How and When Do I Pay for Treatment in the Emergency Department?

You will receive a bill from Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for the services provided in the Emergency Department. In addition, you will receive a separate bill from the Emergency Department physician and any other physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, pathologists or radiologists involved in your care. Most insurance providers require payment of a co-pay for emergency care and the bill is initially submitted to the patient's insurance company. The patient is then responsible for the balance due after the insurance provider's payment is received.