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Many of our patient families who do not have health insurance are surprised to learn that their child may qualify for help. Children's Hospital Colorado works with eligible patients and families to apply for government aid for hospital services. If patients and their families are not eligible for government aid, the Financial Counseling team may be able to offer other financial aid in the form of discounts and payment plans.
The Financial Assistance Program is available to all patients who do not have health insurance and live in the United States. We expect families to use all available resources before financial aid will be considered.
Qualifications for many assistance programs require applicants to meet federal poverty income guidelines based on the Federal Poverty Level. Eligibility for financial aid depends upon family size, income, and the age of the applicant.
Please call us at 720-777-7001 to speak with a Financial Counselor. They will help you apply for financial aid programs that are available.
The Children's Hospital Colorado Financial Assistance Program is in accordance with Colorado Revised Statute § 25-3-112 and 26 CFR 1.501(r)-0 through 26 CFR 1.501(r)-7. Qualifications for many assistance programs require applicants to meet federal poverty income guidelines based on their Federal Poverty Level. Eligibility for financial assistance depends upon family size, income and the age of the applicant. Please see the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines Chart below for eligibility and links to our financial assistance policy and application.
Please download our financial assistance document checklist (.pdf) to make sure you have all the necessary documents to apply for financial assistance.
Our Charity Care Program provides financial aid to patients and families in need. The decision to provide charity care will, in most cases, be based on a review of the family's income, assets and liabilities at the time of visit, and will typically result in a sliding-scale co-payment due from the family.
Copies of our Financial Assistance Policy and Application are available on this web page, by calling the Financial Counseling Department at 720-777-7001, or in our Financial Counseling offices at 13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045 or our Briargate Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at 4125 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Copies are available for free in multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Please download our financial assistance document checklist (.pdf)to make sure you have all the necessary documents to apply for financial assistance.
What are the general requirements of charity care?
*Exceptions may apply
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines chart: example of maximum income guidelines. Information provided here updated on April 1, 2018.
|Family size||Approximate annual income|
|1||up to $30,700|
|2||up to $41,600|
|3||up to $52,500|
|4||up to $63,400|
|5||up to $74,300|
|6||up to $85,200|
|7||up to $96,100|
|8||up to $107,000|
Amounts generally billed (AGB)
Children's Colorado limits the amount charged for care we provide to any individual who is eligible for financial assistance. We use the look-back method as defined in federal regulation §501(r) to determine the AGB.
Children's Hospital Colorado financial assistance policy
Children's Colorado financial assistance and payment plan
Children's Hospital Colorado financial assistance policy application
If you need assistance or have questions about how to complete an application, please contact a financial counselor at 720-777-7001. They are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Family Medicaid is a public health insurance program for Colorado children 0-18 years of age and for parents with dependent children. The program is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Who is eligible?
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for private health insurance.
Who is eligible?
Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) provides discounted health services to low-income people and families. CICP is not a health insurance program. Discounted health care services are provided by Colorado hospitals and clinics that participate in the CICP.
Examples of CICP approximate income guidelines
|Family Size||Approximate Annual Income||Approximate Monthly Income|
|1||up to $31,225||up to $2,601|
|2||up to $42,275||up to $3,522|
|3||up to $53,325||up to $4,443|
|4||up to $64,375||up to $5,364|
Children's Colorado charges are consistently applied to all patients regardless of their ability to pay or method of payment. We provide flexible payment plan options for our patients and families. While many payment plans do not exceed 6 months, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
To set-up a payment plan, please call us at 720-777-6422.