VCU Health is dedicated to providing quality care and charge transparency to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care.
Consumer Guide to Health Care Prices
Provided by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), this downloadable guide provides information for consumers on how to:
- Get answers to healthcare pricing questions
- Compare prices for a particular service among providers
- Better understand, plan, and manage your out-of-pocket healthcare cost
Download Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide
Compare Virginia Hospital Pricing
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) Virginia PricePoint resource provides information and comparisons on Virginia hospitals’ quality, pricing and financial assistance information and promotes consumer/hospital interaction.
Learn more from Virginia PricePoint
Request an Out-of-Pocket Estimate for Services
Charges are only one component of the cost of your care. The amount you actually owe, or your cost, depends not only on what the hospital or physician charges, but on your individual health plan coverage. Benefits can differ greatly from plan to plan. Your cost is further affected by deductibles and copayments required under your plan. An option to obtain your specific financial responsibility for services would be to contact your insurance plan directly.
To assist you in making an educated decision based on your healthcare cost, VCU Health provides estimates by request for scheduled procedures. Please call (804) 828-0966 to receive an estimate of hospital and physician cost for your upcoming procedure. Please provide the below information when calling:
- First and Last Name
- Phone number
- Date of scheduled procedure
- Specific service or procedure to be provided
- Insurance information such as card holder name, date of birth and plan ID number
Patients will be billed for all actual physician and hospital charges, whether those charges are greater or less than an estimated amount provided. Estimates reflect historical standards and are subject to change at any point. Please understand that in many cases it is impossible to predict the final charges as there may be items or services that cannot be foreseen.