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

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.

Request a Good Faith Estimate

To request an estimate for the locations below, please contact the Know Your Cost team at 1-844-997-2678 (COST).

  • HealthPartners
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Melrose Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Park Nicollet
  • Regions Hospital
  • TRIA

If you are being seen at another location, their estimate team contact numbers are listed below by location.

Amery Hospital & Clinic
715-268-8000

Hudson Hospital & Clinic
715-531-6200

Lakeview Hospital & Clinic
651-430-4533

Olivia Hospital & Clinic
320-523-8300

Westfields Hospital & Clinic
715-243-2600

If you have questions about your rights

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit CMS.gov/NoSurprises or call 800-985-3059.