Billing & Financial Assistance

Count on Essentia Health to make it as convenient as possible for you to pay your medical bills. If you need help to pay, you may qualify for assistance or reduced-cost care.

Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your Essentia Health bill online via MyHealth, by mail, or over the phone.

Get Help With Your Medical Bills

Look into your options for care that fits your medical needs and your ability to pay. Review our brochure to learn how Essentia can help you pay your medical bills [PDF].

  • Find primary care and behavioral and mental health care at a reduced cost at Essentia Health’s National Health Service Corps-approved sites.
  • Learn whether you qualify for reduced bills through Essentia Health’s Financial Assistance Program, which includes discounted services for patients without insurance.
  • Ask an Essentia patient account representative or financial counselor about a short-term payment plan or a ClearBalance® loan with no interest or penalties

Financial Counseling

Meet with an Essentia financial counselor when you have questions about your account, projected out-of-pocket costs, financial assistance options, or payment arrangements. To set up an appointment with a financial counselor at a location near you, contact our call center at 218-786-3333 or 1-800-985-4675.

Price Estimates

Learn the potential out-of-pocket cost for a medical procedure so you know what to expect when it’s time to pay your medical bill. You’ll get our best estimate based on the information available at the time of your request. The estimate is not a guarantee of your final charges. The actual cost may vary based on what services you need.

Request an Estimate

To request a price estimate, call the Essentia office in your area:

  • Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin – 218-786-2906
  • Central Minnesota – 218-828-7447 for hospital services; 218-833-5942 for office-based procedures and services
  • Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota – 701-364-8739

Insurance Coverage

See what insurance plans are accepted at Essentia Health. For questions about your insurance coverage, contact your insurance company.

Essentia Health Billing & Collections Policy

Essentia Health will promptly and accurately submit health insurance claims and/or work with you to establish a reasonable payment plan for any portion of a bill you’re expected to pay. If you don’t submit a Financial Assistance Program application, make a reasonable payment agreement, or meet your financial responsibilities, collection activities will occur. To learn more, review our full billing and collections policy [PDF].

Billing Questions?

If you have a question about your Essentia Health bill or payment options, talk with a patient account representative in our Call Center. Call 218-786-3333, option 2 or 1-800-985-4675, option 2, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. You can also email us at

Pay Your Bill Online

View and pay your Essentia Health bill online via MyHealth.

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