Pricing FAQs

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about average charges for procedures performed at Premier Health hospitals.

What is an estimated average charge?

The estimated average charge is an approximate calculation of the total hospital charges for a specific inpatient or outpatient procedure. As required by law, our hospitals’ websites list the mean charge and median charge for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures. Usual and customary charges for other diagnostic and treatment services are also listed.

The estimated charges are meant only as an approximation. They are not intended as a quote. The estimated charges do not include physician fees from your surgeon, anesthesiologist, emergency specialist, pathologist, radiologist, or other physicians who may help with your care. They will bill you separately for their services. Please contact those offices directly for charge information.

Will my bill be different than the estimated average charge provided on this website?

Your actual charges could be more or less than your estimate, based on the specific factors of your case.

Some of these factors include:

  • The need for additional testing, medications, services, or procedures during your care
  • The procedure planned may not be the procedure performed based on your physician's assessment
  • Pre-existing health factors such as obesity, diabetes, and smoking may impact your medical needs
  • If you are insured, the type of insurance you have and your deductibles or out-of-pocket limits will determine your final bill

What other charges will I owe?

In addition to your hospital charges, you will receive other bills for physician fees from your surgeon, anesthesiologist, emergency specialist, pathologist, radiologist or other physicians who may help with your care. Please contact those offices directly for charge information.

For your convenience, we have included links to frequently requested phone numbers (at the bottom of the document):

Is the amount I owe the same if I have health insurance?

The amount you owe depends on the benefits of your insurance plan. If you have health insurance, you should contact your insurance company directly to understand what your financial obligation will be. You may be asked to provide a procedure code, which can be obtained from your physician's office.

What amount do I owe if I do not have insurance?

We encourage uninsured patients to contact a financial counselor in Patient Financial Services at (937) 208-2777(937) 208-2777 or toll free at  (855) 208-2777(855) 208-2777 prior to receiving services at Premier Health. The financial counselor will help determine if you qualify for Medicaid or any other type of financial assistance. For more information, see our billing policies .

How much is my co-pay/coinsurance/deductible?

If you have health insurance and would like to know the amount of any co-payments or deductibles, please contact your health insurance company directly.

How are charges established for hospital services?

Charges are generally revised each year on January 1 and are subject to change during the year.

Charges reflect many factors, including:

  • The cost of providing staff, equipment, facilities, medications, and other supplies
  • The amount of time our facilities and staff are involved in providing services
  • Insurance company contracts
  • Information provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the federal agency that manages the Medicare and Medicaid program)

What if the procedure I’m looking for is not on the website?

Charges for the most common procedures are provided on this website. If you cannot locate the charge information you are looking for, please call the Procedure Price Line at (937) 499-7364(937) 499-7364 or toll-free at (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364. A representative is available to help you Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where can I get answers to questions about my bills?

Contact our Patient Financial Services Department at (937) 208-2777(937) 208-2777 or toll free at  (855) 208-2777(855) 208-2777. Please be ready to provide the patient name and account number at the beginning of the call.