Uninsured Patient Discount

If you don’t have health insurance, you may be eligible for a discount on your Essentia Health medical bills.

What’s Included?

The Uninsured Patient Discount covers medically necessary care at Essentia Health locations. That means you can get the care you need to prevent, diagnose or treat an illness, injury, condition or disease, or its symptoms.

Services & Specialties Not Covered

List of Exclusions for the Essentia Health Financial Assistance Program and Uninsured Discounts.

Services excluded from the Essentia Health Financial Assistance Program and Uninsured Discounts include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Cardiac Rehab III
  • Cosmetic Services
  • E-Visits
  • Home Health and Hospice care not performed by a skilled provider
  • Prescription Medications/Retail Pharmacy
  • Reproductive Management Services
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

Retail Services – such as:

  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies that do not meet Medicare’s medical necessity guidelines
  • Eye Glasses / Contacts
  • Hearing Aids/Batteries/Inserts/Repair


  • DOT/Flight Physical
  • Immigration exams
  • Lasik Eye Surgery
  • Massage Therapy Services
  • Sports (School) Physical
  • Travel Vaccines

Additional Exclusion under Financial Assistance:

  • Master Level Providers for Behavioral Health Services

Additional Exclusion under Uninsured Discount:

  • Convenience Care

* Services excluded from the Essentia Heath Uninsured Discount are considered cosmetic, not medically necessary, or retail services exempt from the AG agreement.

Discount Rates

Discount rates vary by location.

Contact Us

To speak with a patient account representative, email us or call 218-786-3333, option 2 or 1-800-985-4675, option 2. Monday – Wednesday, Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.

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