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Paying for your Healthcare Services

The Health Quest hospitals and their affiliates participate in many health plan networks.  You can find a listing of the plans in which they participate here.  Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether the Health Quest affiliate participates in the specific plan you are covered by.  While this list will tell you if the HQ Affiliate does not participate in all of the health plan’s products, please reach out to your insurer for the most complete information about your specific plan.

It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive at any of the hospitals are not included in the hospital’s charges.  Physicians who provide services at any of the hospitals may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by a Health Quest affiliate.  Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital.  You should check with the physician arranging your services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians employed by a Health Quest affiliate can be found here and contact information can be found in the physician’s directory.

You should also check with the physician arranging for your services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care.  Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed.  Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by a Health Quest hospital and it’s Affiliates are likely to be needed, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists.  Contact information for these physicians is available in the physicians' directory. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.

If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available. Contact our Financial Assistance Office at 845-475-9940.

Hospital Charges for the facilities of Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. If you have any questions about your financial responsibility, please call 845-475-9940.