Frequently asked questions

Montana Laser and Medical Center is the only dedicated laser treatment center in Montana. We have the most experience, most powerful lasers, and best protocols developed over years of experience and research. Our expert healthcare providers work together on every single patient, ensuring that you receive personalized, custom care plans that could include advanced imaging, blood tests, laser therapy, rehab exercise, trigger point injections, regenerative injections, and/or chiropractic care. We'll go in-depth to determine an accurate diagnosis and the very best comprehensive treatments to make sure you improve quickly.

Why should I choose Montana Laser and Medical Center?

Most insurance plans do cover laser therapy when performed here at Montana Laser, but there are strict requirements that we must meet. Most clinics do not accept insurance for laser therapy because these requirements can be difficult to meet. We perform a detailed insurance verification for each patient after your first visit, so that before you start care, you know what coverage your insurance should provide. Of course, deductibles and co-pays may apply. In some cases, it is actually cheaper to use our self-pay programs rather than your insurance. Please note, we can never guarantee what coverage your insurance may provide, but will give you an honest estimate and assessment. Your insurance company can change its policies and payments without any notification to us or you.

Does my insurance cover laser therapy?

As noted above, oftentimes insurance plans will cover laser therapy, so in a lot of cases your insurance copay will be sufficient. If you are a self-pay patient, laser treatments could cost anywhere from $48 to $125. We'll go over all the options with you and make sure you feel comfortable with our pricing before you start care.

How much does laser therapy cost?

Statistically, yes! Most painful conditions can be successfully treated with laser therapy, often called light therapy, phototherapy, red light therapy, or photobiomodulation. The reason that laser therapy can help so many painful conditions is that it stimulates your body's natural regenerative response to injury and pain. Currently, we do not treat patients with active cancer or over the lower back or abdomen of pregnant women.

Can laser therapy help my painful ________ ?

Light and laser therapy has been studied for more than 50 years and no serious side effects have ever been observed. Some patients may have temporary aching, soreness, or fatigue, but this is typically for 48 hours or less and is usually followed by improvement in pain levels. Your provider can talk to you about more specific information. Lasers used for aesthetics do work differently than lasers used in therapy. Aesthetic lasers use carefully controlled heating of the tissues. This is still a very safe procedure, but minor burns and other side effects are possible for these cosmetic treatments only. We'll discuss this with you when we talk with you about our care plan recommendations.

Is laser therapy safe?

No! Thanks to our unique practice model, we can provide care to anyone without the need for a referral. We do send updates to your primary care provider so they can stay informed about your progress, but we're proud to offer so many services to the Flathead Valley without extra steps!

Do I need a referral to see you?

In addition to laser therapy for pain, we can help with snoring reduction, testosterone replacement therapy, home exercise plans, hyaluronic lubricating joint injections, regenerative PRP injections, nutrition advice, and trigger point injections. If we recommend a service that we don't perform, we'll give you a referral to a local specialist who can help you further.

What else can Montana Laser do for me?