Update to my below review:
I wanted to give an update to my previous review. I was contacted by BJ Fukuji who I believe is the head of client relations and wow is all I can say. She went above and beyond to help me and my situation. She contacted numerous people including the CEO of the doctors association that provided the service for me. Not only did she provide an excellent resolution for me but she helped me every step of they way. She provided guidance and followed up afterwards making sure I was good to go. I could not have asked for better service. I would definitely recommend them based on Ms Fukuji service alone.
Please beware whittier hospital emergency room does not employ any of the doctors. So regardless of your insurance and/or the the hospital being in your network you will get a large bill from the Doctor who helped you. For example, In my case I confirmed with my insurance and with the hospital that they were covered by my insurance and in my network. Unfortunately what they don't tell you is that they don't employ the doctors so they are not covered. My insurance paid for the hospital and all the additional services but would not cover the Doctor. Now, I have to pay the Doctor over a thousand dollars for my visit where he saw me for maybe 10 minutes. I also called the doctor office and they do not negotiate at all. So unfortunately even If take all the proper precautions It makes no difference. Stay away unless you have no choice.