Billing / Financial Assistance

Billing

Individuals receiving health care services at Baraga County Memorial Hospital may receive different bills for services rendered by various departments within the hospital.  A bill may be received for services provided at the hospital, the BCMH Physician Group, BCMH Home Care & Hospice, and BCMH Medical Equipment.  Itemized bills are available upon request.  For questions, or to receive an itemized bill, call: 

  • (906) 524-3200 for Hospital billing questions
  • (906) 524-6118 for Physician Group billing questions – ask for extension 161
  • (906) 524-3366 or (906) 524-4663 for Home Care & Hospice billing questions
  • (906) 524-7156 for Medical Equipment billing questions

Financial Assistance

For individuals without medical insurance, several programs are available to provide assistance, including the BCMH CARES Program.  The CARES program is a sliding fee scale program allowing patients who are uninsured or underinsured to receive health care services at a reduced cost at BCMH and the BCMH Physician Group Rural Health Clinic.  To be eligible for a sliding fee discount, one must provide evidence of household income, such as prior year’s tax return or most recent paycheck stub, in addition to proof of denial from Medicaid and www.healthcare.gov.  Completion of the Medicaid and healthcare.gov applications is an important first step in obtaining financial assistance.  For individuals who have already been denied and wish to complete the CARES program application, assistance is also available.  If needed, please call (906) 524-3350 to speak to a BCMH Financial Counselor. 

For uninsured individuals, not qualifying for the above mentioned program, and receiving a private pay bill, payment will be requested within 28 days of service.  Those unable to pay for their bill in its entirety may contact the BCMH Financial Counselor to set up a payment plan.  Hospital guidelines are followed when developing an individualized payment plan.   To set up a payment plan, call (906) 524-3350.


MiRx – Michigan Prescription Drug Discount Card

Also available to Michigan residents is MiRx, a Michigan Prescription Drug Discount Card.  This card provides a way for Michigan residents who do not have prescription drug coverage to get their medication for less money at participating pharmacies.  There is no age limit to participate.  To be eligible, individuals must be a resident of the State of Michigan; have no prescription drug coverage; and have an income level at or below the state’s median income level.  For more information about the MiRx Card, call 1-866-755-6479.