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Sakakawea Medical Center: Innovation in Training

Caring for the community is a long-standing tradition at Sakakawea Medical Center (SMC). Founded more than 68 years ago, they strive to care for all by offering health, healing and a better quality of life. SMC is a critical access hospital, licensed for 13 beds, and a 34-bed licensed basic care facility. SMC serves the communities, residents and visitors of Dunn, Mercer and Oliver Counties, and is in the heart of rural Mercer County and housed in the City of Hazen.

SMC Charity Care Program

This unique program is designed for providing free or discounted care to those who have no means or limited means to pay for their services (uninsured and/or underinsured). In addition to quality healthcare, patients of Sakakawea Medical Center (SMC) are entitled to financial counseling by someone who can understand and offer possible solutions for those who cannot pay in full.