Understanding Health Care Pricing
At Southeast Georgia Health System, we understand the challenges and barriers
the health care market poses. To make your health care experience easier,
we continuously work to provide resources that may help you manage your
health care expenses, feel confident in your choice for care, and understand
how to best use your insurance plan benefits.
Patient Price Estimator
As a service to our patients, we offer financial information about upcoming
procedures, including cost estimates. This information allows you to determine
your estimated out-of-pocket financial responsibility for anticipated
care and recovery. At a time when your focus should be on your health,
we want to relieve any concerns you may have about insurance coverage,
out-of-pocket costs, payment options, and the management of health care
HFMA Consumer Guides
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has developed patient-friendly
consumer guides to assist you and we are pleased to make these resources
available. We believe HFMA’s consumer guides are excellent resources
offering a wide variety of information to help you understand the costs
associated with your care.
Consumer Guide to Health Care Prices-English
Consumer Guide to Health Care Prices-Spanish
Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills - English
Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills - Spanish
In compliance with the national mandates for pricing transparency, Southeast
Georgia Health System is providing our Standard Chargemaster Price List
and Average Charges for Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG). While we will
post updates to these files annually, the pricing information may not
reflect the most current charge items or charge amounts, as additions
and changes to the chargemaster are necessary for a variety of reasons.
Healthcare billing is complex and it is important for you, as the consumer,
to understand standard charges may not be a relevant starting point for
estimating the cost you may incur during an episode of care, nor do they
represent what the hospital is actually paid.
Southeast Georgia Health System’s charges are the same for every
patient. However, a patient's individual out of pocket responsibility
will vary depending on their health insurance, benefit plans, applicable
discounts, and the services provided. The actual cost of your care may
be higher or lower based on factors specific to your visit, such as your
length of stay in the hospital, the complexity of your medical condition,
and services ordered by your physician(s).
The pricing information on our website contains only hospital charges and
does not include charges for physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists,
anesthesiologists or other professional services provided in conjunction
with a hospital service.
Uninsured or underinsured patients should consult with our financial counselors
to determine whether they qualify for discounts, financial assistance
or government-assisted health insurance programs.
Price Transparency Machine Readable File
To download the machine-readable pricing file, click the link below. Patients
are encouraged to use our price estimator to obtain pricing information
for commonly purchased healthcare services. If the price estimator does
not provide information for the care you need, the information may be
available in the machine-readable pricing file below, or you may contact
our Financial Assistance Department.
Standard Chargemaster Price List
Average Charges by Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG)
Contact Us for Information and Assistance
Information about patient estimates, payment arrangements and our Financial
Assistance Program is available through the
Financial Assistance Department:
Brunswick Campus, call 912-466-1015 or visit a Financial Counselor located
on the main floor, adjacent to the Admissions Office.
Camden Campus, call 912-576-6109 or visit a Financial Counselor located
on the main floor in the Admissions Office.