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Good Faith Estimate and Emergencies

“Good Faith Estimate” Notice

  • Under the law, health care providers need to give an estimate of the bill for medical
    services to those without insurance or who are not using insurance,

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes psychiatric services.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

 

Crisis or Emergency

If you or someone close to you is experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. You can visit this site for mental health crisis services across Texas, divided by county.

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