For inpatient
admission or
assistance, call:

(415) 379-2224
8 AM – 5 PM

(415) 379-2215
5 PM – 8 AM


To view and print this information, click here.

All Christian Science nursing services are under the oversight of a Journal-listed Christian Science nurse.

The following daily rates cover room and board and Christian Science nursing care, including nursing supplies. Weekly hairdresser services, if desired, are billed separately.

Inpatient Care

Christian Science Care
Up to 4 hours….. $275 per day
4 to 6 hours…….. $425 per day
Over 6 hours…… $600 per day

Skilled Christian Science Nursing (coverable by Medicare, Part A)
Up to 6 hours…………. $585 per day
From 6 to 8 hours…… $750 per day
From 8 to 10 hours…. $900 per day
Over 10 hours…………. $1,200 per day


Outpatient Care

Outpatient Christian Science nursing is available 24 hours a day in our outpatient room on the second floor. $60/hour

Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service

Christian Science nursing is available in the home for those residing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. There are additional charges for supplies, travel, bridge tolls, and parking.
1 hour minimum….. $60/hour (7 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
1 hour minimum….. $85/hour (8 p.m. – 7 a.m.)

Click here for more information about the VCSNS.

Payment Of Bills

Monthly statements are available by the 10th of the following month, and payment is due upon receipt. Please confer with the Patient Account Coordinator in the Business Office (ext. 2344) if you have any questions about the charges on your statement.


If you have health insurance (other than Medicare) or a Medicare Supplemental policy, please be sure to provide us with a copy of your insurance card and your policy’s explanation of covered benefits. This information is very helpful when determining whether you have coverage for the services you will be receiving at Arden Wood. In some cases, you must notify your insurance company that you are here before we can file a claim. We are able to assist you in determining whether this applies to you.


In order for Medicare to pay for your care, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid I.D. and Medicare card
  • Have a valid “Election for Medicare Benefits in Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions” form
  • Require the care or supervision of a fully trained, Journal-listed Christian Science nurse

If you have Original Medicare Part A, we will be able to bill Medicare directly on your behalf. You will be responsible for paying the deductible amount as well as any coinsurance amounts should your Medicare-covered stay extend past 60 days. (Many health insurance plans will cover the deductible and coinsurance amounts.)

If you have chosen to receive your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan, we will need to call the insurance company for preauthorization upon your admittance. While your right to receive RNHCI care remains valid, often these health organizations are not familiar with RNHCI care and find it difficult to evaluate care or process claims from RNHCIs. If your stay is not authorized by the Advantage Plan, we will continue to educate them. Occasionally, it is necessary to go through an appeal process before they will pay the claim.

Spiritual Support

Should you need to call on a Christian Science nurse to lend metaphysical support or read to you, etc., you will not be billed for the Christian Science nurse’s time. That is Arden Wood’s gift to you, so please do not hesitate to call if there is a need.

Christian Science Practitioner fees

All nursing cases require the daily services of a Christian Science practitioner listed in the current issue of The Christian Science Journal. Fees for a practitioner’s services are not included in Arden Wood charges.

Financial Assistance

Our mutual goal is your quick and whole healing and a return to normal activity. Should a need for financial assistance arise, please contact our Christian Science Nursing Office (ext. 2224) for a Financial Assistance Application, and we will work with you to find a right solution.

To inquire about inpatient admission or outpatient assistance, please call
(415) 379-2224 between 8 AM and 5 PM. After hours, call (415) 379-2215.