At Pioneer Medical Center's Board Meeting on September 5, 2019, the Board approved a change to our collection and billing policy and our self-pay prompt pay discount policy. We recognize medical expenses are often large, unplanned, and create further stress at a time when the patient's primary concern is getting healthier rather than financial issues. These new payment options will allow patients more choices in selecting a payment plan for your account at Pioneer Medical Center.
Pioneer Medical Center offers a 20 % self-pay discount to any patients who pay their bill in full within 30 days from when the self-pay balance is determined. This policy applies to uninsured patients and patients with a self-pay balance after insurance has paid their claim. This policy excludes all Assisted Living Facility, Long-Term Care, and Hospice patient accounts.
Pioneer Medical Center accepts cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Call 406.932.4603 to speak with a Patient Financial Services customer service representative.
Pioneer Medical Center is committed to improving the health of individuals and the surrounding Sweet Grass County region. We seek to provide quality care to individuals, regardless of their ability to pay and have established a Financial Assistance Program to help qualifying residents of our service area, with limited financial resources, in paying for their medical care.
If you can't afford your medical bills, we can give you a simple form to apply for our financial assistance program.
You may be able to get financial assistance if you do not have insurance, are underinsured, or if it would be a financial hardship to pay in full the expected out of pocket expenses for services at Pioneer Medical Center. Please note that there are certain service exclusions that are not typically eligible for financial assistance, including, but not limited to non-emergent or not medically necessary services.
Financial assistance is generally determined by a sliding scale of total household income based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). If you and/or the responsible party’s income combined are at or below 100- 400% of the federal poverty guidelines, you may get discounted rates for the care provided.
There are many ways to find information about the Financial Assistance Program Financial Assistance Program application process or to get copies of the Financial Assistance Program application form.
To apply for financial assistance you may download the form from the link above.
You may also request the information in writing to:
Our mailing address is:
Pioneer Medical Center
P.O. Box 1228,
Big Timber, MT 59011
Our physical address if you would like to stop by in person:
301 West 7th Avenue
Big Timber, MT 59011
If you prefer to call our facility you can speak with anyone in the Patient Financial Services department and they can supply you with an application form.
At Pioneer Medical Center, we believe that no one should go without the medicines they need. That is why PMC offers free consultations through our Prescription Assistance Program to help low-income or uninsured patients obtain free, or nearly free, long-term medications.
We encourage you to contact the PMC Clinic at (406) 932-4199 for further inquiry.