If You Have Health Insurance…
If you have health insurance, we will need a copy of your identification
card. The Patient and Visitor Services office will call your insurance
company to verify eligibility and benefit coverage. They also will determine
whether prior authorization and/or pre-certification is required for your
hospitalization or surgery. Most commercial insurance companies require
the patient to notify them of a hospital admission. Our Patient and Visitor
Services office is here to assist you in this process. If you have questions
or concerns, please call them at 541-296-7215.
If You Are Covered by Medicare or Medicaid…
If you receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
will bill your insurance for you. Deductibles and co-payments are your
responsibility unless they are covered by a supplemental insurance plan.
If You Do Not Have Health Insurance…
If you do not have health insurance, please contact a patient accounts
representative at 541-296-7504 to discuss your payment options. Financial
assistance may be available under certain circumstances.
Your Hospital Bill
Your bill reflects all of the services you receive during your stay at
MCMC. Charges fall into two categories:
- A basic daily rate, which includes your room, meals, nursing care, housekeeping,
telephone and television, and
- Charges for special services, which may include physician-ordered services
such as X-rays, laboratory tests or surgical procedures.
If certain tests or treatments are performed during your stay, you may
receive bills from physicians you did not see in person. These fees are
for professional services involved in the diagnosis and interpretation
of your test results. Such specialists include radiologists, pathologists,
anesthesiologists and other physicians who perform these services and are
required to submit a bill separate from the hospital’s bill. If you have any questions regarding this, please call the number on your