Patient Price Information List

Disclaimer: Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital determines its standard charges for patient items and services through the use of a chargemaster system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into every patient’s bill. These are the baseline rates for items and services provided at the Hospital. The chargemaster is similar in concept to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (“MSRP”) on a particular product or good. The charges listed provide only a general starting point in determining the potential costs of an individual patient’s care at the Hospital. This list does not reflect the actual out-of-pocket costs that may be paid by a patient for any particular service, it is not binding, and the actual charges for items and services may vary.

Many factors may influence the actual cost of an item or service, including insurance coverage, rates negotiated with payors, and so on. Government payors, such as Medicare and Medicaid for example, do not pay the chargemaster rates, but rather have their own set rates that hospitals are obligated to accept. Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with payors and may or may not reflect the standard charges. The cost of treatment also may be impacted by variables involved in a patient’s actual care, such as specific equipment or supplies required, the length of time spent in surgery or recovery, additional tests, or any changes in care or unexpected conditions or complications that arise. Moreover, the foregoing list of charges for services only includes charges from the Hospital. It does not reflect the charges for physicians, such as the surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, pathologist, or other physician specialists or providers who may be involved in providing particular services to a patient. These charges are billed separately.

Individuals with questions about their out-of-pocket costs of service and other financial information should contact the hospital or consider contacting their insurers for further information.

LOCAL MARKET HOSPITALS

In order to present a meaningful comparison, Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital has partnered with Hospital Pricing Specialists LLC to analyze current charges, based off CMS adjudicated claims through 3/31/18. Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital charges are displayed and compared with the local market charge, consisting of the following hospitals:

Hospital Name
Location

Baptist Medical Center Nassau

Fernandina Beach

FL

Baptist Medical Center-Jacksonvile

Jacksonville

FL

Lake Butler Hospital

Lake Butler

FL

Lake City Medical Center

Lake City

FL

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida

Jacksonville

FL

Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park

FL

Shands Lakeshore Reg Med Ctr

Lake City

FL

Shands Starke Medical Center

Starke

FL

St Vincent's Medical Ctr

Jacksonville

FL

St. Vincent's Medical Center Clay County

Middleburg

FL

UF Health at Jacksonville

Jacksonville

FL

OUTPATIENT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CHARGES

Emergency Department charges are based on the level of emergency care provided to our patients. The levels, with Level 1 representing basic emergency care, reflect the type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required for a particular emergency treatment. They also do not include fees for Emergency Department physicians, who will bill separately for their services.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Emergency Critical Care, First 30 Minutes

$2,879
$4,053

29% lower than market

Emergency Department Visit - Level 1

$312
$433

28% lower than market

Emergency Department Visit - Level 2

$513
$797

36% lower than market

Emergency Department Visit - Level 3

$811
$1,245

35% lower than market

Emergency Department Visit - Level 4

$1,464
$1,971

26% lower than market

Emergency Department Visit - Level 5

$2,076
$3,072

32% lower than market

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CHARGES

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our Physical Therapy department. Patients may have additional charges, depending on the services performed.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Application of Electrical Stimulation - 15 Minutes

$93
$205

55% lower than market

Gait Training - 15 Minutes

$55
$195

72% lower than market

Physical Therapy, standard evaluation - 20 minutes

$116
$401

71% lower than market

PT to Re-Educate Brain to Muscle Function (15 min)

$55
$182

70% lower than market

Physical Therapy 1 or More Regions (15 min)

$93
$189

51% lower than market

Physical Therapy Exercise, 15 Minutes

$55
$205

73% lower than market

OUTPATIENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CHARGES

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our Occupational Therapy department. Patients may have additional charges, depending on the services performed.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Occupational Therapy, standard evaluation - 30 minutes

$116
$432

73% lower than market

Therapeutic Activities Involving Functional Activities (15 min)

$77
$186

59% lower than market

OUTPATIENT PULMONARY THERAPY CHARGES

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our Pulmonary Therapy department. Patients may have additional charges, depending on the services performed.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Aerosol Treatment

