Understanding Your Bill


We know that hospital billing can be confusing, so we want to make our billing process and policies as clear as possible so you know what to expect.  Your bill from South Nassau Communities Hospital may be broken down into, and include charges from the following areas:

  • Inpatient Services
  • Emergency Room Services
  • Ambulatory Surgery Services
  • Clinic Services
  • Referred Ambulatory Services (e.g., radiation oncology, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, mammography)

Within each of these services, you may see charges for two separate components:

  1. The Professional Component. This is the doctor's bill. These services will be billed by the physician or by another entity with the physician's authorization.
  2. The Technical Component. This is the hospital bill and includes the charges of those services -- excluding the physician's work - such as room and board, nursing services, services of technical personnel, pharmacy, supplies and equipment.

There are other professional bills that a patient may receive that are separate from the above, such as those for anesthesiology, or an ambulance trip.

It is not unusual for multiple bills to be generated from a single hospital visit - and not all professional bills are handled by the hospital.

While most bills will tell you where to call should you have a question, if you are not sure, you may call our departments for:

  • Hospital Outpatient Billing - 516-255-1500
  • Hospital Inpatient Billing - 516-255-1550

Physician Billing - if you receive a physician bill and have a question, please call the telephone number on your bill or see a quick reference below:

  • North American Partners in Anesthesia, LLP, 68 South Service Rd, Suite 350, Melville, NY 11747
    516-626-6366
  • Center for Women’s Imaging, 440 Merrick Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-255-8220
  • Island Emergency Medical Services, PC, P.O. Box 74655, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4655
    877-716-2447
  • South Nassau Neonatology, PC, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-255-1600
  • Radiological Associates of Long Island, PC, 185 Merrick Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-766-6550
  • South Nassau Radiological Practice, PC, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-632-3920
  • South Nassau Physician Practice, PC, One S. Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
    516-632-3350
  • South Nassau Primary Medical Care, PC, 2750 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
    516-409-2000
  • South Nassau Family Medicine, PC, 196 Merrick Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-255-8400
  • South Nassau Medical Group, PC – Cardiology, 253 Broadway, Lynbrook, NY 11563
    516-596-6100
  • South Nassau Medical Group, PC – Vascular, 77 N. Centre Ave., Suite 208, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    516-764-5455
  • South Nassau Physicians, PC, One S. Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580|
    516-632-3350
  • South Nassau Medical Group, PC – Family Practice, 185 Merrick Road, Suite B, Lynbrook, NY 11563
    516-887-0077
  • South Nassau Medical Group, PC –Internal Medicine/Endo, 155 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520
    516-379-3139
  • South Nassau Medical Group, PC – Cardiology, 123 Grove Ave., Suite 216, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
    516-569-5200
  • South Nassau OB/GYN, PC, One South Central Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580
    516-763-7820
  • South Nassau Cardiovascular Practice, PC, 1200 West Broadway, Suite 5, Hewlett, NY 11557
    516-887-7000
  • South Nassau Oncology, PC, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
    516-746-4711
  • South Nassau Oncology Practice, PC, 2209 Merrick Rd, Suite 101, Merrick, NY 11566
    516-546-5000
  • South Nassau Oncology Practice, PC, 242 Merrick Rd, Suite 302, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    516-536-1455
  • Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, 1728 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick, NY 11566; 36 Lincoln Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570; 444 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, NY 11563
    516-536-2800

To learn more about health care prices, download the PDF, “Understanding Healthcare Prices,” a New York State consumer guide: in English or in Spanish.

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