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Financial Assistance

The Ruby Valley Medical Center offers financial assistance for emergency treatment and medically necessary healthcare services to all who qualify. Our hospital's Business Office can assist patients in exploring all options for financial assistance.


All patients are welcome to apply for financial assistance to determine if they meet guidelines established by the Assistance Committee These guidelines are not meant to discourage anyone from seeking financial assistance, but they are designed to ensure that hospital resources are used by patients who qualify. Patients are expected to cooperate with the Ruby Valley Medical Center's procedures for obtaining financial assistance and to contribute to the cost of care based on the individual or family's ability to pay. 

If you feel that you may need assistance to fulfill your financial obligation to the medical center, please review the Financial Assistance Policy and complete the Financial Assistance application. If your household earns less than 200% of the published federal poverty level, you are eligible to apply for assistance. The Business Office staff can assist you with the completion of the application.

For income verification purposes, the following documentation will be needed -

  1. A copy of your filed income tax return and W2s for the past year.

  2. Current year-to-date pay records or written verification of wages from your employer.

  3. Social Security income (also include children's).

  4. Child support for the previous year and current year-to-date payments.

  5. Bank statements for the last 3 months (savings, checking, brokerage, etc.)

  6. If applicable, unemployment or workers compensation benefits.

  7. If applicable, public assistance eligibility or denial. 


Applicants will be notified in writing or by phone if they are eligible and what percentage of their account will be credited. Individuals eligible for financial assistance will not be charged more than the amounts generally billed for emergency or other medically-necessary care. Applicants are eligible to reapply at any time for financial assistance if their financial situation changes. 

Patients may obtain copies of the financial assistance policy and financial assistance application on this website (, via the mail by calling (406) 842-5453, or in person at the registration desk at 321 Madison Street, Sheridan, Montana 59749 or 104 S. Madison Street, Twin Bridges, Montana, 59754. There is a separate application for the Ruby Valley Medical Clinic's Sliding Scale Program. Both applications can be found here or upon request at the registration desks. Currently, the application is only available in English.

The application and copies of the requested items must be returned to the Business Office. The documents can be submitted personally to 321 Madison Street, Sheridan or by mail to Ruby Valley Medical Center, Business Office, P.O. 336, Sheridan, MT 59749.


Failure to satisfy the requirements can result in your application being void. A print version of this information is available here. If you have any questions regarding the Financial Assistance Program, please contact the Business Office at (406) 842-5453.  

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