Know What Your Health Care Costs
When you have the opportunity to shop for medical services, it’s important to contact your own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be your responsibility.
Sanford Health has established a process to help you find out what an anticipated visit or procedure would cost.
To request a price estimate, log in to your My Sanford Chart account from a desktop computer and select "Billing" then "Estimates" to get started. Or, call us at (800) 709-4274. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You also can browse the lists below.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require hospitals and health systems to post their “current, standard charges.”
Beginning July 1, 2019, a state law in Minnesota requires primary care clinics to report the amounts for their 25 most frequent procedures or services that cost more than $25.
On this page, you can access the standard prices, or charges, for all Sanford Health-owned hospitals as well as primary care clinics in Minnesota.
How to Use the Hospital Pricing Information List
Simply click on the state where your hospital is located. Find the hospital you would like to review. Then click the hospital name to read or download the price estimates document on your computer or mobile device.
- The prices listed are the amounts Sanford Health would bill an insurer. The amounts may not be what you will pay out-of-pocket.
- The prices listed were in effect as of Dec. 18, 2018. Hospital prices are updated annually with the most recent overall price change implemented on July 1, 2018. In some cases, charges may change during the year and may have been updated since Dec. 18, 2018.
- Hospital charges are the amount a hospital bills an insurer for a service. For most patients, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below charges. Patients covered by commercial insurance have negotiated rates with hospitals. Patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs have hospital reimbursement rates determined by federal and state governments.
- Hospital charges may also include bundled rates for procedures, personnel, services and supplies. For example, room rates may include the space, equipment, nursing personnel and supplies.
Where to Find More Information
To search and compare average prices among other facilities, visit the Hospital Associations of Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa websites:
COVID-19 Pricing Information
COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Price
The price for a diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19 at all Sanford hospital and clinic laboratories is $140. Most insurance companies, as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, have taken steps to ensure coverage to eliminate any patient or out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing at this time.
Hospital Pricing Information
Thief River Falls, MN
Clear Lake, SD
Sioux Falls, SD