Find Berkshire County Massachusetts hospitals, children's and pediatric centers, patient care & medical facilities, urgent care, emergency room, ambulance, and EMS emergency services. Hospitals provide information on patients, healthcare, medical procedures, doctor visits, and medical insurance.
Austen Riggs Center 25 Main Street Stockbridge MA 01262 413-298-5511
Berkshire Health Systems: BMC Medical Arts Complex 777 North Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-447-2000
Berkshire Medical Center 725 North Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-447-2000
Fairview Hospital 29 Lewis Avenue Great Barrington MA 01230 413-528-8600
North Adams Regional Hospital 71 Hospital Avenue North Adams MA 01247 413-664-5000
The Emergency Treatment and Labor Act gives individuals the right to emergency care regardless of their ability to pay. Nevertheless, Hospital staff will ask for insurance information, if possible, upon a patient's arrival. Hospitals are not obligated to treat uninsured patients that are not experiencing an emergency.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act entitles all patients to have access to their medical records. Most Hospitals will require an authorization form and picture identification before releasing medical records. In rare cases, a Hospital may withhold certain information, such as psychotherapy notes.
Hospitals develop a list of charges for each of the Hospital's procedures and supplies. The list, referred to as the Chargemaster, covers thousands of items and forms the basis for billing patients and third party payers.