Montana Health Center providers can make referrals for most general radiology services, such as X-rays and ultrasounds at no cost to you.

State of Montana Plan Members
CT and MRI

Your regular medical benefits will ALWAYS apply for CT scans and MRIs, no matter who refers you for these services. Be sure to get proper prior-authorization through BlueCross & BlueShield for CTs and MRIs.

X-rays and Ultrasounds
There is no out-of-pocket cost to the member for x-rays and ultrasound referrals made by Health Center providers if the following are true:

  • Radiology must be ordered by a provider at the Health Center and
  • Radiology services must be performed at one of the radiology partners listed below

Your regular medical benefits apply for all other x-rays and ultrasounds.

Outside Referrals
Please note, you can no longer bring in referrals from non-Health Center providers in an effort to receive no-cost radiology.

Radiology Partners

  • Benefis Helena Imaging (previously Helena Imaging Center)
  • Sound Health Imaging
  • MRI Center
  • St. Peter's Health
  • Billings Clinic
  • Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging
  • Sound Health Imaging
  • 3D Mammography
  • Big Sky Mobile Imaging

Other Public Entities
Consult your plan administrators to learn which radiology services are available at no out-of-pocket cost to you.

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