$145
$129

12% higher than market

Holter Testing - 48-Hour EKG

$373
$889

58% lower than market

Routine EKG - Minimum 12 Leads

$146
$478

69% lower than market

Spirometry - medicated breathing procedure

$413
$1,033

60% lower than market

Stress Test with EKG tracing

$950
$1,866

49% lower than market

OUTPATIENT SPEECH THERAPY CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Swallow Treatment

$94
$367

74% lower than market

OUTPATIENT LABORATORY AND PATHOLOGY CHARGES

The following charges reflect our most common laboratory procedures. For all lab specimens collected via blood draw, the venipuncture will be charged separately.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Albumin (protein) level

$47
$88

47% lower than market

Ammonia level

$139
$204

32% lower than market

Amylase (enzyme) level

$100
$190

47% lower than market

Arterial Blood Gases Measurement

$252
$358

30% lower than market

Bacterial Blood Culture

$203
$301

32% lower than market

Bacterial Culture, Any Source Except Urine, Blood, or Stool

$225
$280

20% lower than market

Bacterial urine culture; quantitative colony count

$167
$256

35% lower than market

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

$269
$257

5% higher than market

Blood glucose (sugar) level

$98
$97

1% higher than market

Blood potassium level

$84
$83

1% higher than market

Blood sodium level

$50
$93

46% lower than market

Blood Typing, ABO

$51
$101

49% lower than market

Blood Typing, Rh (D)

$51
$72

29% lower than market

Calcium level

$93
$87

6% higher than market

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) protein level

$126
$139

10% lower than market

Cholesterol level

$81
$120

33% lower than market

Coagulation function measurement; qualitative

$87
$141

38% lower than market

Complete blood cell count - automated test with out Differential

$104
$150

31% lower than market

Complete blood cell count - automated differential WBC count

$115
$105

10% higher than market

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

$273
$395

31% lower than market

Cortisol Measurement

$125
$117

7% higher than market

Creatine kinase Level (cardiac enzyme) - Total

$139
$170

18% lower than market

Creatine kinase level (cardiac enzyme) - Muscle/Brain

$135
$233

42% lower than market

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury

$212
$189

12% higher than market

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B-12) level

$126
$133

5% lower than market

Detection Test for Hepatitis B

$80
$105

24% lower than market

Detection test for clostridium difficile toxins (stool pathogen)

$178
$171

4% higher than market

Digoxin level

$104
$148

30% lower than market

Blood test panel for electrolytes (sodium potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide)

$144
$240

40% lower than market

Ferritin (blood protein) level

$91
$151

40% lower than market

Glutamyltransferase (liver enzyme) level

$49
$139

65% lower than market

Hemoglobin A1C level

$74
$119

38% lower than market

Hemoglobin Measurement

$47
$69

32% lower than market

Hepatitis C Antibody Measurement

$101
$131

23% lower than market

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen (CA 125)

