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Pricing Estimates and Information - Uninsured Patients

West Hills Hospital offers many forms of financial relief for patients without healthcare insurance (the "uninsured") needing emergent or non-elective services.


Services & Pricing


Financial Counselor

First, we have financial counselors on hand to evaluate your eligibility for various Local and State Programs, including County Assistance and Medicaid.


Charity Discount Policy

West Hills Hospital has a Charity Discount Policy that provides free hospital care for patients who have received non-elective care, do not meet the qualifications for Medicaid and whose income is less than 200% (in most cases) of the Federal Poverty Level. In order to qualify for this free care, you must complete a Financial Assistance Application and provide some documents to support your income. To access our full Charity Discount Policy, click here.


Get Covered America™

The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) allows you to compare health insurance plans and prices side by side and choose the one that fits your needs and your budget. Best of all, financial help is available. Please visit our Get Covered America™ page for more information.


Uninsured Discount Policy

For patients who do not meet the Charity Discount Policy criteria and will be expected to pay for services out of pocket, West Hills Hospital offers a managed care-like discount. All Uninsured patients (excluding those receiving cosmetic procedures and certain "package" procedures) will be given an Uninsured Discount. To access our full Uninsured Discount Policy, click here. All pricing estimates posted below already reflect the hospital's uninsured discount.


Payment

Similar to your visits to your physician's office, we expect payment at time of service. If you are ineligible for Medicaid or Charity and cannot pay your entire estimated bill, we will work with you to set up monthly payment arrangements. If, after your services are received, any additional payment is due, we will send you information about any amount you may still owe. We accept major credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.

Advanced Estimates...

More detailed pricing information is available. If our estimated pricing information does not appear to cover your service, or if you feel you will have complicating factors requiring a more detailed query, you may call our representatives for a good faith estimate at 1-818-676-4188.

Prior To Your Call

Prior to your call, please contact your physician's office to get the specific diagnosis or procedure description.

When you call our Service Center, please have the following information available, so that we can provide you with the most accurate estimate possible:

  • Description of services needed - we will need to know as much information as possible about the specific services as described by your physician.
  • Type of Services needed - we need to know if you will be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient overnight, or if you are expected to be treated on an outpatient basis.
  • Physician/Specialist Name - example, if you are having surgery, we will want to know the surgeon's name.

Where did this data come from?

We pulled data from the most recent calendar year to determine pricing on our most common surgical procedures and inpatient admissions.

If the hospital has not had at least 5 patients in the past year utilizing that service, "N/A" will appear in the pricing range. "Hospital Stay range" refers to an average length of stay in the hospital for inpatient admissions. Any hospital advertised prices or flat rates will supercede these rates.

What is not included in our estimates?

The estimates provided are only related to your hospital bill. Your personal physician or other physicians providing you with services related to your hospital stay or visit will bill you separately. This can include fees related to specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.

Independent laboratory and radiology services will also bill you separately for reading and interpreting EKG's, X-rays, EEG's and lab work. If you have questions about those bills, please call the number printed on their statements.

PreRegistration

When you have made an informed decision and are ready to proceed with services at our facility, you should contact your physician's office to ask to have your service scheduled.

Pre-registration is available to all scheduled patients prior to the date of service and expedites the admission process. All registration information will be obtained over the telephone.

When you arrive at the facility, you will be required to provide your identification, finalize financial arrangements and sign a few forms before going to the department.

West Hills Hospital makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of the pricing information provided herein. The pricing information provided by this website is strictly an estimate of prices, and West Hills Hospital cannot guarantee the accuracy of any estimates. All estimates are based on information provided by a prospective patient and do not include, among other things, any unforeseen complications, additional tests or procedures, and non-hospital related charges, any of which may increase the ultimate cost of the services provided. Any prospective patient should understand that a final bill for services rendered at West Hills Hospital may differ substantially from the information provided by this website, and West Hills Hospital shall not be liable for any inaccuracies.
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