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If you believe you are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we are committed to consumer transparency and quality. It's important to us that patients and families have the information they need about the cost of care within our system. As part of this effort, we want to help you understand the most common charges for diagnostic tests and procedures that you may see when you visit one of our emergency departments (ED).
The charges listed for these healthcare services are estimates of what to expect when you visit a Children's Colorado ED without health insurance, and may vary based on the circumstances at the time that the service is rendered.
In addition to a hospital's charge for a facility fee in the ED, a typical emergency department visit will include charges for services such as imaging, labs, procedures, pharmacy, and supplies. Please note that the charges below do not include physician or other certain health care providers' services. Patients may receive a separate bill for these services.
For more information, please read our billing guide for families.
The information below applies to patients without health insurance (also called "self-pay"). The information does not apply to patients who have health insurance coverage through Medicaid, other government programs, an employer, or the private insurance market.
If a patient has health insurance, the amount the patient owes will depend on their plan and can include deductibles, co-payments and co-insurances. If you have health insurance, you should call your health insurer to determine accurate information about your financial responsibility for a particular healthcare service provided at Children's Colorado.
If you have questions about your bill, please contact our Patient Financial Services team at 720-777-6422.
If you are not covered by insurance, please call us at 720-777-7001 to talk to a financial counselor. They are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code||Description of service||Average self-pay rate|
|31720||Clearance of airways||$102|
|36415||Routine venipuncture (i.e. starting an IV or drawing blood)||$22|
|36592||Collect blood from catheter||$117|
|70450||CT scan head/brain without dye||$1,422|
|71020||Chest x-ray (2 views front and side)||$335|
|73080||X-ray exam of elbow||$234|
|73090||X-ray exam of forearm||$287|
|73110||X-ray exam of wrist||$200|
|73130||X-ray exam of hand||$267|
|73140||X-ray exam of finger(s)||$259|
|73562||X-ray exam of knee||$325|
|73590||X-ray exam of lower leg||$248|
|73610||X-ray exam of ankle||$265|
|73630||X-ray exam of foot||$264|
|74000||X-ray exam of abdomen||$239|
|74020||X-ray exam of abdomen||$352|
|76705||Ultrasound exam of abdomen||$625|
|80048||Basic Metabolic panel||$144|
|80053||Comprehensive metabolic panel||$148|
|80320||Drug screen (alcohol)||$58|
|81001||Urine test (auto w/scope)||$99|
|81003||Urine test (auto w/o scope)||$36|
|82962||Blood sugar (glucose) test||$60|
|85025||Complete blood count test||$109|
|85652||Red blood cell sedimentation rate (automated)||$48|
|87040||Blood culture for bacteria||$527|
|87070||Culture, bacterial (other source aerobic)||$165|
|87077||Culture, bacterial, aerobic definitive identification||$63|
|87081||Culture screen only||$66|
|87086||Urine culture/colony count||$63|
|87088||Urine bacterial culture||$81|
|87186||Antimicrobial agent susceptibility study||$94|
|87205||Smear gram stain||$72|
|87581||Mycoplasma pneumonia testing||$54|
|87798||Infectious agent detection by amplified probe technique||$163|
|87880||Rapid strep test||$36|
|93005||Electrocardiogram tracing (EKG Test)||$223|
|94640||Airway inhalation treatment||$244|
|96360||First hour Intravenous hydration||$229|
|96361||Additional hour intravenous hydration||$196|
|94761||Multiple pulse oxygen readings||$261|
|96372||Intramuscular or subcutaneous medication injection||$99|
|96374||First intravenous medication, push technique||$220|
|96375||Additional intravenous medication, push technique||$317|
|98960||Education and training for patient self-care||$96|
|99156||Moderate sedation – first fifteen minutes||$224|
|99157||Moderate Sedation – additional 15 minutes||$77|