Billing and Insurance
Upon Admission, please bring your insurance cards for certification of insurance benefits. A deposit will be required unless you have sufficient acceptable hospitalization insurance. If you are covered under the provisions of Medicare, Medicaid, or Champus, you must present your insurance card at the time of admission.
Hospital insurance plans do not normally provide full coverage of hospital charges. We will cooperate to the fullest extent in expediting your claims, but you are ultimately responsible for the settlement of your account with us. Final payment or assignment of sufficient insurance is to be made at the time of discharge.
Liability of Injury Claims
Sebastian River Medical Center will not become involved in disputes arising from liability of injury claims. The responsibility for full payment of claim remains with you. With proper authorization from you or your legal representative, the hospital will gladly make your medical record available to the appropriate authorities for informational purposes.
Sebastian River Medical Center will honor worker's compensation insurance coverage when the insurance company provides preauthorization for your bills.
Payment by Credit Card
Sebastian River Medical Center accepts all major credit cards (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
Financial assistance programs (federal, state, and local) are available. Patients or immediate family members should contact a financial counselor for assistance at (772) 581-2054.
Medicare and Medicaid are both honored by Sebastian River Medical Center. Medicare and Medicaid patients must present their current cards at the tie of service. Medicaid patient's eligibility will be verified prior to registration.
Sebastian River Medical Center accepts all major insurers. A complete listing is available by request or by calling (772) 581-2054.
Your Hospital Bill
Your hospitalization coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company. You are responsible for your hospital account. Payment may be made by cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. You may request an itemized statement from the the hospital, which will reflect your hospital care and all the supplies and services ordered by your physician.
You should expect to receive a separate bill from your physician. During the course of yoru stay, your physician may request consultations and/or services of hospital-based physicians, including, but not limited to emergency physicians, radiologists, pathologists, and anesthesiologists.
- Emergency Physicians will send a bill for emergency medical services you may receive in the Emergency Department.
- Radiologists will send a bill for reading any X-rays you may have received while at the hospital.
- Pathologists will bill you for any laboratory and pathology reports you may have received while at the hospital.
- Anesthesiologists will bill you for service received during any surgical procedures you may have undergone while at the hospital.