Caring For You and Your Budget

It’s open enrollment time, when many of us choose a health plan for next year. If you’re considering a plan with a very low monthly premium, take a close look at the deductible. You’ll likely need to meet a high deductible – and pay the first $500, $1,000, or even more – before your insurance coverage kicks in.

With a low-premium, high-deductible plan, the prices charged by your health care provider can make a meaningful difference. And here’s a secret: not all doctors, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies charge the same prices.

Henry Ford Medical Group is committed to delivering value for your health care dollar. Just Call, Click or Come In to benefit from time- and cost-saving options, including:

  • Same-Day Appointments. Call 1-800-HENRY-FORD before noon on weekdays to make a same-day appointment in Pediatrics, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

  • Walk-In Clinics. If it’s not an emergency, but you need care right away, a Henry Ford Medical Center Walk-in Clinic offers care for the same co-pay as an office visit.

  • Free Messaging with your Primary Care Physician. Send questions to your doctor through secure messaging.

  • Free Electronic visits. HAP members can participate in a free primary care E-visit for complaints such as cold and flu symptoms, allergies, bronchitis, ear infection and more.

  • Free Nurse On-Call. An expert registered nurse is available to answer your non-emergency health concerns between 5 p.m.-7 a.m. weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

  • Discount on Prescription Medication. Save money at a Henry Ford Pharmacy or with Pharmacy Advantage mail-order service.

Our Pricing Department can provide pricing estimates for services ranging from routine doctor’s office visits and laboratory tests, to major surgeries and hospital stays. Our pricing specialists can estimate out-of-pocket costs for insured patients based on contracted rates agreed between Henry Ford Health System and your insurer.  For uninsured patients, out of pocket costs are estimated after applying applicable self-pay discounts.

Health care prices shouldn’t be a secret. For more information and help estimating health care costs, visit or email our Pricing Department at

William Conway, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System
Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group