Facility fees If you receive services at a hospital (also referred to as a medical center) or at an outpatient clinic or other location that is clinically integrated into the hospital, you will receive a bill for "facility fees" for the services, in addition to a bill for the professional fees for the services. Facility fees are charged for hospital stays, some clinic visits, and services such as X-rays, lab tests and therapies. Clinics located miles away from a main hospital campus may still be considered part of the hospital.
Professional fees Your professional fees bill covers the professional fees for services performed by physicians or other healthcare providers. This will include care you received directly as well as interpretation of your medical and diagnostic tests. Professional fees are billed by UW Physicians (UWP) or Northwest Physicians.
Laboratory fees If you receive laboratory services at a UW Medicine location that charges a facility fee, you will not receive a separate bill for your lab work because the facility bill includes the charges for the lab work. If you receive laboratory services at a UW Neighborhood Clinic, you will be billed separately for lab services because UW Neighborhood Clinics and Hall Health do not charge a facility fee.