Billing and Insurance


What a Hospital Bill Covers

A hospital bill covers the cost of your room, meals, 24-hour nursing care, laboratory work, tests, medication, therapy, and the services of hospital employees. You will receive a separate bill from your doctors for their professional services. If you have questions about these separate bills, please call the number printed on each statement.

To make payment on a bill, you may pay your bill online, visit our Patient Financial Services Department, or call (337) 527-4232.

If You Have Health Insurance

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) will submit bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to expedite your claim. You should remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company and that you have the final responsibility for payment of your hospital bill.

If You Do Not Have Health Insurance

WCCH will provide information to help you apply for medical assistance programs. Program availability is based on Medicaid income and eligibility guidelines.

For Self-Pay Patients

The Patient Financial Services Department will send statements for payment of self-pay accounts. You will receive two to three billing statements over a 90-day period to obtain a payment or to make payment arrangements. If payment arrangements are not established and no payment is made during the 90-day period, the account will be placed with a collection agency. If you need an itemized statement of your account or if you have questions about your billing statement, you may contact the Patient Financial Services Department at (337) 527-4232.

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