$155
$160

3% lower than market

Immunologic analysis technique on body fluid; with concentration

$221
$215

3% higher than market

Iron Binding Capacity

$88
$192

54% lower than market

Iron level

$59
$100

41% lower than market

Ketone bodies analysis, qualtitative

$101
$131

23% lower than market

Kidney Function Blood Test Panel

$269
$274

2% lower than market

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

$93
$138

33% lower than market

Lactic acid level

$105
$122

14% lower than market

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

$85
$222

62% lower than market

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

$185
$287

36% lower than market

Lithium Level

$77
$112

31% lower than market

Liver enzyme (SGOT), level

$47
$123

62% lower than market

Liver enzyme (SGPT), level

$47
$112

58% lower than market

Liver function blood test panel

$327
$285

15% higher than market

Magnesium Level

$68
$132

48% lower than market

Measurement C-reactive protein

$63
$105

40% lower than market

PSA (prostate specific antigen) measurement

$111
$202

45% lower than market

Parathormone

$284
$277

3% higher than market

Partial Thromblostatin Time, Activated

$119
$176

32% lower than market

Phenytoin level

$167
$245

32% lower than market

Phosphate level

$53
$101

47% lower than market

Prealbumin (protein) level

$79
$122

35% lower than market

Prolactin (milk producing hormone) level

$133
$128

4% higher than market

Protein Measurement, Serum

$120
$114

5% higher than market

Blood test, clotting time

$105
$108

3% lower than market

Red Blood Cell Concentration Measurement

$47
$57

17% lower than market

Red blood count, automated test

$47
$188

75% lower than market

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation; non-automated

$79
$137

42% lower than market

Rheumatoid factor level

$65
$69

5% lower than market

Special stained specimen slides to examine tissue including interpretation and report

$76
$203

63% lower than market

Special stained specimen slides to identify organisms including interpretation and report

$77
$196

61% lower than market

Stool Culture

$197
$361

45% lower than market

Strep Test

$68
$83

18% lower than market

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity

$164
$375

56% lower than market

Syphilis Detection Test

$69
$104

34% lower than market

Theophylline level

$119
$171

30% lower than market

Thyroglobulin (thyroid related hormone) level

$150
$134

12% higher than market

Thyroid hormone, T3 measurement - Total

$121
$107

13% higher than market

Thyroid Hormone, T3 Measurement, Free

$67
$73

9% lower than market

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

$112
$301

63% lower than market

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement - Total

$66
$191

65% lower than market

Tissue or Cell Analysis by Immunologic Technique

$192
$280

32% lower than market

Total Protein Level, Urine

$88
$109

19% lower than market

Troponin (protein) analysis

$185
$180

3% higher than market

Tuberculosis Test

$77
$91

15% lower than market

Uric acid level, blood

$53
$162

67% lower than market

Urinalysis with Examination, using Microscope

$105
$187

44% lower than market

Urine Pregnancy Test

$103
$176

42% lower than market

Vancomycin (antibiotic) level

$181
$208

13% lower than market

OUTPATIENT MEDICINE CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Attempt to Restart Heart and Lungs

$914
$1,190

23% lower than market

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout

$345
$999

65% lower than market

Heart rhythm analysis, interpretation and report of 48-hour EKG

$373
$1,117

67% lower than market

Hydration Infusion into a Vein

$62
$163

62% lower than market

Infusion (Additional) for Therapy, Diagnosis or Prevention

$184
$373

51% lower than market

Infusion of Drug or Substance into Vein for Therapy or Diagnosis

$217
$735

70% lower than market

Injection Beneath the Skin for Therapy, Diagnosis, or Prevention

$82
$211

61% lower than market

Injection of Same Drug into Vein for Therapy or Diagnosis

$82
$242

66% lower than market

Multiple measurements of oxygen saturation in blood using ear or finger device

$129
$217

41% lower than market

Overnight measurement of oxygen saturation in blood using ear or finger device

$234
$262

11% lower than market

Sleep Monitoring with CPAP

$2,500
$5,319

53% lower than market

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab

$2,200
$5,264

58% lower than market

OUTPATIENT OTHER CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Colonoscopy on High Cancer Risk Patient

$2,270
$4,235

46% lower than market

Drug test(s); includes specimen validity testing, per day; 8-14 drug class(es)

$167
$284

41% lower than market

Lumbar Joint Injection

$919
$3,382

73% lower than market

Prostate Cancer Screening Test

$111
$156

29% lower than market

Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including computer-aided detection (cad) when performed

$231
$474

51% lower than market

Walking boot, pneumatic and/or vacuum, with or without joints, with or without interface material, prefabricated item that has been trimmed, bent, molded, assembled, or otherwise customized to fit a specific patient by an ind

$206
$228

10% lower than market

X-ray of abdomen, single view

$272
$446

39% lower than market

X-ray of chest, 1 view, front

$272
$331

18% lower than market

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

$303
$507

40% lower than market

OUTPATIENT PHARMACY AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Administration of 1 Vaccine

