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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.

Billing Staff:

(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

Pay Online:

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.

Care Credit link
On the Care Credit site select: Pay
Practice: Lakewalk Surgery Center
Zip: 55805
Profession: Healthcare Specialists
*see site for details
Note: Must be less than 120 days after Date of Service


You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the Law, healthcare providers need to give patients who do not have insurance (or who are not using insurance) an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questons or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call us at Lakewalk Surgery Center (218)728-0650

Insurance Information

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

BCBS Blue Plus/HMO

BCBS Federal


BCBS-WI Anthem



Group Health Cooperative Commercial and Badgecare

Health Partners & HP Freedom

Humana Gold PFFS/Choice PPO/Medicare

Purchased Referred Care

Itasca Medical Care


Medicare & RR Medicare

Minnesota Medical Assistance


Preferred One PPO & Administrative Services

Security Health Plan/SHP Medicare Advantage




United Health Care

WEA With Trust Preferred and Chippewa Valley Network

Wisconsin Medical Assistance

We also participate in Senior Partners/Medicare Partners and CareCredit Patient Payment Plans.

   *Disclaimer: This insurance carrier may have a specific Care Network plan for participating providers only. Also some plans my be considered out of network for Lakewalk Surgery Center. Please contact your insurance if you are unsure.

Helpful information and tips to manage your insurance.

*Disclaimer: If you choose an insurance with a specific care network, your out of pocket cost may be higher when you seek care outside of that network.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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. Durand or Dr. Paulson), (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, Dr. M. Davies, Dr. Rudolph, Dr. Hanson), (218) 722-9753
Pain Clinic of Lake Superior or Wolverine Anesthesia (Dr. Chris Davies, Dr. Heyer), (800) 766-4102
Relf Eye Associates (Dr. Relf, Dr. Graham or Dr. Brittain), (218) 720-3553
Weis Eye Center (Dr. Weis), (218) 625-1917
Advanced Surgical Associates (Dr. Bollins), (218) 461-6240
Lifeview Glaucoma Center (Dr. Aponte), (218) 517-5151

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.

(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