Estimated Hospital Costs

How Much Will It Cost?
Prospective patients in the Texas Health Resources family of hospitals are welcome to request a cost estimate for any hospital procedure. Estimates are based on hospital charges for anticipated routine care and recovery, taking into consideration insurance coverage, co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and outstanding prior balances and other information that may affect personal out-of-pocket costs.

Get a Cost Estimate
Looking for information about charges involved in a hospitalization? Texas Health Resources is pleased to offer patients these options:

1. Request a cost estimate for a procedure at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery.
You may request an estimate by calling (972) 403-2779 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST).

2. Compare average charges at a Texas Health facility with those at other hospitals in the same county and across the state. Texas PricePoint is a user-friendly resource sponsored by the Texas Hospital Association. Data presented includes charges on the most common inpatient services, links to quality data and general information for Texas hospitals.

Actual charges on the final hospital bill may vary from the estimate, based on the patient's medical condition, unknown circumstances or complications, final diagnosis, and recommended treatment ordered by the attending physician(s). Persons with insurance should also contact their health benefits administrator for the most accurate information regarding plan structure, deductibles, co-payments and any other factors that might affect personal liability for anticipated health care services.

Estimates provided by Texas Health hospitals cover hospital charges only, and do not include professional fees for services such as those provided by a physician, surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, anesthesiologist, nurse practitioner or other independent practitioner. Even though physicians and other independent practitioners are members of each Texas Health facility's medical staff or allied health professional staff, they are neither employees nor agents of the hospital. All professional fees are billed separately.

Physicians or other practitioners who provide professional services may not participate in an individual patient's health benefit plan. Patients should contact their plan administrator to determine the contract status of hospital-based providers such as pathologists, radiologists or anesthesiologists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is in the Estimate?
Estimates are based on hospital charges for anticipated routine care and recovery, taking into consideration insurance coverage, co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and outstanding prior balances and other information that may affect personal out-of-pocket costs. Actual charges on the final hospital bill may vary from the estimate, based on the patient's medical condition, unknown circumstances or complications, final diagnosis, and recommended treatment ordered by the attending physician(s). 

What is Insurance Cost Sharing?
The price you pay for a healthcare service depends on the health insurance you have, for several reasons. First, if you have insurance, you and your health plan share your healthcare costs. The specifics of your health plan coverage, including your deductible, co-payment, and coinsurance, determine how much of your healthcare costs you will pay, and how much your health plan pays. Second, health plans have different networks of doctor, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals. Depending on the network you are in determines the discounted rate and pricing you receive.

Why are Charges posted online?
Texas Health Resources believes in Price Transparency with all our patients. Are the prices Online the actual costs?
Yes, it is the average cost for that procedure however costs may vary based on the patient's medical condition, unknown circumstances or complications, final diagnosis, and recommended treatment ordered by the physician. As well as additional discounts may apply for Self-Pay and Certain Insurance Networks.

Why do I get so many bills for my hospital visit?
Emergency room doctors, pathologists, radiologists and primary care physicians are all independent providers. They bill separately from the hospital. Questions about these bills should be directed to the physician office listed on the billing statement for these services.

Will my insurance plan pay for my treatment?
You need to begin by verifying that your insurance plan is honored at the facility where you are being treated. Each insurance plan is different, and even within the same company one plan may cover a certain treatment while another does not. Furthermore, participation in a plan by a Texas Health Resources facility does not guarantee that it is approved for all services. Contact your specific insurance plan to verify whether your treatment will be covered.