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Worried about paying your medical bills? Don't have health insurance? We can help.
Many of our patient families who do not have health insurance are surprised to learn that their child qualifies for assistance. Children's Hospital Colorado works with eligible patients and families to secure government assistance or charity programs for hospital services. If patients and their families are not eligible for government assistance, the Financial Counseling team may be able to offer financial assistance in the form of discounts and payment plans.
The Children's Hospital Colorado Financial Assistance Program CHCO 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 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines Chart below for eligibility and links to our Financial Assistance Policy and Application.
Please call Patient Financial Services at (720) 777-7001 to talk with a Financial Counselor. They will help you apply for financial assistance programs.
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.
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.
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 $29,425||up to $2,431|
|2||up to $39,825||up to $3,277|
|3||up to $50,225||up to $4,122|
|4||up to $60,625||up to $4,968|
Children's Hospital Colorado Charity Program provides specialized care or elective services where patients and their families are in need of financial assistance. The decision to provide charity care will be based on a review of income, assets and liabilities of the family at the time of admission to the hospital or clinic. Income requirements will be defined in the hospital Financial Assistance Policy and Application listed below.
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines chart: example of maximum income guidelines. Information provided here updated on April 1, 2015.
*In some cases, Charity will go up to 400%
|Family Size||Approximate Annual Income|
|1||up to $29,425|
|2||up to $39,825|
|3||up to $50,225|
|4||up to $60,625|
|5||up to $71,025|
|6||up to $81,425|
|7||up to $91,825|
|8||up to $102,225|
Children’s charges are consistently applied to all patients regardless of their ability to pay or method of payment. Children's Hospital Colorado provides 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 to speak with a Customer Service representative.