Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


What You Need to Get a Price Estimate

Here is some of the basic information you will need in order for the hospital to help provide you with information about the price of your procedure: 

Your Health Insurance Coverage. 

Please have your health insurance coverage information available. 

You might have commercial health insurance through your spouse, through your place of employment or that you purchase on the individual market. Some of the larger health insurance companies in Maine include Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim and Maine Community Health Options (MCHO), among others. 

You may have government-sponsored health insurance such as Medicare, Medicaid (also known as MaineCare) or veteran’s benefits. 

You may be uninsured, or pay out-of-pocket, for all of your health care costs. 

Your Doctor. 
Please have either the name of the doctor or other medical professional who is referring you to the hospital for care, or the name of the doctor who is performing your procedure at the hospital. 

A Description of Your Procedure. 
Please ask your doctor to provide you with a specific description of your procedure. For example, “back surgery” is too general a term for the hospital to be able to provide you with a price estimate. There are many types of surgeries. The more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to provide an estimate. If possible, ask your provider for the code associated with your care. 

Hospital Contact Information. 
In order to receive an estimate of the price of your procedure, please contact: 
  1. Telephone 207-255-0473
  2. Email  btownsend@dech.org
  3. In-person  Brandis Townsend