Consumers have a right to know in advance an estimate of what a medical procedure or treatment will cost. The charge for the procedure or treatment is the "retail"price. If you have insurance, your health plan has negotiated a discount, and your out-of-pocket costs will depend on your policy's deductible and copayment requirements. If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for a government program or for free care. If not, your provider may offer a discount. More detailed information is available in the Hospitals section.
Texas PricePoint is an online tool to help you compare average charges among hospitals for certain conditions or inpatient and outpatient procedures.