We know the cost of healthcare services can be a concern for you, and we are prepared to help. Our staff will assist you in understanding what your health insurance will pay and the options you have to pay the part of the bill you are responsible for.
We hope we can ease your concerns and help you focus on your 1st priority, a prompt return to good health.
View our patient financial information brochure or any of the below documents for more information.
- Financial assistance program summary.
- Financial assistance program—community care.
- Financial assistance application (or view large print version).
- Cover letter.
If you don't have insurance
Our financial counselors will help you identify any coverage you may be eligible for. This may include helping you apply for government or other assistance programs, marketplace insurance plans, or Bay Area Medical Center's financial assistance program.
If you are not eligible for any coverage, we will reduce your bill by 45 percent.
What if I can't afford treatment?
Our financial counselors will assist patients, in confidence, by identifying payment options for all levels of financial needs.
To make an appointment with meet with a financial counselor, please call 715-735-8012.
We will accept payment by cash, check, money order and credit (or debit) card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards. Payments can be made online.
We request that you pay your bill within 30 days of receipt of your statement. If you need more time to pay your bill, you must contact us to set up a payment arrangement. Under this arrangement, we will allow you to pay your bill in monthly, interest-free installments. You must contact us to establish this agreement.
If you require more time to pay than allowed under the interest-free options, we will offer you a payment plan with interest at the prime interest rate.
To keep your accounts in good standing, you must set up an acceptable payment arrangement and make regular monthly payments. Accounts not kept in good standing may be referred to a collection agency.
You may also receive separate bills from other providers who cared for you during your stay. These may include emergency providers and providers who interpret test results, such as radiologists or pathologists.
If you have questions in regards to your bill or what payment options are available to you, or you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact our business office at 715.735.8042 or toll-free at 888.788.2070, ext. 8042.