What is a hospital-based clinic?
Hospital-based clinics are outpatient departments of a hospital. They are common for hospitals like Vanderbilt University Medical Center that own or lease clinic locations and employ staff involved in patient care. These also are sometimes called provider-based clinics.
To know whether a clinic is hospital-based, you can ask when scheduling your appointment. Also, a hospital-based clinic will have signs clearly saying it is “an outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”
If you have questions, call (615) 936-6639 to speak with a Patient Representative.
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How does this affect billing?
Hospital-based clinics may bill insurance companies separately for two types of services. One is professional services provided by your doctor. The other is facility costs for equipment, supplies and other employees involved in your care.
Your health insurance plan is unique to you and your insurance provider. Your plan may cover services at a hospital-based clinic differently than other services. This may impact your out-of-pocket costs. We recommend you review your plan benefits or ask your insurance provider about your coverage at a hospital-based clinic.
Hospital-based clinics must tell patients covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage about the two types of charges. They must also give them an estimate of their costs. These patients must sign a “Medicare Beneficiary Liability Notice” once a year for each clinic where they get care.
If you will have difficulty paying for your clinic visit or procedure, Vanderbilt offers financial assistance to help patients who qualify. Call our Patient Representatives at (615) 936-3938 for more information.
Hospital and On-Campus Hospital-Based Locations:
- Free Electron Laser Center
- Medical Arts Building
- Medical Center East (North and South Towers)
- Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
- Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Doctors’ Office Tower
- The Dayani Center
- The Vanderbilt Clinic
- Vanderbilt Eye Institute
- Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Preston Research Building
- Village at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt’s other hospital-based clinics are: