USA Children's & Women's Hospital recognizes many types of insurance programs. It is important that you give complete information about insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid or other programs. Incomplete financial information will cause delays in processing your hospital account.
Many insurance programs require precertifications, or approval, before admitting you to the hospital or before having certain tests or exams. It is your responsibility to ensure that this is done prior to admission. Without approval, your insurance company will deny payment in most instances. Payment for charges not covered by insurance will need to be arranged before admission and will be due at the time you leave the hospital.
If you do not have insurance coverage, a cash deposit is required at the time of admission. If you do have insurance coverage but your insurance benefits are insufficient to cover the initial deposit, you will be asked to make a deposit to cover the difference.
Social workers respect the autonomy, rights and dignity of all patients. USA Children's & Women's Hospital social workers are committed to providing high standards of patient care while working closely with other members of the patient care team. Social workers will assess and meet the psychosocial needs of the patient and the patient's immediate caregivers. This may include problem solving, discharge planning or coordination of community resources. All services will be provided given the patient's freedom of choice while insuring patient confidentiality.
Social Services is located in the CWEB2 Building behind the hospital. Our telephone number is (251) 415-1665.
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