Billing & Insurance

Need Health Insurance?
Do you or anyone in your family need health insurance?

Would you like to know if you are eligible for no or low-cost health insurance?

If so, call Stony Brook University Hospital HealthConnect® at (631) 444-4000 to have a Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus Enroller contact you.

Our Enroller will:

  • Describe the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid programs' benefits;
  • Help determine your eligibility for these health insurance programs; and
  • Assist you, if you are eligible, in completing your applications for these programs.

Website Helps Uninsured Secure Health Insurance: www.coverage4healthcare.com


Your Hospital Bill
Click here to view an example of a Stony Brook University Hospital bill. As you roll your cursor or mouse over the bill a description of each section will appear. If you have received one of these bills and have questions about it, you can call (631) 444-4151 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm).

Prior Approval and the Pre-Authorization Process
If you have managed care insurance and wish to be seen at Stony Brook University Hospital you must obtain a referral from your Primary Care Physician. Some services, for example Radiology and Therapy services, may require pre-authorization from your insurance company prior to your patient visit, test or procedure. You should refer to your insurance handbook or speak to your insurance carrier regarding pre-authorization policy and procedure.

Financial Assistance

Stony Brook University Hospital has a Financial Assistance Program to assist patients who have a limited income, no health insurance, or are underinsured and have difficulty paying for services provided.  The Hospital’s financial assistance program provides discounts to qualifying individuals based on income.  Patient whose income is below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for a discount.

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Family Size 400%
 1  $48,560
2 $65,840
3 $83,120
4 $100,400
5 $117,680
6 $134,960
7 $152,240
8 $169,520

 

If you believe you may qualify please contact the Financial Aid Unit at 631-444-4331 for an application. Financial assistance applications may also be obtained at the cashier in the Emergency Department, the main cashier on Level 5 of the Hospital or at the Patient Accounts Office at 31 Research Way in East Setauket.

The Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program is not intended to be a substitute for available insurance coverage. If you are currently covered by an insurance plan please forward the information to our Customer Service staff at 631-444-4151 to ensure your insurance is billed appropriately.

In addition, you may be eligible for insurance coverage under the Medicaid program. Medicaid is a federal and state funded program that provides medical assistance to low income residents or those on public assistance. Please call your nearest Suffolk County Department of Social Services Medicaid Center to request a Medicaid application.

Riverhead Center: 631-689-8333

Hauppauge Center: 631-853-8730

If you cannot pay your bill, regardless of whether you qualify for Medicaid or financial assistance, you may be eligible for a payment plan. Please call 631-689-8333 to speak to a representative to establish a payment plan.