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Billing and Insurance


Cost of Medical Care

We're committed to being there when you need us. This means medical center services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The costs of operating on a 24-hour basis for the community are reflected in our hospital prices. It includes your occupancy, 24-hour professional nursing care, meals, linens and laundering, housekeeping, utilities, hospital maintenance and other needed services.

There are also additional charges for any special services you receive such as the use of the operating rooms, laboratory tests, radiology, physical therapy, medications and special supplies.

If you receive services from specialists, like surgeons, radiologists or anesthesiologists, you will receive a separate bill from them.

To receive an itemized bill, call toll free (877) 255-4680, and select option #2.

If you have any questions about your hospital bill, please call (207) 872-4680 or toll free (877) 255-4680.

Price Estimates

Patients often find it helpful to know how much a procedure or test is going to cost before they have it done, especially if they do not have insurance and are self-paying for the procedure.

If you would like to know the cost of a procedure or test, please call (207) 621-5397 or e-mail us at price.estimates@mainegeneral.org. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

Free Care

If you cannot afford to pay for your hospital care, MaineGeneral may be able to help. We can see if you qualify for full or partial free care through our free care program. Grants and other forms of help may also be available.

This program does not cover elective (optional) procedures.

To speak with a financial counselor, please call (207) 872-4680, option 3, or toll free (877) 255-4680, option 3.

Self-Pay and Prompt Payment Discounts

MaineGeneral Medical Center and its physician practices offer a "self-pay discount" for those who do not have insurance and are self-pay for their care.

Depending on where services are provided (medical center or physician practice site), the discount:
  • Either will be automatically deducted from the billing statement before it is sent to the patient; or

  • A notice about the availability of the discount will be included with the statement, directing patients to call MaineGeneral's Business Office to learn how to obtain it.
MaineGeneral also offers a "prompt payment discount" for self-pay balances, including balances after insurance and those for patients without insurance.

Please call (207) 872-4680 or toll-free 1 (877) 255-4680 to learn more about our payment discount options.