Insurance Information
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Billing Inquiries

Hospital Billing

For billing related to your hospital stay and billed by the hospital.

If you have any financial or billing questions during or after your hospital stay please contact the Patient Accounts Office. The JHMC Business Office/Patient Accounting Department is responsible for processing all the hospital health insurance claims. Important phone numbers for billing information are:

  • Financial Counseling - 718-206-8282 and 718-206-8270
  • Inpatient Billing - 718-206-6844, 6845, 6847
  • Outpatient Billing - 206-5865, 6869, 6864, 8970
  • Cashier - 718-206-4046
  • Outpatient Billing - Home Health 206-8425

The Business Office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Staff is ready to assist you with all coverage issues and questions.

Or, you may mail your inquiries to:

Attention: Business Office
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica, NY 11418

Physician Billing

For billing related to services provided by your physician during or after your hospital stay and billed by the physician Practice.

  • Emergency Department Physician Billing - 718-206-8229
  • Psychiatry Billing - 718-206-8233
  • Radiology Billing - 718-206-8230
  • Surgical Billing - 718-206-1239
  • TJH Physician Billing - 718-206-8231

If You Anticipate Difficulty in Paying for Your Hospitalization

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center provides help to individuals who may qualify for medical assistance, at no cost to the patient.

Our Medicaid eligibility unit will perform an initial income evaluation and, if you qualify, will assist you with:

  • Providing a list of necessary documentation
  • Setting up Appointments
  • Completing a Medicaid application
  • Filing the application with the New York State Department of
  • Medical Assistance

If your application is approved, you may receive partial or full coverage for your current hospital and physician bills, and future medical bills. To determine if you qualify, please contact JHMC's Medicaid eligibility unit at 718-206-8282 and 718-206-8270

Are You Uninsured or in need of financial assistance?



January 1, 2009

See exceptions under this color below.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center participates with the following plans:

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup Community Care (fka Care Plus)
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Medicare line of business.)
  • Atlantis Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Services (manages Affinity and NHP mental health benefit)
  • Centercare (now part of Fidelis)
  • CIGNA HealthCare
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Psych Services. CIGNA uses CIGNA Behavioral Health)
  • Concentra /Viant (includes Beech Street)
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Elderplan
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • Fidelis Care (includes 1199 Home Care Workers, Centercare)
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Medicare line of business)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great West Health-Care (now part of Cigna)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
    • (JHMC is not participating in Network Access line of business and is not contracted for Inpatient Psych Services for PPO lines of business)
  • HealthFirst (includes Managed Health Inc)
  • Health Plus
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Medicare line of business)
  • Health Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Psych Services. Liberty uses Value Options)
  • Magna Care
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Managed Health Inc (MHI) (Healthfirst)
  • MultiPlan / PHCS
  • Neighborhood Health Providers
  • TriCare (Health Net Federal Services)
  • United Behavioral Health
    • (JHMC is not contracted for Outpatient Commercial lines of business)
  • Value Behavioral Health
    • (only for GHI-Outpatient)
  • VNS Choice Special Needs Program
  • WellCare


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