be out of school in less than a year and seeking work in your new field, performing rewarding, interesting work in pleasant surroundings for good pay and benefits.
  • Assistance in your job search once you are certified. SLCHC’s close relationship with many healthcare employers in the Saint Louis area gives our job placement services counselor insight into employment possibilities. You’ll also learn basic skills to land a job such as writing an effective resume and how to interview successfully.
  • Help with financing. Grants, loans and scholarships are available through a variety of sources – such as the federal government - to pay for your education. Saint Louis College of Health Careers’counselors will help you try to obtain financing, although there is no guarantee money will be available. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information or call the college at 314-652-0300 or 636-529-0000.

What a Medical Billing and Coding School Teaches


A medical billing and coding specialist performs a valuable role in a medical office, hospital, clinic, or healthcare organization by managing the health information of patients. Services such as diagnoses and procedures are assigned codes and recorded for billing by the specialist.

Communication with physicians and other health care providers and patients is very important in this job, as is knowledge of various insurance programs such as those provided by Medicaid and Medicare.

SLCHC was founded in 1981 by college educators who wanted to fill the void in technical training for health care positions such as licensed practical nurses and medical office administrators. Many employers were forced to train employees on the job at the same time their need to fill these positions grew. Much-needed formal classroom and clinical training was absent.

The answer was a medical billing and coding school that could produce certified professionals in the booming health care field with quality technical instruction and training. SLCHC is fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. Our health care students come from all areas around St. Louis, including Fenton, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Clayton, Manchester, Baldwin, Mehlville, Arnold, Maryland Heights, University City, East St. Louis, FairviewHeights, Jennings, MO.

If you’re interested in attending one of the premier medical billing and coding schools in the St. Louis area, fill out the contact or application forms on the right side of this page, or call St. Louis College of Health Careers at 866-529-2070. Using the “chat live” feature at the top of the page will also connect you with a representative of the college who can answer any questions you may have.


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