Billing & Insurance

Thank you for choosing Bellingham Ambulatory Surgery Center for your surgery. We strive to make your experience a pleasant and efficient one.

A discussion of financial matters can be an uncomfortable experience and no one likes surprises. “We work hard to inform our patients of their financial obligations as early as possible. We verify patient eligibility, benefits and any necessary authorization or pre-certification. Prior to surgery, we notify patients of our best estimate of what they will owe.

The Bellingham Ambulatory Surgery Center collects any co-payment, unmet deductibles, and co-insurance amounts on the day of surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or contact our business office at (360) 671-6933. Please note that co-insurance amounts collected are an ESTIMATE; your total financial obligation will be determined by your insurance company and will appear on the explanation of benefits (EOB). If our estimated amount is less, we will bill you the difference. If our estimated amount is more, we will refund you the difference.

We encourage you to also contact your surgeon, anesthesia group (Bellingham Anesthesia Associates) and your insurance company if you have any questions about your financial obligations. In addition, please make sure to verify that your insurance company has authorized/pre-certified your surgery.

You will be receiving a bill from:

Bellingham Ambulatory Surgery Center

If you do not have insurance, you are responsible for the entire all surgeon, facility and anesthesia fees. You will need to arrange payment with each entity separately. The surgery center cannot accept payment on behalf of another entity. We will call you prior to surgery with the amount due on the day of surgery. Checks should be made payable to Bellingham Ambulatory Surgery Center. We accept cash, check, Visa and Mastercard. We will leave a message on your home phone in order to make sure you have this information. If you have other financial questions, please feel free to call us at (360) 671-6933. We hope this information is helpful in assisting you to plan for your visit to the surgery center. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate any additional stress in this area. Once again, please feel free to call us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.