Patient Financial Services

At Sakakawea Medical Center, we work had to ensure that quality healthcare is available to everyone we serve. In order to provide professional services and afford the latest lifesaving technology, we rely on receiving payment for our services from patients, government programs, and healthcare insurance companies.

As a courtesy, Sakakawea Medical Center will file your insurance claim for you. Therefore, at registration, you will be asked to present your health insurance card and sign a form assigning insurance benefits to the hospital. It is your responsibility to ensure that all pre-approval requirements are met.

Sakakawea Medical Center recognizes that medical expenses are often large, unplanned and create further stress at a time when your primary concern is health rather than financial issues. That is why we offer a number of flexible payment plans designed to help you pay your charges over a period of time.

We understand that some patients do not have insurance, or are underinsured and find it difficult to make a payment. We will be happy to assist you in determining if you are eligible for financial assistance through our charity care program.

To speak with someone in our Financial Service Department, please call 7017482225. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Dr. Michael L. Schmit, MD, FACS
  • Dr. Aaron Garman, MD
  • Dr. Orlan Jackson, DO
  • Dr. Tom Kaspari, MD
  • Dr. Jacinta Klindworth, MD
  • Dr. Michelle Placke, MD
  • Dr. Rodney Zimmerman, MD
  • Kimberley Myklebust, FNP-C
  • Kayla Olson, PA-C
  • Kayla Ternes, PA-C
  • Robert Volk, FNP-C
  • Deb Sailer , FNP-C
  • Corrie Rogness, FNP-C
  • Kelsey Striefel, DNP
  • Keri Baumberger, PA-C
  • Cassandra Altringer, DNP, FNP-C
  • Abbey Pelton, DNP
  • Britta Julson, MPAS, PA-C

All providers are covered under our Financial Assistance Policies (FAP) or CCCHC Sliding Fee.

Good Faith Estimate

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t 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 health care 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 health care 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 questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 7017482225.