We have updated our Birchmount Hospital phone lines. When you call through the main line (416-495-2400), you will need to add “7” when dialing an extension.

Hospital Fees

Fees, Charges, and Patient Rooms

Ambulance: $45 – 240.00
Appliances (crutches, casts, etc.): Varies
Per diem surcharge: $1529.00

Semi-private rooms (per day)

  • Acute/Rehab care: $255.00
  • Chronic care: $255.00

Private rooms (per day)

  • Acute/Rehab care: $305.00
  • Chronic care: $305.00

Inpatient fees (for staying in the hospital per day)

  • Standard ward: $2112.00
  • Newborn: $1838.00
  • Intensive care: $7814.00

Outpatient fees (per visit)

  • Ambulance: $240.00
  • Emergency visit: $720.00*
  • Outpatient clinic: $430.00
  • Dialysis: $992.00
  • Lab: $180.00**
  • Diagnostic imaging test clinic: $430.00 + 2

*OHIP rate

Please note that uninsured patients may be required to place a deposit with the hospital prior to service delivery. All uninsured and out of country patients will also receive a separate bill for physician’s care.

Health Care Coverage

Our patients typically have one or more of these types of health care coverage:

  • ​​Patients with an Ontario Health Card (OHIP Card)
  • Patients Receiving WSIB Benefits
  • Patients with a Health Card from Another Province or Territory
  • Patients with No Health Coverage or Private Insurance
  • Patients in the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
  • ​For All Patients
  • Rate Schedule for Patients

If you have a valid Ontario health card, OHIP will pay for most of the health care services you receive.

The following services are not covered by OHIP, and you will need to pay for these:

  • Ambulance services
  • Preferred accommodation
  • Assistive devices – such as crutches, canes, splints, casts, gel wraps
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • De-listed procedures – including tattoo removal, repair of benign skin lesions, travel vaccinations, earlobe repair from earrings
  • Chronic co-payment
  • Certain ophthalmology​ procedures and implants

If you have private insurance, your insurance plan may cover the costs of some of these services. Find out about paying through your private insurance plan.

If you have lost your health card, find out how you can get a new card.


If you were injured at work and your treatment at SHN is related to your work injury, you must provide your WSIB claim number when you receive treatment. If you are treated in the Emergency Department for a work-related injury and you have not submitted a claim with WSIB, you must tell your health care team that this was a work-related injury and complete a form. Your employer should complete WSIB Form 7 and you should complete WSIB Form 6.

Get more information about WSIB coverage and claims.


If you have a health card from another province or territory in Canada, most health care services you receive in Ontario will be paid for through a reciprocal agreement between the provinces and territories. When you arrive at SHN, provide your home address, your provincial or territorial health card and the expiry date of the card.

If you have lost your health card, find out how you can replace your card through your provincial or territorial health care office.


If you do not have Ontario or other Canadian provincial or federal health insurance, you will be required to pay all estimated fees in advance.

If you have private insurance coverage, we will need to pre-authorize payment through your insurance plan before your admission. We may charge fees for appointments, assessments, diagnostic tests, procedures, treatments, assistive devices, drugs and follow-up appointments – these fees must be paid in advance.

If you are covered under the Interim Federal Health Program, you must tell the registration clerk when you arrive at SHN and provide a copy of your refugee papers.


For All Patients

Please note: If your insurance or the information you provide is not valid, you will be billed directly for services you received while at SHN.

A bill for services is due upon receipt. Invoices and statement reminders are sent out every 30 days. At 90 days, you will receive a final invoice. If the account remains unpaid 15 days after the final invoice, the account will be sent to our external collection agency.