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My doctor there was good, but my big issue is with their billing.I was told that a particular test would not be covered by my insurance and then when the bills (bills from 3 different entities) came it totaled more than $3000. I had no warning whatsoever that it would amount to this and there is no way to pay it. I do not do financial business over the phone from past experience, but they do not give any other way of contacting them about a bill. I started paying as much as I could conceivably pay per month, but still kept getting letters (in triplicate) from them about each of the bills. Why are there even three bills for one test? And I don't know about anyone else, but who has $3000 lying around to pay for a test that really didn't conclude anything. I'm beginning to think with the cost of health care, that most of our health would be better if not for the stress caused by health care billing.
Went to the er and all they did was give me pain killers and sent me home. Never helped the problem, just put a bandage on it.
I ended up here because i cut my arm pretty bad and was in need of stitches. I went to the emergency room with reasonably good insurance (state of Nebraska insurance). Eleven stitches later I left. Then two weeks or so go by and I get a bill from the hospital for $1,100.00, and given only a year to pay. So hooray for me and another $100.00 per month bill. The prices they charge at this hospital are outrageous. How do I know? Prior to going to BCHHC I cut my finger and was again in need of stitches. This time though it was only 5. I didn't have insurance at this point and lived in Tecumseh. I went to the Johnson County Hospital emergency room and received stitches. My bill (without insurance) was only $600.00! That is only $500.00 less and I had no insurance. Also don't forget to pay or ask for BCHHC to give you a manageable payment because they don't care about your financial situation or whether you can afford to eat. They say this is what you will pay. If you fail to do it they will SUE YOU, and have your wages garnished. It is quite the nice little racket they have set up for the community they purport to care about serving. DO NOT GO HERE UNLESS YOU ARE DYING!! If you are able to drive to Lincoln or any other area hospital as BCHHC is greedy and only cares about lining their coffers. If google let you I would merely post the word of warning and give this place 0 stars as it is not even deserving of 1.
Great staff. They made sure that I was comfortable and took time to listen to my concerns. I love having incredible caring people in my community. My nurses Mark, and Janae were amazing, and Dr.Friesen was great.
They are my last resort when not willing to drive all the way to Lincoln. More than half of the time they are rude or don't help. And a lot of the time you have to do their job for them, only minus the paycheck. Dr. Bear is the only doctor there I like in the ER. The women and children's clinic however is okay. Although I choose not to go there.