Medical costs often happen when you can least afford them. If you need financial assistance, the hospital will try to help you.
Patient and prospective patients have a right to request a personalized estimate from the hospital. You may request an itemized statement that will reflect your detailed charges for your hospital care.
Some doctors at Lakeside Medical Center do not work for the hospital. These doctors are in “Private Practice.” They will bill you directly. Private services are in addition to the hospital bill. Private services may be other doctors like the one who took your x-rays, the ER doctor, or the doctor who tested your kidneys, etc. The private bills must be paid to the doctor.
Different doctors have different contracts with insurance companies. Please check to make sure your private practice doctors are covered by your insurance company.