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Financial Services

Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Patient Financial Services office is located at 145 East Peacock Street, Cochran, Georgia. We are pleased to provide hospital billing services and assist patients with submitting insurance claims or appeals. We also offer financial counseling for health care bills. Our office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling (478) 934-6211.

Insurance and Billing

Billing and insurance can be confusing!

To make using our facility and services as convenient as possible, Bleckley Memorial Hospital participates in most insurance and managed care plans offered in the Middle Georgia area.

As a courtesy to our patients, Bleckley Memorial Hospital submits bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to have your claim processed. However, it may become necessary for you to contact your insurance company or supply additional information to them for claims processing requirements or to expedite payment. You should remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, and you have the final responsibility for payment of your hospital bill.

When you check in for your visit, we want to aid in your understanding of how your insurance company will process your claim and your resulting financial obligation. Patient Financial Services will attempt to estimate hospital charges and deductibles / copayments based on your insurance company. Patients may be asked to make a payment toward the total amount you owe for scheduled services. Please be mindful, this is an estimate and may be different once final claims are submitted and paid.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, checks and cash. If you are unable to make a payment in full, there are other financial options that you may qualify for, such as payment plans.

Other Bills You May Receive

You may receive additional bills for testing or from physicians who were involved in your care. A separate bill will follow for their services. Please contact their offices directly if you have any questions regarding their bills. To assist you, listed below is the contact information for several of these providers.

Private Pay (Non-Insured) Patients

If you are not covered by insurance, then you may be asked to make a deposit before receiving non-emergent services at the hospital. A deposit will not be requested prior to emergency screening and stabilizing treatment as required by federal law.

If you are uninsured and think you may have trouble making payments for services you received, Bleckley Memorial Hospital offers financial assistance for medically necessary health care services for persons who meet Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program qualification guidelines. Each request for financial assistance will be reviewed independently and allowances may be made for extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program, you can download the Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program Policy and Financial Assistance Application or you may contact our Financial Counseling office to request that a copy of these documents be mailed to you.

In the event that a patient has not made a payment on his or her account for a period of 120 days or greater after the first billing cycle, Bleckley Memorial Hospital may pursue collection actions.

Programs Available to those without Health Insurance

Bleckley Memorial Hospital is committed to assisting with your financial needs relative to your health care. The following is a list of financial assistance programs offered in Georgia.

Local Assistance Programs

Self-Pay Discount – If you do not have insurance coverage and are responsible for the payment of your healthcare expenses, Bleckley Memorial Hospital offers an adjustment on the balance of your account if paid within 30 days of your visit or discharge.

Charity Care – is available to patients who do not have the means to pay for their hospital expenses and who may or may not qualify for government Medicaid. To qualify for Charity Care you household income must be below 250% of the federal poverty level. You will be asked to complete a Financial Assistance Application and provide verification of income or financial support.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
Bleckley Memorial Hospital
Business Office
145 E Peacock St
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: (478) 934-6211