When your child is ready to go home, a nurse will meet with you to be sure that you have:
If you think your child will be discharged soon, plan to bring in the clothes that he or she will wear home and arrange for transportation.
If you return home and discover that you left something at the hospital, please call the nursing station on the floor where your child received care as soon as possible.
Soon after your child's discharge, you will receive a bill for services. As a nonprofit institution, Hasbro Children's Hospital charges patients only for the cost of providing high quality care. The amount you will be required to pay depends upon the kind of health insurance you have.
The bill will indicate a daily room fee, which includes linens and supplies, meals, nursing care and the services of residents. If your health insurance does not cover the full cost of the room, you will be asked to pay the difference. Charges for services such as physical therapy, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and operating room procedures will be noted in the hospital bill.
Charges for anesthesiologists, radiologists or emergency room treatment will be billed to you separately, as well as any charges from your child's personal doctor.
If you do not have health insurance or can demonstrate a financial hardship, a financial counselor will speak with you about financial assistance and help you make arrangements to pay the bill. The social services department may also be helpful in directing you to community resources that can help you pay the hospital bill.
If you have any questions about hospital charges and your child is still in the hospital, call 401-444-4701.
After your child's discharge, call billing/patient financial services at 401-444-6966 with your billing questions. The office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More information about billing an dpayments is available at our patient financial services website.
Many parents, relatives and friends wish to give something back to the hospital in appreciation of the care their child has received. We welcome people to become hospital volunteers and we offer numerous opportunities.
For more information, call our volunteer services department at 401-444-6577 or visit the department online.
Hasbro Children's Hospital is fortunate to have a generous group of donors who support our various programs. The Rhode Island Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the fundraising efforts of Rhode Island Hospital. As the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital also receives funds and community support from the foundation through various fundraising events.
Over the years, we have met many families who have been eager to contribute to the hospital. We welcome all gifts, large and small. If you would like to make a donation, volunteer for a fundraising event, or know more about the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, please call 401-444-6500 orvisit our online fundraising site.