Cost of Care

Cost of Care

At Rush, we are committed to helping you understand the complexities of the costs of health care.

At Rush, we are committed to helping you understand the complexities of the costs of health care.

We know that understanding the cost of health care can be complicated. Rush University System for Health is committed to price transparency. Price transparency is clear, easy-to-understand information about hospital charges. This information can help you make educated decisions about receiving health care services here.

        Price Transparency

        As of January 1, 2021, we now offer the ability to determine out-of-pocket expenses through our web estimate tool, as well as the ability to see the self-pay and insurance rates of the services we offer.

        Cost to the patient

        Prices are the same for all patients regardless of insurance status or types of coverage. Please note that our prices do not reflect what you will ultimately pay out of pocket. You will likely only be responsible for a percentage of this cost.

        There are several different factors that determine your cost for health care services you receive, including the following:

        • Insurance coverage and benefits: This is the amount that your insurance provider has contractually agreed to pay Rush University System for Health for services you receive. Your insurance benefits determine the types of services that your insurer will cover.
        • Out-of-pocket costs: This is the portion of the cost of care that you are responsible for through co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance. Insurance providers typically define the maximum amount that a patient will pay in a given benefit year.
        • Quality of care: At Rush University System for Health, we pride ourselves in providing you with the highest-quality care, and we invest in the resources we need to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

        Standard charges and rates for all items and services

        As part of our commitment to increase price transparency, the files below include the prices for a comprehensive list of services at our hospitals, as well as the rates at which self-pay and insurers are expected to pay.

        • Rush University Medical Center (XLSX)
        • Rush Copley Medical Center (XLSX)
        • Rush Oak Park Hospital (XLSX)

        Shoppable services web estimate tool

        We are pleased to offer both current and prospective patients the ability to see their estimated out-of-pocket costs for more than 300 services at Rush University System for Health via our web estimate tool* below. For services that are not encompassed here, we encourage you to contact our financial counseling team.

        Web estimate tool

        * The web estimate tool does not represent a guarantee of what prospective patients will owe. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the estimate.

        Financial counselors

        Rush University Medical Center

        Rush Copley Medical Center

        Rush Oak Park Hospital

        Rush University Medical Center

        Rush University Medical Center is committed to helping patients understand the cost of the services and care they are receiving at our facilities. We encourage you to review the information in our price transparency section and to reach out to our financial counseling team for any questions that are not answered on this website.

        Common service charges

        The chart below shows the price for common services at the Medical Center. These are hospital prices only and do not include professional services provided by physicians, surgeons, radiologists or other providers. The cost to the patient may vary based on insurance, benefits and amounts already paid toward coinsurance and deductibles. For an estimate of what you would owe for other services provided by Rush, you can use the web estimate tool in the price transparency section below for the estimated cost of more than 300 procedures offered across our facilities.

        Service

        Price

        Private room

        $2,120/ day

        Semi-private room

        $2,120/ day

        Observation, first hour

        $975

        Observation, each additional hour

        $53

        Emergency room visit, level 3 (urgent, not life threatening)

        $1,962

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        COVID-19 testing charges

        The following are the cash prices for COVID-19 testing at the Medical Center:

        Telephone evaluation and management service by a physician or other qualified health care professional (11-20 minutes)

        $100

        Online digital evaluation and management by physician or other qualified health care professional (11-20 minutes)

        $47

        Lab test for COVID-19

        $125

        Lab test for COVID-19 Amplified Probe Technique

        $200

        Lab test for COVID-19 IgG Antibodies

        $166

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        Please note: Tests performed as part of ambulatory or emergency room visits will be accompanied by additional charges, which will be priced separately. Uninsured patients will be eligible for financial assistance. For any questions related to billing and charging for services related to COVID-19, please call (312) 942-5693.

        We're here to help

        While we are committed to sharing our standard charges, we also know that you may have questions about the cost of care you receive at the Medical Center.

        Financial assistance

        As part of the Medical Center's mission to provide comprehensive, coordinated health care to our patients, we offer several financial assistance programs to help patients who are uninsured or who may have difficulty paying balances due after insurance.

        That's why our dedicated financial counselors are available to explain our prices, help you determine an estimated cost for your care and answer any other questions. You can contact our financial counselors at:

        Learn more about financial assistance services at the Medical Center.

