If you have health insurance, we will bill your health insurance company when you've given us the information we need. You are responsible to pay the patient portion of the bill after your insurance processes the claim.
If your child has Medicaid, Healthy Options or Basic Health Plan/Plus, or if your child is covered by Seattle Children's financial assistance, our services are covered, and you should not receive bills.
We will bill your insurance company if you:
Please let us know as soon as possible about any changes in your insurance coverage so that we can bill correctly.
It depends on the services your child needs and your insurance benefits. Please check with your insurance company to see if your child's services are covered.
Your insurance company can also tell you if you need to get the company's authorization or a referral from your child's primary care provider before your child gets care at Seattle Children's.
The benefits on each insurance policy are different.
If you have questions about how much you may be responsible for as a co-pay, deductible or co-insurance amount, we recommend that you call your insurance company.
About a week after your child's appointment or discharge from the hospital, you will get a letter from Seattle Children's confirming that we have billed your insurance. This is for your information and is not a bill. If we have your insurance information, we will automatically bill your insurance company.
Once your insurance company has paid its part of the bill, we will bill you for your part. The time this process takes depends on your insurance company.
Medically necessary services are covered in full, and you should not receive bills.
If you live in Washington, Alaska, Montana or Idaho, our financial specialists can help you find out if you qualify for Seattle Children's financial assistance.
For more information, please see Financial Counseling.