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Hospitals are expensive. Ask your doctor for Shields.
- As a specialty outpatient provider, our costs are low and our expertise in MRI remains unmatched. This gives our patients the peace of mind to focus on what really matters: better health.
With more than 30 locations across New England, there's a Shields nearby.
What to Expect
Shields’ laser focus on imaging means more efficiency, and that translates into savings for our patients. As a specialty outpatient provider, our costs are low and our expertise in MRI and PET/CT remains unmatched.
Shields partners with more than 20 healthcare providers. Hear from Amy Hoey, COO at Circle Health, about the value Shields MRI brings to patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shields’ laser focus on imaging means more efficiency, and that translates into savings for our patients. Hospitals offer multiple service lines with high overhead costs that often filter down into the price for your imaging. As a specialty outpatient provider, our costs are low and our expertise in MRI and PET/CT remains unmatched. It’s a model that grants our patients the peace of mind to focus on what really matters: better health.
Want more information? We've written a whole blog article about it: The question everyone asks: Why does Shields MRI cost so much less?
There are many factors that weigh into the price of your MRI including the part of the body you are having scanned and whether or not you need contrast agent. Additionally, not all locations are billed the same way.
You will likely receive one “global” bill from Shields that includes the technical cost of the scan and the radiologist reading charge. At some locations, the radiologist charge may be billed separately. The price will be just about the same, but one bill will be from Shields for the technical scan and one will be from the local radiologist for the reading.
We know that our pricing is a lot lower than most hospitals - as much as 60%!
You should feel great about your choice to have an MRI at Shields, and we encourage you to compare our value to other providers. There are some questions you should ask all providers as you look around for an MRI, and Shields has created a comparison chart for you.
Yes! We understand the financial burden of healthcare bills can be overwhelming and offer payment options to help.
For patients on a high-deductible health plan or without insurance coverage, Shields offers financing options through Care Credit (for MRI and PET/CT) and ClearBalance (for Radiation Oncology).
Shields Health Care Group is approved for most major insurance carriers and health plans. We recommend that our patients contact their insurance plan and/or human resources department prior to the visit for a full explanation of benefits coverage.
We are tiered as the low cost, high quality provider for all health plans in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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We want you to be completely prepared for your MRI—and that includes knowing what you will be charged. Our price calculator provides a personalized estimate of your financial responsibility will be based on your insurance and scan information.
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The Shields Experience
At Shields, we're all about value for our patients. The best quality at the best price. Here's what our patients can expect at Shields.
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Find a Shields MRI near you.
690 Minot Avenue Auburn, ME 04210
55 North Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01604, USA
105 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Topsham, ME, USA
Shields MRI Portsmouth, 1900 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801, USA
40 Wright St., Palmer, MA 01069-1138
361 Allen St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA
157 Union St, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA
1 Hospital Dr., Lowell, MA 01854
100 Hospital Rd., Suite 1A Leominster, MA 01453
164 High St, Greenfield, MA 01301, USA
40 Allied Dr, Dedham, MA 02026, USA
10 Research Pl, North Chelmsford, MA 01863, USA
214 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA, USA
14 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA, USA
161 Granite Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
80 Wason Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
2 Iyannough Rd, West Yarmouth, MA, USA
54 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, USA
295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA, USA
313 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA, USA
385 Western Avenue, Brighton, MA, USA
200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA, USA
26 Rockway Avenue, Weymouth, MA, USA
25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA, USA
265 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301