SMMC adapts payment methods following MCB Bank announcement

December 6, 2023  -CAY HILL – In response to the announcement by MCB Bank (formerly Windward Islands Bank – WIB) regarding the discontinuation of processing and accepting business cheques as of January 1st, 2024, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) aims to keep the public informed and facilitate a smooth transition in payment methods.

The key points have been summarized as follows:

Discontinuation of Cheque Services:

  • As of December 1st, 2023, SMMC has ceased both the acceptance and issuance of cheques.

Urgent Action for Outstanding Cheques:

  • Individuals holding outstanding cheques issued by SMMC are urged to promptly cash them before the specified deadline of January 1st, 2024 set by MCB Bank (formerly WIB).

Patient Payment Options:

  • Patients can settle their bills directly at the hospital by visiting our cashiers.
  • Payment can also be made through bank transfers to SMMC.
  • Accepted forms of payment include cash, money order, and the following credit/debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, Kompa Leon, and Maestro.

New Payment Method for Businesses and Insurance Companies:

  • For businesses or insurance companies, our payment method for acceptance and issuance of payments will be through wire transfers.

For further information, kindly reach out to the SMMC Finance Department at +(1-721) 543-3154.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. SMMC remains committed to providing high quality care, close to home and ensuring a seamless payment experience for our valued patients and partners.

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