Paying for Your Health Care

As a member facility of the NYC Health + Hospitals, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx has long set an example of how all people – regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status – should be served. Our financial assistance program far exceeds NYS requirements for providing charity care, reduces disparities to access by assisting eligible patients to obtain public health insurance and provides discounted services to uninsured patients.

Patients should carry insurance cards with them at all times. Not every insurance plan pays for all charges, diagnoses or conditions and there may be deductibles or co-pays. Also for some plans, it is the responsibility of the patient or policy holder to inform their insurer in a timely manner regarding most hospitalizations, particularly elective hospital admissions.

If it is determined a patient has no insurance coverage, the hospital staff will discuss with you the various alternatives available to resolve the outstanding bill. This could include assistance with Medicaid applications, reduced charges or payments over an extended period of time. The hospital Patient Accounts staff will help to answer questions related to any patient’s bill.

Health Insurance Search

To find out if your health insurance is accepted at NYC Health + Hospitals, click here

If you have health insurance, not all of our hospitals or health centers may participate in your plan. You can find specific details about:

  • how to reach our financial counselors,
  • what health plans our hospitals and health centers participate in, and
  • what the cost is for many of our services.

Avoid Surprises. Reduce your chances of receiving an unexpected invoice for non-emergency healthcare. Get information about how to reach our financial counselors, what health plans we participate in and the costs for many of our services.

Click here for a list of the insurance plans we participate with currently at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx.

For questions about inpatient bills call 718-519-3600.
For questions about Emergency Department or outpatient bills, call 718-918-3375.

We offer a variety of services to ensure that everyone has access to health care, regardless of ability to pay.

MetroPlus Health Plan

A NYC Health + Hospitals subsidiary that provides low or no-cost health insurance to eligible people living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens through the following plans:

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Child Health Plus
  • Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid HIV Special Needs Plan, Partnership in Care
  • MetroPlus Medicare

For more information on MetroPlus, call 1 800-475-6387 (METRO) or visit www.metroplus.org.

Cost of Services

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx is committed to providing you with as much information as possible about our charges. The information on the link below contains the charges for all services and items provided by the hospital.

The charges are uniform for all patients served by the hospital. However, the hospital charges rarely reflect the expected out-of-pocket expense for a specific hospital service, nor do they reflect the actual payment that the hospital will receive for those services. Your own charges and out-of-pocket expenses will depend on one or more of the following:

  • the actual patient care services received
  • the terms of your insurance coverage, including your specific co-insurance, co-payment and deductible, and/or
  • your eligibility for financial assistance

If you don’t have insurance, we can help explain the choices available to you and assist you enrolling in the plan that is best for you and your family. If you do not qualify or cannot afford any of the free or low-cost health insurance plans available, you may qualify for NYC Health + Hospitals Options – a free or discount payment plan to make our health care services affordable for you and your family. For a fuller understanding of your estimated out-of-pocket expenses, you should contact your insurer or the hospital’s patient financial counseling department at 718-918-3375.

The charges provided are for hospital services only and do not reflect any charges you may receive from the physicians caring for you.

Average Cost of Hospital Stay by Condition – Diagnosis Related Group (DRG)

Hospital Charge Detail List

NYC Health + Hospitals Options

If you do not qualify or cannot afford health insurance, you may qualify for NYC Health + Hospitals Options – a free or discount payment plan to make our health care services affordable for you and your family.

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Prescription Assistance Programs

Patients without prescription coverage are asked to pay a $10 administrative fee for each prescription. Patients will not be asked to pay more than $40 at any single visit, no matter how many prescriptions they receive. If a patient is unable to afford the fee, a Financial Counselor is available to discuss payment options.

Medicare Part D

Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance provided by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. As of January 1, 2006, new Medicare prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare. This drug coverage may help lower prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.

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Public Financial Assistance

Learn about the many programs that can help pay for healthcare costs

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