The Billing Process: What You Need to Know
Thank you for choosing Valley Presbyterian Hospital for your health care
needs. It is our mission to improve the overall health and well-being
of the community we serve.
Before you receive a bill, Valley Presbyterian Hospital will bill your
insurance carrier for services provided in our facility. You may receive
a bill for the following types of services:
- Hospital services – services rendered at our facility
- Professional services – services rendered by physicians or other
health care professionals.
- Services rendered by contracted providers – these may include certain
doctors, ambulance companies, labs and any other service providers that
are separate business entities with their own billing and accounting procedures.
If you receive services provided by contracted providers, such as surgeons,
radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologists, please be aware that
you will be billed separately by the physician's billing office as they are
not employees or agents of the hospital. If you receive a bill from a contracted
provider and have questions about your charges, it is best to contact
You may receive statements in the mail summarizing the services you received
at our facility, but you are not required to make a payment until your
portion of the services are determined and a bill is sent to you. In addition,
you may receive a letter from Valley Presbyterian Hospital if your insurance
company needs more information to process your claim.
If you have any questions regarding statements or bills received, please
Patient Financial Services Department 818.902.2913. We will be happy to assist in any way possible.
Bills from Contracted Providers
Many doctors, ambulance companies, and labs are separate businesses with
their own billing and account procedures. Contracted providers may or
may not participate in the same health insurance plans or offer the same
financial options as the hospital, including financial assistance. If
you receive a bill from a contracted provider and have questions, please
contact them directly.
After Your Bill Has Been Processed by Your Insurance
You will receive a statement from Valley Presbyterian Hospital showing
the final amount you are responsible for once your insurance company had
responded with its payment or coverage information. Patients who are insured,
but who do not have 100% insurance coverage will be presented with financial
options for paying the remaining balance after insurance payment has been
Charges for Services
To help patients understand what their potential financial liability might
be for services they obtain at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and to enable
patients to compare charges for similar services across hospitals, we
provide a list of standard charges in a machine-readable format.
Click here to download our 2018 Chargemaster. We also provide the standard charges
for each diagnosis-related group.
Click here to download the FY2018 DRG.
How to Pay Your Hospital Bill
Patients have several payment options, including cash, check or credit
card. Patients may submit their payment by phone, mail or by visiting
us in-person. To submit by phone, call
You also may mail payments to our lockbox address:
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
P.O. Box 840417
Los Angeles, CA 90084-0417
You also may visit our facility and submit payment in person; office hours
are Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM.