At Sparrow, the needs of our Patients always come first.  Our mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

With healthcare reform, increasing copays and deductibles, insurance plans encouraging low cost options, and increased focus on healthcare costs, consumers want more information on healthcare prices.   We are committed to supporting healthcare price transparency by providing you with information you need to understand the costs of care and make informed decisions.

Hospital prices are established based on several factors. First, the direct cost of staff, supplies, drug(s), and/or the equipment for that particular service or item. Second, a markup is added to each price to account for the administrative expenses involved in operating a large hospital. These include expenses for technology, registration and billing, regulatory compliance, building and facility expenses, housekeeping, food and nutrition, and many others.

Below are links to pricing information for several common procedures, along with a Pricing FAQ. The information is presented in the following format:  

Sparrow Price: This is our standard charge for services prior to insurance contract discounts.

Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement: This is the approximate payment received from Medicare and Medicare HMO plans.

Average Commercial Insurance Reimbursement: This is the average payment received from major commercial healthplans such as Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, PHP, etc.

Average Uninsured Reimbursement: This is the payment requested from uninsured individuals. Additional discounts are available to those meeting certain income requirements.

These prices are for Sparrow Hospital only and do not include physician’s fees from a surgeon, pathologist, anesthesiologist or radiologist.

Click the links below for detailed pricing information for many common procedures at Sparrow. 

Emergency Department

Endoscopy

Laboratory

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Radiology

Pricing Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like pricing information on procedures not listed above or an estimate of what you might pay for hospital services, please contact a Financial Assistance Specialist at 517.364.6060.

In compliance with the Public Health Service Act, Sparrow provides a list of all standard charges for hospital services in a downloadable file format.  

Anyone seeking care at Sparrow not covered by insurance or who cannot afford their deductible or coinsurance amounts can access our Community Financial Aid program. In 2012, Sparrow provided more than $34 million in charity care and uncollectible accounts.