Pricing Transparency

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford recognizes the importance of patients’ access to information and is committed to helping patients make informed decisions regarding the out-of-pocket cost of their care.

As of January 1, 2021, under the new CMS Pricing Transparency rule, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford offers a comprehensive machine readable file of our standard charges for your review.

Important note: 

  • The available list of standard charges is not a true estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
  • Your out-of-pocket costs will depend upon actual services that you receive, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford negotiated rates with your insurance plan and your insurance coverage.
  • Your insurance coverage determines your co-payment, co-insurance percentage, and annual deductible.
  • The payer-specific rates in the file do not include alternate rates for claims which may have additional or unexpected services or trauma claims.
  • Multiple services may be included within each procedure represented by a CPT; we are only displaying the negotiated rate for the primary CPT.
  • Some rates shown for pharmacy services may reflect different unit pricing.
  • We encourage you to contact your health insurance representative if you have specific questions related to potential out of pocket costs for care per your insurance plan.
  • Services that do not have payer-specific charges may reflect services that are not paid outside of a bundled payment or may not have volume needed to determine a payer specific rate.
  • Please check with your health plan if you need help understanding your benefits for the service chosen.
  • This charge list does not reflect all discounts for which uninsured patients are eligible. These discounts can range from 100% – 50%.

To view Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford list of charges (CDM), reference the attached document. Prices are effective as of September 1, 2020 and are subject to change.

To view Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s average charge for Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) please reference the attached document.

Contact Us

For estimates of future care that you may receive, our financial counselors welcome an opportunity to help you estimate costs, coverages, and co-pays. If you have an upcoming visit and would like to know the estimated cost of your visit, you can contact our Financial Counseling line at the number listed below. Please note that if you would like to know your patient financial responsibility after an insurance payment you should contact your insurance plan carrier directly.

Financial Counseling
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (650) 736-2273

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If you have additional questions or would like more information about Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s options for Financial Assistance, our Customer Service team is available by phone, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (800) 308-3285.

We look forward to supporting your care.