Polk County Hospital

Find Polk County Florida 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.

Bartow Regional Medical Center 2200 Osprey Boulevard Bartow FL 33830 863-533-8111

Central Florida SurgiCenter 900 Griffin Road Lakeland FL 33805 863-686-3344

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 40100 North US Highway 27 Davenport FL 33837 863-422-4971

Lake Wales Medical Center 410 South 11th Street Lake Wales FL 33853 863-676-1433

Winter Haven Hospital 200 Avenue F Northeast Winter Haven FL 33881 863-293-1121

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About Hospitals

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.