$156
$185

16% lower than market

Injection of Drug or Substance into Vein for Therapy or Diagnosis

$116
$408

72% lower than market

Injection of New Drug into Vein for Therapy or Diagnosis

$82
$341

76% lower than market

Atezolizumab - 1200 mg

$85
$322

74% lower than market

Injection, Cefazolin Sodium, 500 mg

$29
$58

50% lower than market

Injection, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate, 1 mg

$7
$16

56% lower than market

Injection, Diphenhydramine HCL, up to 50 mg

$27
$78

65% lower than market

Injection, Fentanyl Citrate, 0.1 mg

$29
$68

57% lower than market

Injection, Hydromorphone, Up to 4 mg

$29
$67

57% lower than market

Injection, Lorazepam, 2 mg

$29
$81

64% lower than market

Injection, Metoclopramide HCL, Up to 10mg

$28
$74

62% lower than market

Injection, Midazolam Hydrochloride, per 1 mg

$28
$43

36% lower than market

Injection, Vancomycin HCL, 500 mg

$29
$93

69% lower than market

Injection, amiodarone hydrochloride, 30 mg

$6
$21

71% lower than market

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3 mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3 mg

$19
$60

68% lower than market

Injection, calcium gluconate, per 10 ml

$37
$47

22% lower than market

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

$41
$82

50% lower than market

Injection, phenylephrine hcl, up to 1 ml

$35
$97

64% lower than market

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

$143
$357

60% lower than market

Ringers lactate infusion, up to 1000 cc

$46
$193

76% lower than market

OUTPATIENT RESPIRATORY THERAPY CHARGES

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our Respiratory Therapy department. Patients may have additional charges, depending on the services performed.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

CO Diffusion Capacity

$345
$708

51% lower than market

Nebulizer Treatment

$145
$241

40% lower than market

OUTPATIENT SURGICAL SERVICES CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Colorectal Cancer Screening; Colonoscopy on Non-High Risk Patient

$2,430
$3,631

33% lower than market

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, transoral; with transendoscopic balloon dilation of esophagus (less than 30 mm diameter)

$2,535
$5,836

57% lower than market

Biopsy of Large Bowel, Using an Endoscope

$2,535
$4,491

44% lower than market

Biopsy of the Esophagus, Stomach, Using an Endoscope

$2,430
$4,144

41% lower than market

Colonscopy

$2,270
$4,021

44% lower than market

Diagnostic Examination of Esophagus, Stomach, and/or Upper Small Bowel with Endoscope

$2,270
$3,759

40% lower than market

Insertion of Breathing Tube Using an Endoscope

$914
$2,368

61% lower than market

Insertion of Needle into Vein to Collect Blood

$19
$31

38% lower than market

Insertion of catheter for suction of secretions

$145
$419

65% lower than market

Insertion of guide wire with dilation of esophagus using an endoscope

$2,535
$3,143

19% lower than market

Removal of Polyps in Large Bowel, Using an Endoscope

$2,535
$5,189

51% lower than market

OUTPATIENT X-RAY AND RADIOLOGICAL CHARGES

The following charges reflect our most common x-ray and radiological procedures. For all exams requiring contrast, the contrast will be charged separately.

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Ultrasound Blood Flow Outside the Brain

$930
$1,674

44% lower than market

Ultrasound Heart

$1,581
$3,128

49% lower than market

Ultrasound Veins of Both Arms or Legs

$930
$1,591

42% lower than market

Ultrasound Veins of One Arm or Leg

$591
$1,132

48% lower than market

Ultrasound of Arteries of Both Legs

$930
$1,403

34% lower than market

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of one arm or limited

$357
$1,144

69% lower than market

Limited bilateral noninvasive physiologic studies of upper or lower extremity arteries

$776
$826

6% lower than market

Physical Therapy, ultrasound therapy - 15 minutes

$86
$159

46% lower than market

Bone Density Scan (DEXA Scan)

