A UC Davis Health financial counselor is available to answer your questions about insurance coverage. They can also answer questions about financial assistance programs that you may be eligible for.
You may be eligible to receive benefits through programs such as Medi-Cal, California Children’s Services, Medicare, the county Medically Indigent Services Program, or a charity care discount program. You may be eligible if:
To meet with a financial counselor:
Staff at either number can provide more information, and applications for the Medi-Cal program and our charity care discount program.
In addition, UC Davis patients who are eligible for State Disability Insurance (SDI) may request help with completing disability application forms and obtaining necessary medical documents. This help involves a $10 fee. For information call 916-734-2293 (4-2293 on a hospital phone) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UC Davis Health’s patient financial assistance page contains more information on our Financial Assistance (Charity Care) program, including
Daily hospital charges include fees for your:
Charges are based on your room type and the amount of care you need.
Other parts of your hospital bill may include:
We generally bill your insurance company or health plan within two weeks after your discharge. Once your insurance company pays its portion, you will be billed for:
If you are hospitalized for more than four weeks, we may bill your insurance company at two or more intervals.
Charges for professional services provided by your physicians (such as hospitalists, anesthesiologists and ancillary professionals) will also be billed separately to your insurance company, Medi-Cal, Medicare, or your primary care physician’s medical group.
Once your insurance company or health plan pays its portion, you will receive one monthly statement that will include any hospital and/or physicians’ fees. The statement will show balances such as co-pays, deductibles, or services not covered by your insurance. Any charges not paid by your insurance carrier are your responsibility.
If you have questions about billing, insurance or financial arrangements, please call using the numbers below.
Note: For all email communications with UC Davis Health’s Patient Billing Customer Service Department, patients must first read and sign this email consent form (PDF) and send it to email@example.com.
If you are an inpatient and have questions before you leave the hospital.
If you are an inpatient and have questions about physicians’ fees while in the hospital. Or if you are an outpatient and have questions.