Pricing & Estimates
While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our price estimates, the costs associated with diagnostic testing and medical care vary, depending on the medical needs and circumstances of the individual.
Since we can’t anticipate all the charges associated with a course of treatment, we can’t determine the exact total cost of a procedure in advance. As a result, the final bill may differ from the estimate provided. El Camino Hospital makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of the pricing information posted here and shall not be held liable for any inaccuracies.
How We Obtain Our Estimates
We obtain data from the most recent year to determine pricing on our most common procedures and inpatient stays. The estimates provided include only charges related to your hospital bill. Doctors and other clinicians who provide services will bill you separately. These may include separate bills from:
- Anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other specialists.
- Independent lab and radiology services — those not directly associated with El Camino Hospital, but which may be used by your doctor.
If you have questions about those bills, please call the telephone numbers on their statements for assistance.
Out-of-Pocket Expense Estimates
The portion of your bill that’s your responsibility is commonly referred to as your out-of-pocket expense, which varies from person to person and depends on individual insurance policies.
Request a Confidential Estimate
El Camino Hospital can provide you with a free, confidential estimate for any diagnostic test or medical procedure performed at the hospital, including tests and procedures not listed on our website.
You can request an estimate using our online request form or by:
- Calling an El Camino Hospital patient pricing representative at 650-988-8275.
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow two business days for a response.
A Description of Hospital Charges
The lists of standard charges published on this website represent the pricing information for medical items and services that we are displaying in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Price Transparency Rule. The display of pricing information under this rule does not necessarily reflect your out-of-pocket financial responsibility for your hospital visit, for several reasons, including but not limited to the following. The information reflects prices paid by your insurer for services provided during your hospital visit, which will not necessarily reflect your share of the costs of these services under the particular terms of your health plan. In addition, the actual medical items and services that are furnished to you during your visit may vary from what is anticipated in your initial plan of care. You may also receive services from physicians or practitioners who are not employed by this hospital; the price for services from these professionals would not be reflected in these listings.
These listings do not guarantee coverage, benefits, or payments. Your financial liability may vary based on the particular terms of your insurance policy and the status of your health insurance benefits (i.e., deductibles, out of pocket maximum, co-insurance, and copays) at the time you receive care. Your eligibility, and the amount, of your coverage is ultimately determined by your health insurance provider.
We encourage the use of our price estimator tool or please contact an El Camino Health patient pricing representative at (650) 988-8275 to obtain more specific information regarding your potential financial liability.
- El Camino Hospital Standard Charges (.xlsx)
- El Camino Hospital Standard Charges (.csv)
To view information about hospital charges across the state visit the OSHPD website.