Albany County Hospital

Find Albany County New York 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.


Albany Medical Center 43 New Scotland Avenue Albany NY 12208 518-262-3125


Albany Stratton VA Medical Center 113 Holland Avenue Albany NY 12208 518-626-5000

Saint Peter's Hospital 315 South Manning Boulevard Albany NY 12208 518-525-1550

VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2) 113 Holland Avenue Albany NY 12208 518-626-7300

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Do Hospital emergency rooms require proof of insurance?

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.

Are patients entitled to copies of their Hospital records?

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.

How do Hospitals determine how much to bill for services?

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.