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Cost & Coverage for Proton Therapy

We understand that the insurance and financial process can be overwhelming. We work with our patients to provide a clear understanding of insurance benefits and potential financial responsibilities with treatment.

How Much Does Proton Therapy Cost?

The cost for proton therapy is based on a number of factors, including condition, number of treatments required, medical history and insurance provider. Our insurance specialists work very closely with patients and providers throughout the entire insurance process to help patients understand what their financial responsibilities may be.

Is It Covered by Insurance?

Emory Proton Therapy Center is contracted with many private insurance plans as well as Medicare. If coverage is denied, a physician from the insurance company will usually contact your physician at the proton center to discuss the insurance company’s policy on proton therapy. Depending on the company, the peer-to-peer review may also provide your physician with an opportunity to explain why proton therapy is recommended in your care. If treatment is still denied, our insurance team will work closely with you to file appeals.

Self-Pay or Charity Care

If you do not have insurance or we do not accept your insurance plan, we have experienced insurance specialists that can help you obtain financial assistance or guide you through the self-pay process. To speak with a member of our team, please call 404-251-2690 and select option 3 or email proton-billing@emoryhealthcare.org.