Hospital Services and Charges
Our Hospital Services and Charges list is a comprehensive listing of items that could be billed to a patient, payer or healthcare provider. Persons interested in estimating the cost of future care or comparing similar services of various hospitals should consider the following additional information. The hospital charges on this list are the amounts set before any discounts. Hospitals are required by the federal government to utilize uniform charges as the starting point for all bills. The prices on this list are for Hospital services only. Hospital services typically include charges for admission to or use of the facility, its infrastructure, and its equipment and the services of its personnel, such as nurses and technicians.
Hospital charges typically do not include physician services or the necessary services of other providers, such as personnel retained by the physician, or the services of outside facilities. Patients will be responsible for these other charges in addition to the hospital charges. Hospital charges are based on what type of care is actually provided and can differ from patient to patient for the same service. The differences between patients are related to complications or varying treatments needed due to the patient's health.
A patient's responsibility may vary, depending on payment plans negotiated with individual health insurers, or the terms of coverage under a governmental or other healthcare payment program. Many patients who seek hospital charge information are interested in knowing their potential out-of-pocket financial responsibility. This is an opportunity to have important conversations regarding finances. Those with health insurance can be directed to contact their health plan for specific financial obligations. Those without health insurance will be provided information related to the hospital's financial assistance policy, and any prompt pay or other discounts that could be applied.
Persons interested in requesting an estimate for hospital services may contact Patient Financial Assistance at (813) 844-8084 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tampa General Hospital has experts available to assist you with a more accurate estimate for hospital services. If you would prefer to request an estimate online, click here to fill out the request an estimate for hospital services form. For questions about your Tampa General Hospital bill, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Patient Financial Services at (813) 844-7291, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MyChart users can also submit billing questions via their MyChart account by clicking 'Billing' and then 'See Account Detail' where users will see an option to send a customer service request). If you do not have a MyChart account, click here to request an activation code and get started.
Tampa General Hospital is committed to provide needed treatment for all patients regardless of ability to pay. Most payers have communicated they will cover 100% of the testing cost however patients should contact their insurance company for the most up-to-date information. If you do not currently have insurance coverage or your insurance is non participating with TGH we have established a standard COVID-19 test cash price of $100. Note that this pricing is for the COVID-19 testing only and does not cover additional services or treatment for the disease. You must have a valid physicians order to receive a COVID-19 test.
Federal regulations require all hospitals to post detailed information about the charges for various services and supplies that could be billed to a patient’s account along with the payer specific negotiated rates for these items/services. These payer negotiated rates do not take into account specific elements of your plan and personal healthcare consumption – you will likely pay only a portion of these rates via deductibles, co-payments, or co-insurance. Patients without insurance are often eligible for charity care, payment plans, or cash discounts and adjusted for household income and family size.
These documents are not a guarantee of what you will be charged. Your actual charges may differ from the estimated charges for many reasons, including the seriousness of your medical condition, actual time the procedure takes place, as well as the services and supplies that you receive.
We encourage patients estimating their out-of-pocket expenses to use our Price Estimator Tool. For additional billing questions, please email email@example.com or call Patient Financial Assistance at (813) 844-8084, Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
Note that Tampa General Hospital shall not be liable for any difference between charges listed in the price lists and the final bill for services.