Cost of Care Estimates

Request an Estimate

To request an estimate on the cost of services, please contact our Patient Estimates Team via e-mail at CottageEstimates@sbch.org, or call 805-879-8909. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

At Cottage Health we wish to support our patients by providing resources to assist with cost of care questions. We are proud to be recognized for “Five Star” high-quality care by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and we want to help you access services and receive the quality care you need.

Customized estimates are available to help you predict your out-of-pocket cost for care. To best serve you, please have the following information available:

  • Description of services —a description of the medical service you are seeking or the CPT procedure code, which can be obtained from your referring physician
  • Insurance information – type of insurance, for example, PPO, HMO, Medicare, Medicaid / MediCal (CenCal, Gold Coast, etc.), or self-pay, as well as other information available on your insurance card

The pricing information provided is a best estimate based upon the information we currently have available at the time of the request and is not a guarantee of what the final charges will be.

Many factors impact the final charges billed for your services. Variables include the length of time spent in surgery or recovery, specific equipment used, supplies and medications required, additional tests ordered by the physician, or any special care that may be required during the course of the service.

For a customized estimate, please contact our Patient Estimates Team at 805-879-8909 or email CottageEstimates@sbch.org. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Interest free payment plans are available and can be established even prior to your service. We also offer a generous financial assistance program. More information regarding financial assistance can be accessed at www.cottagehealth.org/FAP.

For detailed information regarding prices by procedure, you may also refer to our list of costs. These costs do not reflect contractual rates for insurances or rates applied for individuals without insurance. For this reason, these prices are not an estimate of the out of pocket costs associated with our services.

We look forward to serving you.