Financial Assistance

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Let Us Help

Shodair Children’s Hospital passionately dedicates itself to caring for our community, embracing everyone, regardless of their payment capabilities. Through our ShoCare Program, we extend a helping hand to families facing financial challenges, aligning with our mission to heal, help, and inspire hope. Discover our financial assistance policy and dive into the specifics below. Contact us with any questions. 406-444-7595 or

Interested in financial assistance?

Please complete the application and attach any requested documentation before submitting your application via mail or email.  

Shodair Children’s Hospital
Attn: Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 5539
Helena, MT 59604

Our Purpose

At Shodair, our compassionate approach is reflected in the clear definition of criteria for qualifying and accessing financial assistance through ShoCare, applicable to all levels of care provided. This policy ensures a fair and consistent review process of care delivered by Shodair and its dedicated staff, including rendering providers. We understand the financial challenges you may face, and our commitment extends to offering assistance only after exploring all other reimbursement avenues, such as insurance, medical assistance, and third-party liability claims. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to make quality care accessible to everyone. 

Do You Qualify for Financial Assistance?

To be considered eligible for financial assistance, an applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  • – The patient/family must cooperate fully with the application process. 
  • – The applicant must provide all required documentation in a timely manner. 
  • – The applicant/patient is either uninsured or has a self-pay balance they are unable to pay. 
  • – The income limit for financial assistance consideration is 500% of the federal poverty level for that year. 


INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for Shocare, please complete the application and attach copies of the following documentation for the patient, guarantor (if different from the patient) and all adult household members of the patient:

  • Driver’s license or photo ID
  • Tax returns, most recent W-2, or unemployment statements, or
  • Pay stubs from all employment (previous three months) or
  • Statements of income drawn from assets (stocks, bonds, IRAs, mutual funds, etc.) and
  • Bank statements from all bank accounts (previous three months)

Please submit a completed application with supporting documents to or mail to:

Shodair Children’s Hospital
Financial Assistance
PO BOX 5539
Helena, MT 59604

You may also drop off an application to the receptionist at any of the following locations Monday through Friday, 8-5pm MST:

Shodair Children’s Hospital
2755 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601

Shodair Medical Office Building
2620 Shodair Drive
Helena, MT 59601

Butte Outpatient Clinic
711 W Silver Street
Butte, MT 59701

If you have questions or need help completing this application: Our financial assistance policies, information about the program, and the application materials are available on our website or via phone. You may obtain help for any reason, including disability and language assistance. Translated written documents available upon request. Here’s how to contact us: or 406-444-7595 Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

When a completed Shocare application is received, it will be reviewed, and a final determination letter will be mailed within 14 business days. If additional documentation is needed, the patient/ guarantor will be notified.  An approved application will remain active for a period of one year.  Services received during this time will qualify for approved discounts.

CONFIDENTIALITY: We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of requests, information, and funding. The information requested below is for the sole purpose of financial assistance. We do not share information with any third parties, federal or local government agencies.

2024  Family  

(100% Discount)   

Income  Level 

(60 % Discount)  

Income Level 

(40% Discount)  

Income Level 

(20 % Discount)  

Income Level 

FPL  Size  From  To *  From  To  From  To  From  To 
$15,060  1  $0  $30,120  $30,121  $45,180  $45,181  $60,240  $60,241  $75,300 
$20,440  2  $0  $40,880  $40,881  $61,320  $61,321  $81,760  $81,761  $102,200 
$25,820  3  $0  $51,640  $51,641  $77,460  $77,461  $103,280  $103,281  $129,100 
$31,200  4  $0  $62,400  $62,401  $93,600  $93,601  $124,800  $124,801  $156,000 
$36,580  5  $0  $73,160  $73,161  $109,740  $109,741  $146,320  $146,321  $182,900 
$41,960  6  $0  $83,920  $83,921  $125,880  $125,881  $167,840  $167,841  $209,800 
$47,340  7  $0  $94,680  $94,681  $142,020  $142,021  $189,360  $189,361  $236,700 
$52,720  8  $0  $105,440  $105,441  $158,160  $158,161  $210,880  $210,881  $263,600