Orange Park Medical Center
A 13-year-old boy went to the hospital after a car accident. He was diagnosed with a superficial wound on his forehead and sent home two hours later. His actual medical treatment was priced at $6,871. But Orange Park billed an additional $21,000 for the trauma reponse fee.
Orlando Regional Medical Center
An uninsured 36-year-old man got cut in an assault. His medical care, including skull X-rays and immunizations, added up to $1,860 for a two-hour hospital visit. But the trauma fee quadrupled his total bill.
UF Health Shands Hospital
After a car accident, a 54-year-old man went to the trauma center complaining of lower back and joint pain. Five hours later, he went home with $1,561 in charges for medical care. But that made up only 14 percent of his bill. The other 86 percent? Just his trauma fee.
Blake Medical Center
A 68-year-old man fell from a ladder, scraping his arm and foot and cutting his hand. He spent three hours in the hospital and had his bill more than doubled by a $29,000 fee for trauma team activation.
Broward Health Medical Center
A 7-year-old boy injured his head playing sports. He was taken to a trauma center, but records show no procedures were done to him. In fact, he would have had just $544 in ER fees were it not for the trauma response fee that inflated his bill more than 10-fold.
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
St. Lucie County
After getting cut in an assault, a 51-year-old man went to the hospital with a superficial wound in his shoulder blade area. Treated and released in an hour, his trauma fee inflated his bill more than six-fold.
Delray Medical Center
Palm Beach County
A 15-year-old boy burned his fingers, knee and leg. He spent two hours in the hospital, where he was given non-prescription drugs that cost $11. The stay itself would have cost $1,856 were it not for a trauma fee that made up 87 percent of his bill.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
After an assault, a 25-year-old man with superficial wounds on his face and hand got stitched up and sent home in three hours. The medical charges added up to $3,255. He racked up a $10,000 cover charge, however, the moment he entered the trauma hospital.
St. Mary's Medical Center
Palm Beach County
A 66-year-old woman broke her ankle after being hit by a car. She spent three hours in the hospital, where she got X-rays, lab work, a tetanus shot and a splint. All of that would have added up to $5,221 were it not for a trauma fee that nearly quadrupled her bill.
Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration