In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
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. That means we provide temporary, 45-day Medicaid coverage to pregnant women and children under age 19, while we process your medical assistance application. If patients and their families are not eligible for government aid, the Financial Counseling team may be able to offer a payment plan.
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.
About our Financial Assistance Program
Children's Colorado's 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.
Children's Colorado Charity Program
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 below, 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 at 4125 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Copies are available for free in multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
What are the general requirements * of charity care?
Ineligibility for Medicaid, Child Health Plan+, Colorado Indigent Care Program and other health insurances
Household size, income and resources below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level
Submission of required information within 365 days from the date that the first post-discharge billing statement for the care is provided
Federal Poverty Level income guidelines chart: example of maximum income guidelines. Information provided here updated on April 1, 2018.
* Exceptions may apply.
Approximate annual income
up to $30,700
up to $41,600
up to $52,500
up to $63,400
up to $74,300
up to $85,200
up to $96,100
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.
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 for Family Medicaid?
Children ages 0-18 with household income under 260% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) – see the Income Guidelines below for details
Pregnant women, over the age of 19, whose household income is under 260% FPL
Parents and caretaker relatives (you must have a dependent child) whose household income does not exceed 133% FPL
Adults without dependent children whose household income does not exceed 133% FPL
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
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 for CHP+?
Children ages 18 and under, and pregnant women ages 19 and over
Applicants with household income under 260% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) – see the CHP+ Income Guidelines below for details
Permanent legal residents who have had an Alien Registration number for at least 5 years, a refugee or asylee
Applicants not eligible for Medicaid
Applicants who do not have other health insurance
Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)
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.
Who is eligible for CICP?
People legally residing in Colorado
People who meet income and resource guidelines
People who are not eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
People who have Medicare
People who have health insurance
Examples of CICP approximate income guidelines
Approximate Annual Income
Approximate Monthly Income
up to $31,225
up to $2,601
up to $42,275
up to $3,522
up to $53,325
up to $4,443
up to $64,375
up to $5,364
Payment plan options
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 six months, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. To set-up a payment plan, please call us at 720-777-6422.