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
- Hutchinson Health
- Melrose Center
- Methodist Hospital
- Park Nicollet
- Regions Hospital
If you are being seen at another location, their estimate team contact numbers are listed below by location.
Amery Hospital & Clinic
Hudson Hospital & Clinic
Lakeview Hospital & Clinic
Olivia Hospital & Clinic
Westfields Hospital & Clinic
If you have questions about your rights
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit