Bill pay and insurance

We understand that everyone has busy lives and schedules. For our patients’ convenience, we offer online billing websites, where paying your bills online is quick and easy. Plus, you can enroll to view your bills online, change your address, or update your insurance information.

If at any time you have questions about your bill, you can call 630-527-3100 for Edward Hospital or 331-221-1000 for Elmhurst Hospital, or submit a contact us form to be directed to one of our customer service representatives. For questions about your Linden Oaks Behavioral Health bill, please call 630-527-3702.

Pay your Edward Hospital/Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Bill

Pay your Elmhurst Hospital Bill

Pay your Physician Bill (Edward)

Pay your Physician Bill (Elmhurst)

Insurance plans accepted

Our Managed Care plans include:

  • Aetna (HMO, PPO, POS, EPO)
  • Aetna (Open Access, National Advantage)*
  • Aetna (Aetna Select)**
  • Beech Street Corporation (PPO)***
  • Blue Cross Blue Advantage (HMO)
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMO)
  • Blue Cross MCNP (POS)*
  • Blue Cross (PPO)
  • BC/BS (BlueChoice, BlueChoice Select)**
  • Caterpillar (PPO)
  • CCN, Inc. (PPO)*
  • Cigna HealthCare of Illinois (PPO, HMO, POS)
  • Cigna (Open Access)*
  • Cofinity (PPO)
  • Coventry (Personal Care and National)
  • First Health (PPO)
  • First Health (Coventry) (POS)**
  • Great West Healthcare (PPO, POS)
  • Great West Healthcare (HMO, Open Access)*
  • HFN, Inc. (PPO)
  • HFN, Inc. (EPO, Platinum)*
  • Humana, Inc. (HMO)*
  • Humana Inc. (PPO, POS)
  • Interplan Health Group (Preferred Plan) (Multiplan)**
  • Multiplan (PPO)
  • Physician's Benefit Trust (PPO)**
  • PPO Next (PPO)*
  • Preferred Network Access (PPO)
  • Preferred Plan, Inc. (PPO)*
  • Private Health Care System (PPO)*
  • State of Illinois - Dept. Central Management Services (PPO)*
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (PPO)
  • Tricare (PPO)**
  • United Health Care of Illinois (HMO, POS, EPO, PPO, Open Access)*
  • Unicare Health Plans of the Midwest (HMO, POS, PPO)*

*Linden Oaks Behavioral Health physicians are not currently contracted with this plan.
**This plan applies to Linden Oaks Behavioral Health physicians only.
***Edward Medical Group physicians are not currently contracted with this plan.

In addition, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health accepts the following Medicare Managed Care plans:

  • BCBS of Illinois Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO
  • BCBS Medicare-Medicaid MMAI
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Behavioral Health Networks
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health
  • Comp Psych
  • Humana-Life Synch
  • Magellan

Behavioral Care Management (BCM) manages the mental health benefit for the members of Illinois Health Partners. There are more than 100 participating providers in the behavioral health network, including psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists. Call 888-969-7874 for a list of providers.

Health Exchange Plans Accepted

The health exchange plans we participate in include:

Billing and insurance FAQs

We have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist you with your billing questions. If you cannot find what you need, please contact us at

Do I need pre-approval for a particular service?

You may need pre-approval (sometimes called pre-authorization or prior authorization) from your health plan before you have surgery or receive certain other healthcare services. Through the pre-approval process, your health plan confirms medical necessity—in other words, that the service is appropriate for your condition. As a healthcare consumer, it is important to understand which services require pre-approval. If you receive care without first obtaining a required pre-approval, your health plan may not cover your claims. Pre-approval may be required for a variety of services, such as CT scans or MRI scans, not just for surgery. When in doubt, call your health plan to find out whether pre-approval is needed.

What if Edward-Elmhurst Health doesn’t participate with my HMO or PPO?

If you have health insurance with a HMO or PPO plan with which we do not participate, you may still receive services at our facility. However, these services are considered “out-of-network” and may not be covered. You will be responsible for paying the bill in full, or for any balance not paid by your health insurance. Check with your HMO or PPO plan to understand your policy’s limitations.

Even though I gave the hospital and/or physician’s office my health insurance information, I was also asked for my automobile insurance because my injury was due to an automobile accident. Why do you need this information?

For health services related to such injuries, health insurance plans normally only pay benefits after the auto insurance or workers' compensation insurance has paid their portion. This is also required for Medicare and Medicaid. If we do not provide the accident insurance information at the time of billing, the claim will be delayed or may even be denied until the information is provided.

I have insurance; why did I still receive a bill?

Sometimes billing problems are caused because an outdated insurance card is on file or the patient did not have the card with them when they presented for service. Or, you may have an additional plan that we were not aware of. For example, both you and your spouse have insurance coverage; or you are a Medicare patient who also has a supplemental plan. When you receive the first bill, call us to make sure that we have the correct information on file.

You may also receive a bill for any deductible or co-insurance amounts that are due, or for services that are considered non-covered. If you have any questions, please contact our office and we will assist you. Sometimes you may also need to contact your employer’s benefits manager or your insurance plan directly for information as health benefits can be complex.

What is a deductible?

A deductible is the amount that you may have to pay before your health insurance pays. Many plans offered today are called High-Deductible Health Plans where the deductible can be as high as $6,450 for single coverage or $12,900 for family coverage. Once the patient has met his/her deductible, the insurance usually pays a percentage of the remaining bills. The patient is liable for the unpaid percentage. Deductibles are reset annually, usually starting in January.

What is co-insurance?

Co-insurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, your insurance plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.

How will I know if my insurance company has paid my bill?

After your insurance company has paid its portion of your Hospital bill, we will send you a statement. This statement will indicate payments and adjustments that have been posted to your account and any balance you are required to pay. You may also receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurance company.

What’s an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)?

An Explanation of Benefits is a document from your insurance company that shows how they processed your claim. It contains information such as co-pays, deductibles or non-covered services. EOBs should be kept for future reference.

What do I do if I disagree with how much my insurance company has paid on my bill?

If you have questions regarding the payment, call your insurance company for an explanation. If the insurance company finds that an error was made, note the information and whom you talked with at the insurance company. Request an anticipated payment date and ask if they need anything to complete processing. If the insurance company feels the bill was paid correctly and you still disagree, find out from the insurance company what you need to do to file an “appeal” with them. Filing an appeal will not guarantee that the insurance company will pay more on your bill, but the claim will be reviewed for reconsideration.

How can I pay my portion of my bill?

We offer several payment options:

  • Make an online payment using your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or debit card by selecting the online payment option as part of 'My Account'.
  • Pay by credit card by calling the number on your provider statement or completing the payment coupon on the bottom of the statement.
  • Mail your check or money order payable to the listed provider and include your account number. Mail the payment to the address included on your provider statement. Separate checks MUST be issued to pay different providers.
  • If payment in full is not possible, payment arrangements can be made online via Make a Payment. If you are unable to complete this section in accordance with the payment arrangement guidelines, contact a financial counselor at the number listed on your statement.