Billing Information

Accommodation & Insurance Claims

Semi-private (two beds/room) and private rooms cannot be guaranteed at the time of admission. Every effort is made to transfer patients upon availability to their preferred accommodation.

Patients occupying a private room could be transferred if there are no other rooms available for patients who need to be isolated because of medical conditions.

There is no extra charge for occupying a ward (four beds per room) if the patient has a valid health card (O.H.I.P.).

Upon admission, if a private or a semi-private room is requested, the following information must be presented and completed:

  • insurance policy card (insurer’s name, group number, identification, division, other).
  • patient, family member or guardian’s signature on the Responsibility for Payment form.

If the insurance information is not provided, a five-day deposit in the form of cash, certified cheque or credit card will be required.

It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure the following:

  • active status of insurance policy
  • knowledge of the type of coverage by insurer (semi-private, private room)
  • percentage covered by insurer

If the patient does not have full coverage for preferred accommodations, the patient will be responsible for paying the balance to the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

The daily fee for special accommodations is as follows:

This information is subject to change

Ward:

Ontario resident nil (if active OHIP card)
Out-of-province, Canadian resident nil (if active provincial health card)
Non-resident $3,134 per day for ward coverage ($7,102 per day CCU)

 

Semi-private room:

Canadian resident An additional cost of $220 per day above ward rate
Non-resident $3,354 per day

 

Private room:

Canadian resident An additional cost of $245 per day above ward rate
Non-resident $3,779 per day

 

Ambulance services:

Ontario Ministry of Health Ambulance Fee Requirements

Ontario Residents

Why do I pay for ambulance services?

Ontario residents having a valid Ontario health card and receiving ambulance transportation deemed medically necessary are required, under Ontario legislation, to pay the billing institution (North Bay Regional Health Centre) an ambulance co-payment of $45.00 unless falling into one of the Special Exemption categories listed below:

  • the person receives benefits under the Ontario Works Act, the Ontario Disability Support Program Act or the Family Benefits Act
  • the person receives provincial social assistance (general welfare assistance or family benefits)

(Proof of either of the above exemptions must be provided to the North Bay Regional Health Centre – Finance Office located behind Switchboard in the Main East Lobby.)

Other exemptions include the following:

  • the person is being transferred from one health facility to another for insured, medically necessary treatment
  • the person is enrolled in the Ministry’s Home Care Program
  • the person is living in one of the following facilities licensed or approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care:
    • nursing home
    • home for the aged
    • rest home
    • home for special care
    • home or residence for psychiatric patients

When an Ontario resident with a valid health card is transported within Ontario by ambulance, and the receiving hospital physician or designate deems the use of an ambulance medically unnecessary, the ambulance transportation is not insured under the Ontario Health Insurance Act and the patient must pay the billing institution (North Bay Regional Health Centre) $240. When an Ontario resident without a valid health card is transported within Ontario by ambulance, the patient must pay the billing institution  (North Bay Regional Health Centre) $240.  Only upon providing proof of a valid Ontario health card will the bill be reduced to the ambulance co-payment of $45.

Non-Ontario residents

What if I am a visitor to Ontario from another province, or from another country?

You are responsible for an ambulance service charge of $240 for each ambulance service rendered.

Note: If you require any further information please call the Ontario Ministry of Health or visit the website at www.health.gov.on.ca and search for ambulance.

Procedures and miscellaneous supplies and equipment not covered by OHIP:

The following is a sample of certain supplies and procedures that are not covered by OHIP:

Supplies

  • fiberglass casts
  • splints
  • boots
  • crutches
  • walkers

Procedures

  • wart removal
  • earlobe repair
  • tattoo removal
  • acne repair
  • reversal of vasectomy or tubal ligation
  • blepharoplasty
  • cortisone injections
  • varicose veins
  • circumcision
  • wisdom teeth removal
  • rhinoplasty
  • facelifts

For more information, please visit the following bulletin #4306 under the MOH’s website:
http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/4000/bul4603.pdf

This information is subject to change.

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705.474.8600

Sudbury

680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705.675.9193
Fax: 705.675.6817

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