Basic Daily Charge
The basic daily charge, which begins the day you are admitted, includes room, meals, the availability of our medical staff, and nursing care. Depending on the length of your stay, there is no charge for the day you are discharged.
Your account will also reflect separate charges for care and services not included in the basic daily charge, including:
- Laboratory tests
- Special examinations (X-ray or EKG)
- Special medical supplies
- Use of operating and labor/delivery/recovery rooms
- Blood transfusions • Anesthesia supplies
- Pediatric attending at delivery
Based on information from your health care provider, we try to verify your insurance coverage before you are admitted. You are responsible for following your policy. Some policies want to pre-approve or certify all hospitalizations or require that you call when you are admitted. If you do not follow the policy rules, your insurance company may not pay your bills. If you are admitted for an emergency, a financial counselor will contact you during your stay to make the necessary arrangements.
Many insurance plans apply your co-payments and deductibles, or exclude coverage of certain services for you or your baby. In such cases, a financial counselor will contact you about your financial responsibility. You are expected to make advance payment based on your estimated responsibility for things that are not covered by your insurance plan.
You may qualify for full or partial free care based on your income. If you have questions about payments, call our financial counselors weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to