Estimate Your Costs

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about their care. Our cost estimate tool helps you estimate your out-of-pocket costs for care.

  • Cost estimate tool

    Our cost estimate tool helps you estimate your out-of-pocket costs for care. This tool provides cost estimates for at least 300 common medical services and procedures.

    While this tool can help you estimate some healthcare costs, it’s important to know that it only provides a partial estimate. The estimate includes the hospital’s charges and fees, but it doesn’t include physician fees (except for services at Virginia Mason Medical Center), such as charges for your Emergency Services department physician, radiologist or anesthesiologist. In addition, your final cost may be higher or lower depending on many factors, including insurance coverage, the length of your stay in the hospital, health complications and recommended treatments ordered by your provider.

    For a more complete understanding of your financial responsibility, contact your insurance provider. You can also learn about financial assistance options you may be eligible for.

    To generate the most accurate estimate for your healthcare procedure, please have the following information available:

    • Insurance information, if applicable (not required)
    • Patient’s personal information, including contact information
    • The name of your procedure or service

    CHI Franciscan patients estimate your costs

    Virginia Mason Medial Center patients estimate your costs

  • Standard charge information

    You can also download a list of our standard charges for these services by hospital:

    Standard Charge Description Master

     

    Standard Charge Description Master

     

    Make a payment online

    If you received care within one of our clinics, hospitals or other locations, it's easy to pay your Virginia Mason Franciscan Health bill online:

     

  • No Surprises Act

    The No Surprises Act protects consumers who get coverage through their employer (including a federal, state, or local government), through the Health Insurance Marketplace® or directly through an individual health plan. Beginning January 2022, these rules:

    • Ban surprise billing for emergency services. Emergency services, even if they’re provided out of network, must be covered at an in-network rate without requiring prior authorization.
    • Ban balance billing and out-of-network cost-sharing (like out-of-network coinsurance or copayments) for emergency and certain non-emergency services. In these situations, the consumer’s cost for the service can’t be higher than if these services were provided by an in-network provider, and any coinsurance or deductible must be based on in-network provider rates.
    • Ban out-of-network charges and balance billing for ancillary care (such as an anesthesiologist or assistant surgeon) by out-of-network providers at an in-network facility.
    • Ban certain other out-of-network charges and balance billing without advance notice. Health care providers and facilities must provide consumers with a plain-language consumer notice explaining that patient consent is required to get care on an out-of-network basis before that provider can bill the consumer.

    For consumers who don’t have insurance, these rules make sure they’ll know how much their healthcare will cost before they get it, and might help them if they get a bill that’s larger than expected.

    The rules don’t apply to people with coverage through programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Health Care, or TRICARE; these programs have other protections against high medical bills.

    Consumer notice

    The OIC has updated the standard template language for a notice of consumer rights that satisfies both the federal No Surprises Act and Washington's Balance Billing Protection Act, as amended by E2SHB 1688 (Chap. 263, Laws of 2022). Health plans subject to the BBPA, carriers, providers, and facilities, must use this updated notice beginning May 6, 2022.

       | Updated E2SHB 1688 Consumer notice (PDF, 125.70 KB)

    No Surprises Act Disclosure

    No Surprises Act Uninsured/Self-pay Good Faith Estimate Notice

Find answers to your questions

View our billing resources & FAQs for more information about billing, insurance and financial support services.