        The following publications, developed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, may also help you better understand the standard charges:

        • Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills, available in English and Spanish.
        • Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide, available in English and Spanish.
        Rush Copley Medical Center

        Rush Copley Medical Center is committed to helping patients understand the cost of the services and care they are receiving at our facilities. We encourage you to review the information in our price transparency section and to reach out to our financial counseling team for any questions that are not answered on this website.

        Common service charges

        The chart below shows the price for common services at Rush Copley. These are hospital prices only and do not include professional services provided by physicians, surgeons, radiologists or other providers. The cost to the patient may vary based on insurance, benefits and amounts already paid toward coinsurance and deductibles. For an estimate of what you would owe for other services provided by Rush Copley, you can use the web estimate tool in the price transparency section below for the estimated cost of more than 300 procedures offered across our facilities.

        Service

        Price

        Private room

        $2,300/ day

        Observation, first hour

        $900

        Observation, each additional hour

        $60

        Emergency room visit, level 3 (urgent, not life threatening)

        $1,708

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        COVID-19 testing charges

        The following are the cash prices for COVID-19 testing at Rush Copley:

        Lab test for COVID-19

        $154

        Lab test for COVID-19 Amplified Probe Technique

        $115

        Lab test for COVID-19 IgG Antibodies

        $100

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        Please note: Tests performed as part of ambulatory or emergency room visits will be accompanied by additional charges, which will be priced separately. Uninsured patients will be eligible for financial assistance. For any questions related to billing and charging for services related to COVID-19, please call (312) 942-5693.

        Financial assistance

        As part of Rush Copley's mission to provide comprehensive, coordinated health care to our patients, we offer several financial assistance programs to help patients who are uninsured or who may have difficulty paying balances due after insurance.

        Financial service counselors are available to answer your questions about your hospital bill and payment-related concerns. To speak to a counselor, please call the following number:

        Learn more about financial assistance services at Rush Copley Medical Center here.

        The following publications, developed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, may also help you better understand the standard charges:

        • Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills, available in English and Spanish.
        • Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide, available in English and Spanish.
        Rush Oak Park Hospital

        Rush Oak Park Hospital is committed to helping patients understand the cost of the services and care they are receiving at our facilities. We encourage you to review the information in our price transparency section and to reach out to our financial counseling team for any questions that are not answered on this website.

        Common service charges

        The chart below shows the price for common services at Rush Oak Park Hospital. These are hospital prices only and do not include professional services provided by physicians, surgeons, radiologists or other providers. The cost to the patient may vary based on insurance, benefits and amounts already paid toward coinsurance and deductibles. For an estimate of what you would owe for other services provided by Rush, you can use the web estimate tool in the price transparency section below for the estimated cost of more than 300 procedures offered across our facilities.

        Service

        Price

        Private room

        $1,078/ day

        Semi-private room

        $1,078/ day

        Observation, first hour

        $540

        Observation, each additional hour

        $31

        Emergency room visit, level 3 (urgent, not life-threatening)

        $1,208

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        COVID-19 testing charges

        The following are the cash prices for COVID-19 testing at Rush Oak Park :

        Telephone evaluation and management service by a physician or other qualified health care professional (11-20 minutes)

        $100

        Online digital evaluation and management by physician or other qualified health care professional (11-20 minutes)

        $47

        Lab test for COVID-19

        $125

        Lab test for COVID-19 Amplified Probe Technique

        $200

        Lab test for COVID-19 IgG Antibodies

        $166

        Prices effective December 30, 2020

        Please note: Tests performed as part of ambulatory or emergency room visits will be accompanied by additional charges, which will be priced separately. Uninsured patients will be eligible for financial assistance. For any questions related to billing and charging for services related to COVID-19, please call (312) 942-5693.

        We're here to help

        While we are committed to sharing our standard charges, we also know that you may have questions about the cost of care you receive at Rush Oak Park.

        Financial assistance

        As part of Rush Oak Park Hospital's mission to provide comprehensive, coordinated health care to our patients, we offer several financial assistance programs to help patients who are uninsured or who may have difficulty paying balances due after insurance.

        A financial counselor is available to answer your questions about your hospital bill and payment-related concerns. To speak to a financial counselor, please call the following number:

        Learn more about financial assistance services at Rush Oak Park Hospital here.

        The following publications, developed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, may also help you better understand the standard charges:

        • Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills, available in English and Spanish.
        • Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide, available in English and Spanish.