Healthcare Cost Transparency and Affordability
NorthBay Health believes that knowing what healthcare costs can help our patients make informed decisions about their care. To aid in this effort, NorthBay Health publishes our hospital charge information annually and provides a cost estimator tool for common hospital tests and procedures.
The amounts listed in the chargemaster represent the usual and customary charges billed and services described within and are not necessarily an estimate of amounts due.
We would be happy to walk you through the expected costs and how much you may be responsible for paying depending on your insurance coverage and deductible.
For a more detailed estimate of the out-of-pocket costs associated with services please contact your health insurance plan, or call us at (707) 646-3490.
Please note: we do not provide estimates for Emergency Department services.
OSHPD Hospital Chargemasters
A hospital charge description master, also known as a chargemaster or CDM, contains the prices of all services, goods, and procedures for which a separate charge exists. It is used to generate a patient’s bill. As required by the Payers’ Bill of Rights, each hospital is required to submit a copy of its chargemaster, a list of average charges for 25 common outpatient procedures and the estimated percentage change in gross revenue due to price changes each July 1.
Download the hospital chargemaster file. Please note that the amounts reflected on the chargemaster file do not reflect the actual costs that insurance companies pay for medical services, nor do they reflect the discounts for which patients without insurance would be eligible.
Use the link below to go to our cost estimator tool for non-emergency medical services. The cost estimator will use your current insurance and policy information to estimate your personal benefit levels at the time of your request and provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.