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Billing/Financial Assistance

How to Read Your Bill

Your Alvarado Hospital bill shows activity and balances due for hospital and professional services where a patient liability has been incurred, and the date the services were provided.

For questions about your bill, call 800-404-6627.

Health Insurance Plans

Alvarado Hospital contracts with various Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) as well as Medicare, Medi-Cal and Covered California.

Financial Assistance

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center understands that paying for emergency or other medically necessary medical care can be difficult, particularly for patients who lack health insurance. As part of our commitment to our patients, we provide financial assistance to patients who are underinsured or uninsured and who satisfy certain requirements. Our Financial Counselors work hard to help patients address their financial responsibilities, and they will help you find financial solutions that can help cover your cost of care.

The Alvarado Hospital Medical Center Financial Assistance Program applies to uninsured or underinsured patients who come to our facilities for emergency or other medically necessary treatment. This program provides financial relief to patients who qualify based on a comparison of their financial resources and/or income to Federal Poverty Level guidelines. To qualify for assistance, patients will be asked to complete a Financial Assistance Application. If you have questions regarding our program or application, please call 619-229-3120.

Pricing Resources

Following are standard charge lists for certain procedures. However, the actual amount paid by any patient varies widely and primarily depends on the type of insurance, if any, that the patient has. For uninsured and underinsured patients who may qualify, there are financial assistance and discount programs available through our hospital, and staff who can assist with eligibility for government programs such as Medicaid.

If you are interested, you may view our standard charges or our average inpatient procedure price report.