Lakeview Health System
Hospital Standard Charges

The federal government requires hospitals to post its standard charges reflecting each inpatient and outpatient service and item provided by the hospital. The list is available here: Lakeview Hospital Standard Charges

The list of our average inpatient charges by DRG is available here:​​ Lakeview Hospital DRG

Lakeview Hospital is committed to making outstanding care available to you in the right place, at the right time. Our standard charges may be far different than the amounts you are expected to pay. Lakeview Hospital has negotiated varying discounts with Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. We can help you figure out how much you’ll have to pay if you call our business office at 651-430-4533. They can help you work with your insurance company to understand your actual out-of-pocket costs.   


If you don’t have insurance you may be eligible for financial assistance or a self-pay discount. Financial assistance information and self-pay discount information is available at To learn more, please call our business office at 651-430-4533.

Other organizations also have information about our charges and what other hospitals charge available at:

Minnesota Hospital Association

Wisconsin Hospital Association

Here are frequently asked questions regarding a hospital’s standard charges:

Are the standard charges listed the same as what a patient pays?
Standard charges are not particularly helpful for patients to estimate what health care services are going to cost them. If you have health insurance, the amount you will be billed and expected to pay depends on your specific health insurance benefits and your insurance company’s contract with the hospital.

What is not included in the standard charges list?
The hospital’s standard charges do not include charges for services provided by the doctor (or doctors) who treat you while at the hospital. You may receive separate bills from both the hospital and the doctor(s) involved in providing your care.

Here is a partial list of health care providers who may bill patients separately:

  • The patient’s personal doctor, if he/she sees the patient in the hospital
  • The surgeon who performs the patient’s procedure
  • The anesthesiologist who works with the surgeon
  • The radiologist who reads x-rays or other imaging
  • Other doctors who may be consulted by the patient’s doctor during the patient’s time in the hospital
  • Laboratory testing related to the patient’s care