Effingham Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Effingham Health System (“EHS”) is dedicated to compliance with applicable laws and supports its patients’ ability to know the cost of a hospital item or service before receiving it. EHS has dedicated significant resources to analyze the thousands of different services and items that it provides including all costs, charges, and payer negotiated rates. EHS is creating an easily readable listing of the items and services that we provide to include the charges, the pricing based upon negotiated payer agreements, and the minimum and maximum amounts of EHS’s reimbursement from third-party payers. We are also including the price that you may pay if you do not have insurance and are considered a self-pay patient. Included on our website is the initial listing of services and our charges for the items and services. This extensive process of reviewing all of this information is a continuous process and EHS will update this information as additional information and descriptions are identified and validated.
In addition to this information, EHS is dedicated to maintaining financial assistance programs to assist qualified individuals to ensure each patient has access to medically necessary healthcare services regardless of their ability to pay. Please feel free to contact EHS’s financial assistance program representatives at 912-754-1072 or review our policies at www.effinghamhealth.org.