We have multiple options for bill pay. If you wish to pay your bill by phone, please call the number below based on the first letter of the patient's last name.
(B-I) Jody (218) 728-8551
(J-O) Gloria (218) 728-8501
(A, P-Z) Tina (218) 728-8552
Or, toll free at (800) 728-0650 and ask for billing.
By Mail: 1420 London Road, Suite 100, Duluth, MN 55805
Online Bill Payment is available 24-hours a day/7 days a week. Paying your bills online is quick, easy, and secure through Lakewalk's Patient notebook. We accept any of the following major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa), debit or check. To schedule automatic monthly payments, please contact our billing staff and they would be happy to assist you.
Lakewalk is an authorized provider for most insurance carriers and is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified. Please check with Lakewalk directly or call your insurance carrier if you have questions about your coverage. Lakewalk accepts the following insurance carriers:
All Work Comp Carriers
America’s PPO/Health EZ
BCBS Blue Plus/HMO
BCBS-MN & out-of-state plans
Comprehensive Care Services
Coventry National PPO/First Health
Group Health Cooperative Commercial and Badgecare
Health Partners & HP Freedom
Humana Gold Choice/Medicare
Purchased Preferred Care
Itasca Medical Care
Medicare & RR Medicare
Minnesota Medical Assistance
Preferred One PPO & Administrative Services
Security Health Plan/SHP Medicare Advantage
SelectCare Labor Network/Medica
Tricare/Tricare HealthNet/Humana Military
United Health Care
WEA Trust Preferred
Wisconsin Medical Assistance
We also participate in Senior Federation and CareCredit Patient Payment Plans.
When will I receive a bill from Lakewalk Surgery Center?
After your insurance has paid, we will provide you with a monthly statement of your account. If you require one sooner please contact our billing staff and they will assist you.
Will Lakewalk Surgery Center bill my insurance company (ies)?
Yes, we will gladly file your bill with the insurance companies that you have authorized. We ask that you give us complete information on those companies, including addresses, policy numbers, etc.
How long will it take to get things settled with the insurance company?
Generally, it takes from 20-45 days to obtain payment from an insurance carrier.
Why am I getting multiple bills for the same surgery?
These are not duplicate bills. You will receive bills from multiple providers such as:
Facility charges from Lakewalk Surgery Center. We are an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), which will replace a hospital charge. The facility portion of your surgery includes the room, equipment use, supplies, nursing staff, technicians, and other overhead costs.
Anesthesia charges are the Anesthesiologist/CRNA professional fees, which may include anesthetic drugs used during your surgery. Please contact Northshore Anesthesia at (800) 766-4102, regarding their bills.
Physician charges are the surgeon’s professional fees for the surgery. Please contact their offices regarding their charges.
Here is a list of clinics that utilize our facility:
EverSmiles (Dr. Conry, Dr. Bruzek, Dr Johnson or Dr. Robinson), (218) 728-2117
Fall General Surgery (Dr. Fall), (715) 685-0656
Gillette Children’s (Dr. Murphy), (218) 728-6160
Northland Gastroenterology (Dr. McKee), (218) 724-3411
Northland Plastic Surgery (Dr. Baertsch, Dr. Fowler, Dr. Rishavy or Dr. Weber), (218) 730-2160 or (800) 964-6891
Orthopaedic Associates (Dr. Schnell, Dr. Goldschmidt, Dr. Zamzow, Dr. Hendricks, Dr. Momont, Dr. Hall, Dr. Rother, Dr. Harms, Dr. Reinking), (218) 722-9753
Pain Clinic of Lake Superior or Wolverine Anesthesia (Dr. Heyer), (800) 766-4102
Relf Eye Associates (Dr. Relf or Dr. Graham), (218) 720-3553
Weis Eye Center (Dr. Weis), (218) 625-1917
Note: there may be 2 additional bills for lab services.
St. Luke’s Hospital (for Laboratory fees), (218) 249-5260
Laboratory Medicine (for the pathologist professional fees), (800) 645-6554
I received a notice that my insurance company has paid on my bill, but I can’t understand how they calculated their payment amount. Do you know?
If we received any information from your insurance company, we’ll be glad to share it with you. However, for answers to any questions about your insurance payments, deductibles, or co-payments, you generally need to check with your insurance company.
Will Lakewalk Surgery Center accept monthly payment on the portion I owe?
Yes, monthly payments are acceptable, but they must be based on an approved payment plan. We will be glad to discuss the arrangements with you, so that the plan is mutually satisfactory for all involved.
How can I obtain financial assistance to cover my bill?
Please contact one of our Billing staff to assist you with your options.