Contact : (228) 467-8600

Patient Financial Services

Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(228) 467-8600 option 4

If you have health insurance, we will need a copy of your identification card. In addition, we may need insurance forms supplied by your employer or the insurance company. You will be asked to assign benefits directly to the hospital.
If you are a member of an HMO or PPO, you may have special requirements (such as a second surgical opinion or pre-certification for certain tests or procedures). If your plan requirements are not followed, you may be financially responsible for all or part of services rendered in the hospital. Some physician specialists may not participate in your healthcare plan and their services may not be covered.
If you are covered by Medicare, we need a copy of your Medicare card to process your claim. You should be aware that the Medicare plan specifically excludes payment for certain items and services, including cosmetic surgery, some oral surgery procedures, personal comfort items, hearing evaluations and others. Deductibles and co-payments are also the patient’s responsibility.
If you are covered by Medicaid, we need a copy of your Medicaid card. Medicaid has payment limitations on a number of services and items.
If you have no insurance, a representative from the Patient Financial Services Department will discuss a payment plan with you. If you would like to discuss options for Medicaid or other government programs, you may contact the Patient Resources Coordinator at (228) 467-8686.

As a courtesy to you, the hospital will submit bills to your insurance company and do everything possible to expedite your claim. Please remember, your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. You have final responsibility for payment of your hospital bill. Please contact one of our representatives to discuss payment options.

Your bill reflects all of the services you receive during your stay. Charges fall into two categories: a basic daily rate (including your room, meals, nursing care, housekeeping, telephone and television) and charges for special services (items your physician ordered for you, such as prescription drugs, x-rays or lab tests).

In addition, you may receive additional bills from physicians associated with certain tests or treatments. Their professional services were rendered in diagnosing and interpreting tests while you were a patient. These may include pathologists, radiologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and other specialists you may not have seen in person. For further information about these bills, please call the telephone number printed on the statements you receive from them.

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