Call for an Estimate

The best way to get an accurate estimate

Apply for Financial Assistance

You may qualify even if you have insurance

We understand medical bills can be difficult to understand or pay. We can help you estimate your planned healthcare expenses so you’ll know what to expect.  The best way to get an accurate picture of what you’ll pay is to call us at 828-262-4111. This way, we can consider factors like insurance coverage, self-pay, diagnosis, financial assistance, and more. 


Advance_directiveWhat you will need:

In order to get the most accurate estimate of your portion of the bill, we will need the following information:

  • CPT code from the provider who ordered the service
  • Up-to-date insurance information


Your estimate may NOT include:

  • Cost of outside physician professional fees such as anesthesia, radiology, emergency room physicians and/or pathology.
  • Pharmacy pricing estimates are available upon request. Pricing formulas depend on the specific dose amount, among other factors.
  • Any other services or tests done in addition to the original orders

You may receive additional costs or bills from these providers and/or services.


Why do healthcare estimates vary?

Estimates for outpatient procedures may vary based on a variety of items such as

  • Time in the Operating Room
  • Cost of medical supplies
  • Pharmacy costs
  • Multiple views or procedures on same visit


A list of healthcare charges for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

The “chargemaster” is a list of our charges before insurance, discounts, or financial assistance are considered. You can download the Chargemaster below.

We offer self-pay discounts, financial assistance and insurance contract rates not listed in the chargemaster. Please call 828-262-4111 to get the most accurate estimate of the patient’s responsibility of the charges.



Billing and Insurance

Help with billing, paying online, applying for financial assistance, or learning about discounts and payment plans can be found here.

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Insurance Information

It is your responsibility to be aware if your carrier is in or out-of-network with us and if they have any exclusions, benefits, co-insurance, co-payment and deductibles outlined in your plan.

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Financial Assistance

We understand medical bills are often unplanned and can be difficult to understand or pay. ARHS has Patient Financial Advocates who are professionally trained to assist with your financial questions. We also offer help identifying other programs, discounts, and services for which you may qualify.

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