The Patient Financial Services Department is staffed with personnel to assist you with specific questions regarding concerns you may have at any point during the billing cycle.
It is important that you provide current and accurate information at the time of admission to ensure that your claims are processed correctly and in a timely manner.
Also, it is important to understand that the statements you receive are to advise you of the status of your claim. If your insurance company is not responding, please take the time to call them and inquire regarding the status of your claim.
Each visit to the hospital for inpatient or outpatient services will generate a new account number. Therefore, the statements you receive will reflect only that account. Use this account number when inquiring on the billing status of a particular visit.
Once insurance payment has been received, your corresponding out-of-pocket expense such as co-insurance or deductible will be reflected on the statement as patient responsibility.
If full payment or arrangements for payments have not been made within 90 days, you will receive a final notice. At that time, you must make appropriate arrangements to settle this account. If you fail to do so, this account will possibly go to an outside agency for collection.
For patients who do not have insurance coverage, there are alternate funding and payment plan options offered by ValleyCare. Our hospital staff will work with you to identify the options available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations. The following is a list of the financial assistance programs provided by our hospital:
- Medical Eligibility Program
- Charity Care/Financial Assistance Policy
- Uninsured Discount Program
- Debt Collection Policy
- Financial Application—English
- Plain Language Summary
- Plain Language Summary—Spanish
- Financial Application—Spanish
- Financial Assistance—Participating Providers
- Financial Assistance—Non-Participating Providers
Please note that emergency room physicians, radiologists and anesthesiologists bill separately from ValleyCare. If you have a question about one of their bills, please contact them directly:
- Emergency Department Physicians: 800.773.4142
- MAC (anesthesiologists): 800.238.0098
- Bay Imaging Professional Services (radiologists): 925.296.7156
Estimate Your Costs
Use the Cost Estimator tool to estimate your out-of-pocket cost for some of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare services. Provide your insurance information when prompted for a more accurate cost estimate.
Note: Our online Cost Estimator tool currently supports a limited number of health services that are mandated to meet regulatory requirements. Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is working diligently to increase the number of shoppable services included in our tool.
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is in the process of updating our Cost Estimator tool. In the meantime, you can create a Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare estimate by utilizing the following link.
Important Information about COVID-19 Testing and Billing
During the coronavirus pandemic, Stanford Health Care remains your partner in health.
If you need help paying your medical bill, we're here for you. Payment plans and Financial Assistance are available for people who can’t pay their balance in full.
Federal, state and local regulations may dictate that patients are not liable for the cost of COVID-19 testing. If a patient's insurance is out-of-network with Stanford Health Care the following cash price would be payable in accordance with Stanford Health Care’s self-pay discount policy:
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare
COVID-19 Antibody Test (CPT86769): $27.60
COVID-19 Viral Test by DNA or RNA (CPT 87635): $80
COVID-19 Specimen Collection (HCPCS C9803): $15.60