$464
$1,138

59% lower than market

Breast Ultrasound - Limited

$375
$687

45% lower than market

CT Abdomen & Pelvis with Contrast

$4,059
$5,376

24% lower than market

CT Abdomen & Pelvis with and without Contrast

$4,235
$6,498

35% lower than market

CT Abdomen & Pelvis without Contrast

$3,604
$4,757

24% lower than market

CT Abdomen without Contrast

$1,783
$3,632

51% lower than market

CT Angiogram Chest with and without Contrast

$2,075
$4,154

50% lower than market

CT Chest with and without Contrast

$2,018
$4,079

51% lower than market

CT Chest without Contrast

$1,694
$3,362

50% lower than market

CT Face without Contrast

$2,397
$3,428

30% lower than market

CT Head Brain without Contrast

$1,611
$3,390

52% lower than market

CT Leg without Contrast

$1,523
$3,002

49% lower than market

CT Neck without Contrast

$1,509
$3,189

53% lower than market

CT Pelvis without Contrast

$1,822
$3,599

49% lower than market

CT Spine Cervical without Contrast

$1,538
$3,356

54% lower than market

CT Spine Lumbar without Contrast

$1,561
$3,286

52% lower than market

Myocardial Perfusion, Tomographic

$6,840
$6,613

3% higher than market

Chest X-Ray; 2 Views

$303
$506

40% lower than market

Chest X-Ray; Single View

$272
$332

18% lower than market

Diagnostic mammography, bilateral

$269
$472

43% lower than market

Imaging of Abdomen and Chest

$573
$946

39% lower than market

Imaging of Abdomen; Single View

$272
$388

30% lower than market

MRI Arm Joint without Contrast

$2,498
$4,855

49% lower than market

MRI Brain with and without Conrast

$3,948
$4,778

17% lower than market

MRI Brain without Contrast

$2,498
$3,887

36% lower than market

MRI Leg Joint without Contrast

$2,498
$4,608

46% lower than market

MRI Leg without Contrast

$2,498
$4,115

39% lower than market

MRI Spine Cervical without Contrast

$2,498
$3,730

33% lower than market

MRI Spine Lumbar without Contrast

$2,498
$3,811

34% lower than market

Screening Mammography, Bilateral, with CAD

$231
$478

52% lower than market

Stomach emptying study

$1,479
$2,721

46% lower than market

Ultrasound Abdomen - Complete

$606
$1,870

68% lower than market

Ultrasound Abdomen - Limited

$591
$1,191

50% lower than market

Ultrasound Behind Abdominal Cavity - Complete

$591
$1,517

61% lower than market

Ultrasound Head Neck

$591
$1,092

46% lower than market

Ultrasound Joint Soft Tissue - Limited

$381
$727

48% lower than market

Ultrasound Pelvis through Vagina

$960
$1,110

14% lower than market

X-Ray Ankle, 3 Views

$272
$572

52% lower than market

X-Ray Both Hips and Pelvis, 2 Views

$452
$731

38% lower than market

X-Ray Elbow, 2 Views

$213
$539

60% lower than market

X-Ray Elbow, 3 Views

$275
$571

52% lower than market

X-Ray Femus, 2 Views

$304
$474

36% lower than market

X-Ray Foot, 3 Views

$279
$572

51% lower than market

X-Ray Forearm, 2 Views

$272
$557

51% lower than market

X-Ray Hand, 3 Views

$272
$569

52% lower than market

X-Ray Hip and Pelvis, 2 Views

$272
$561

52% lower than market

X-Ray Knee, 1-2 Views

$285
$558

49% lower than market

X-Ray Knee, 3 Views

$312
$609

49% lower than market

X-Ray Knee, 4 or More Views

$342
$779

56% lower than market

X-Ray Lower Leg, 2 Views

$276
$581

52% lower than market

X-Ray Lower Sacral Spine, 2-3 Views

$573
$701

18% lower than market

X-Ray Lower Sacral Spine, 4 or More Views

$573
$1,185

52% lower than market

X-Ray Neck Spine, 2-3 Views

$272
$639

57% lower than market

X-Ray Pelvis, 1-2 Views

$272
$510

47% lower than market

X-Ray Pelvis, 2 Views

$300
$634

53% lower than market

X-Ray Shoulder, 2 Views

$290
$601

52% lower than market

X-Ray Upper Arm, 2 Views

$272
$535

49% lower than market

X-Ray Upper Spine, 4-5 Views

$453
$943

52% lower than market

X-Ray Wrist, 3 Views

$272
$592

54% lower than market

X-Ray of Middle Spine; 3 Views

$340
$601

43% lower than market

X-ray Ribs One Side, Minimum 3 Views

$352
$694

49% lower than market

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

$605
$972

38% lower than market

INPATIENT MEDICINE CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Nutritional or Metabolic Disorders without major complications

$18,089
$27,170

33% lower than market

INPATIENT PULMONOLOGY CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Pneumonia with complications

$23,282
$31,935

27% lower than market

INPATIENT UROLOGY CHARGES

Description

Our Charge
Market Charge

Variance

Kidney & urinary Infection without complications

