Brookdale Hospital Medical Center is a participating provider in many health plan networks. You can find a list of the plans in which we participate on our Insurance page. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether we participate in your specific plan. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of the health plan's products.
It is also important for you to know that some of the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital's charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent, voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation for physicians employed by the hospital can be found on our Insurance page. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists, to provide service at the hospital. Contact information for the physician groups the hospital has contracted with is available on our Physician Directory. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans and products they participate in.
You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by us are likely to be needed, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists. Contact information for these physicians is available in our Physician Directory. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available by contacting the hospital's Patient Financial Services customer service at 718-240-6361.
If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for financial assistance to pay your hospital or physician bills. Information about financial assistance is available here or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at 718-240-5240.