Important Information About Price Estimates
Hospital (Medical Center) Estimates
Below are estimated prices for the most common minor surgical procedures performed on an outpatient basis at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center and their associated facilities. These estimated prices are only for the facility portion of a patient bill and do not include professional fees charged by physicians and other healthcare providers. For estimated prices at Northwest Hospital, please call 206.368.1719 with your request. A Northwest Hospital financial counselor will respond within one business day. For estimated prices at Valley Medical Center, please contact the Financial Advocate Department at 425.656.5599 or access our Price Estimate website at valleymed.org/estimate.
To obtain a pre-service estimated average price for services or procedures not listed below, please contact the
clinic or location where the services are provided. You may request an estimated average price for the facility portion and professional portion of the services or procedures you expect to receive.
You will be billed separately by the UW Physicians (UWP) for the professional part of the procedure. The information provided below is only an estimate for the specific procedures listed. Many factors will influence the actual amount you will be billed, including whether the practitioner finds it necessary to perform more, fewer, or different procedures at the time of service. There may also be radiology, laboratory, pathology and other services required that will result in additional charges.
Although all are part of the UW Medicine enterprise health system, each of the UW Medicine entities is a separate business with its own employees, budget and expense structure. For this reason, the prices of services can and do differ among the entities.
If your procedure is covered by insurance benefits, the insurance company will decide the amount you are responsible for paying. Your actual final financial responsibility will likely vary greatly from the estimated price.
In order to understand the full impact of patient financial responsibility, it is important that you coordinate with your insurance company once the practitioner has identified the procedures likely to be performed.
Patients who do not have insurance coverage or are unable to pay the patient responsibility portion of their bill, and who meet certain income criteria, may qualify for
financial assistance. UW Medicine staff can also help patients apply for public health insurance programs such as Medicaid or Washington State Health Insurance.
UW Neighborhood Clinic Estimates
Can I get an estimate of what my visit will cost?
Yes, at UW Neighborhood Clinics, information about the estimated charges* for your health services is available upon request by asking at the front desk or calling the appointment line at 206.520.5000.
* Any estimates provided are not exact because we cannot know in advance the type and amount of care you and your provider will decide is needed. Your charges will depend on the actual services you receive.