$19,648
$27,638

29% lower than market

BILLING PROCESS AND INFORMATION

How You Can Help

Thank you for choosing Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital for your healthcare needs. At Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, we are committed to making the billing process as patient-friendly as possible. Here are some ways you can help the billing process go smoothly.

• Please give us complete health insurance information.

In addition to your health insurance card, we may ask for a photo ID. If you have been seen at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, let us know if your personal information or insurance information has changed since your last visit.

• Please understand and follow the requirements of your health plan.

Be sure to know your benefits, obtain proper authorization for services and submit referral claim forms if necessary. Many insurance plans require patients to pay a co-payment or deductible amount. You are responsible for paying co-payments required by your insurance provider and Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital is responsible for collecting co-payments. Please come to your appointment prepared to make your co-payment.

• Please respond promptly to any requests from your insurance provider.

You may receive multiple bills for your hospital visit, including your family doctor, specialists, physicians to read x-rays, give anesthesia, or do blood work. Insurance benefits are the result of your contract with your insurance company. We are a third-party to those benefits and may need your help with your insurance. If your insurance plan does not pay the bill within 90 days after billing, or your claim is denied, you will receive a statement from Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital indicating the bill is now your responsibility. All bills sent to you are due upon receipt.

Questions about Price and Billing Information

Our goal is for each of our patients and their families to have the best healthcare experience possible. Part of our commitment is to provide you with information that helps you make well informed decisions about your own care.

To ask questions or get more information about a bill for services you've received, please contact our Customer Call Center at (904) 259-3151.

If you need more information about the price of a future service, please contact our Price Hotline at (904) 259-3151. A CPT code is strongly encouraged when you call. You can obtain the CPT code from the ordering physician.

Online Payment, Registration, & Scheduling

For the convenience of our patients, a number of online services are available at https://edfraserhospital.com/. Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital offers secure online payment.

Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital also offers pre-registration and appointment requests through a secure online form at https://edfraserhospital.com/. Patients may pre-register for surgeries, admissions, outpatient procedures and tests at least three business days in advance. Patients may also pre-register for maternity services up to three months prior to their expected delivery date.

Financial Assistance

We are pleased to offer financial assistance to patients with limited resources and inadequate medical insurance coverage. Eligibility is determined by total family income/assets. The patient must agree to apply for other assistance available to pay hospital charges (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance) before being discharged.

Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital's Charity Care Policy

Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital provides high quality care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital's charity care policy includes:

• Substantial charity care guidelines that provide free care for individuals and families who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

• Sliding scale fees to provide substantially discounted care for individuals and families who are between 200 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

• Hardship policy for those patients who would not otherwise qualify for charity care but have unique circumstances.

In many cases, Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital offers interest free loans for up to one year to assist patients.

For more information, please contact our Customer Call Center at (904) 259-3151.