Insurance Information

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health of Howard University Hospital cares for every child.


Call 202-865-4700.
For Alliance Insurance Carriers, please call 202-865-3078.

Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted

If your insurance plan is not listed below, please call 202-865-4700
Medicare: Howard University Hospital is a participating provider for Medicare. Present your Medicare card, as well as your supplemental insurance cards, upon admission. You will be responsible for any Medicare deductibles, co-payments and services not covered by Medicare and your supplemental insurance.

Commercial Insurance: If a commercial carrier insures you, please bring your insurance card with you to the Admissions Office. If your insurance company requires a claim form, please bring a completed form with you. Most commercial insurance carriers require pre-certification, pre-authorization and/or a second surgical opinion.

Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care: If you receive City or have State Welfare, or Medicaid Managed Care, please bring your current identification card to the Admissions Office. Pre-authorization is needed for elective admissions or elective outpatient services

Carefirst Blue Cross / Blue Shield: If you are insured by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, please bring your current insurance card with you in order to provide your individual membership identification number to the Admissions Office. All Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance coverage verification is only an estimate of available coverage and is subject to final review and approval by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Most Blue Cross/Blue Shield policies require pre-certification and pre-authorization prior to admission. Please be sure to fulfill this requirement before you are admitted to the hospital.

Health Maintenance Organizations: If you are covered by an HMO, please bring your insurance card to the Admissions Office to provide the hospital with your membership number. Most HMOs require a referral from your primary physician. All HMOs require pre-certification and pre-authorization before admission.

Workers' Compensation: Workers' Compensation cases are covered when approved by the employer or the employer's insurance carrier. In liability cases, you are responsible to the hospital for prompt payment of your bills and are expected to seek reimbursement from the liability insurance carrier.

Primary Care Pediatrics
Phone: (202) 865-3028
Suite 3300 (Towers Building)

Pediatric Services Are Located:

First Floor

Pediatric Emergency Care Area

Pediatric Clinic Outpatient Services

WIC Family Center Services

National Breastfeeding Support Center

Child Development and Evaluation Services

Third Floor

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (3 South) (nursery)

Newborn Care and Services (3 South) (nursery)

Pediatric Primary Care Office (Suite 3300)

BLESS Lactation Services

Fifth Floor

HUH CARES Family Centered HIV Services

Sixth Floor

Project ROSE Early Childhood Services/Child Find

Infant, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Unit (6 North)