When you come to the Hospital, please bring only a few personal items for your stay-toilet articles, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, night clothes, robes and slippers. Please keep eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids and contact lenses in properly labeled containers in the bedside stand. The Hospital can not assume responsibility for the loss of personal items or valuables that are left in your room.
The Hospital can not be responsible for money or other valuables kept in your room.
Leave valuables such as jewelry and money at home, or send them home with members of your family. If you must bring valuables, notify the nursing staff. Staff nurses will take your valuables to the hospital safe. Do not bring medications with you. Your physician will order the medications you are to have while you are in the hospital.
At the time of admission, you will be asked to provide insurance information. To ensure that your bill is handled properly, it will be necessary for you to present your insurance card and any forms which are required by your insurance carrier. If you have signed up with a managed care insurance, please be sure to inform the registrar. If you are covered by Medicare, you will need your health insurance card and information relative to supplemental coverage.
Your insurance company will be billed; however, depending on your specific insurance policy, you could be responsible for uncovered services, co-pays, deductibles and charges not paid for by your carrier. If financial assistance is necessary to assist in the payment of your bill, a financial representative is available to assist you. The current guidelines are available from the Financial Representative. A determination of eligibility will be completed for you, and if you are within the guidelines, you may qualify for full care or a deduction of allowable charges.
Financial arrangements may be made by calling the Hospital’s Business Office at 814-443-5040 or 1-800-507-4385 If you have further questions about your bill after discharge, please call the Business Office at 814-443-5040 or 1-800-507-4385.
Your Hospital bill does not include any fees for the professional services of your physician, other consultants such as surgeons or, anesthesiologist, radiologist and pathologist. You will be billed separately for these services.