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Financial information

If you have private insurance

We will bill your insurance company for your hospital stay provided that we have the necessary information.

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Please bring your insurance card with you. Most insurance companies have certain requirements that must be met before they are able to pay your bill. These requirements include:

  • Authorization of your stay. Your insurance must authorize your stay before you are admitted to the hospital. If this is not done by you or your physician, your insurance benefits might not cover your full stay.
  • Adding your baby to your policy. Most insurance companies require that you add your baby to the policy within 30 days of birth.
  • Treatment by a participating provider. Many insurance companies require that you are treated only by a “participating provider.” Check with your health care provider and insurance company about this.

It’s a good idea to call your insurance company early in your pregnancy to find out about their specific requirements and to discuss covered benefits in your policy.

All hospital bills are due and payable 90 days from discharge, regardless of whether your insurance has paid. You may make other arrangements by calling a Salem Health financial counselor at 503-814-2455


If you don't have insurance

If you are pregnant and do not have insurance, contact Oregon MothersCare at 971-673-0252. We will help you enroll in the Oregon Health Plan or another insurance, if eligible, and help you find prenatal care if needed. We also offer financial assistance — learn more.

If you are a member of the Oregon Health Plan

Your baby has automatic coverage under your grant. However, you must add the baby to your grant within 30 days.

Contact your caseworker as soon as possible after discharge. You are responsible for the baby’s bill until eligibility is confirmed.

If you have questions

At Salem Health, we work hard to provide our patients with the best care at the lowest possible cost.

If you have questions about estimated prices for maternity services or questions about your financial responsibilities, please call 503-814-2455. We’ll be glad to talk with you and help you find the resources you need.

For more information about financial arrangements, please visit Salem Health’s main billing and insurance page.