In preparation for your visit to Swedish Medical Center, International Patient Services will consult with you or your representative to discuss the services you require.
After your Swedish physician team has evaluated your medical records and determined a care plan, we will create a detailed cost estimate that explains all fees and services.
- Significant discounts off all of our medical services
- Package pricing for bundled procedures that includes hospital costs, and physician and supporting health-care services
- Cost estimates for Private pay procedures that include hospital services only
Advance deposit: In advance of your arrival, we will require a deposit equal to the cost estimate. We accept payment by credit card, check (in U.S. dollars) and wire transfer.
Once we have received your deposit and registered you with International Patient Services, we will assume responsibility for paying the bills associated with your care while you are at Swedish, including bills for medical services that are not part of Swedish for bundled packages. For private pay packages, we will apply the cost estimate to your hospital bill and provide contact information for other billing providers that can assist with account resolution. For private pay procedures, we will provide a letter outlining the hospital charges and maximum hospital discount applied.
After you have returned home and we have paid all of your medical bills, we will send you a letter explaining each charge and payment.