Hospital Discounted Care

Learn more about this law and how it might help you save money on hospital bills.


Hospital Discounted Care (HDC) is a law that protects low to moderate-income Coloradans from high healthcare costs.

Hospitals are required by law to screen all uninsured patients for eligibility for state-run programs (like Health First Colorado (Medicaid), and Children Health Plan Plus) and provide care at a discounted rate to anyone with a household income below 250% of the federal poverty line (roughly $3,037/month for an individual, $6,250/month for a family of 4).

If you are insured you have the right to be screened for Hospital Discounted Care too – be sure to ask!

After being screened for eligibility, you have the right to apply for Hospital Discounted Care and any state-run coverage programs without delay

Please note! The 250% of the federal poverty line is only a floor! Some hospitals may provide discounts up to 400% of the federal poverty line or greater. When in doubt, ask someone at the billing and or financial aid office of your facility.

Flow chart for the Hospital Discounted Care application process


  • Establishes a monthly payment plan that is based on your monthly income
  • Limits the actions hospitals or collections agencies can take against you
  • Requires all communication (written and verbal) to be delivered in your preferred language
  • You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen or have a certain immigration status to get discounts
  • More information on these and other rights in our Frequently Ask Questions


Please share your experience(s) receiving financial assistance from hospitals in the past year, good or bad! We are striving to improve and protect this landmark law to make ensure it serves all Coloradans!


For Patients / Para Los Pacientes

Check out our toolkit for resources on what hospital care is, how to request to apply, and what your rights are under the law! Resources in English & Spanish

For Community Leaders / Para Líderes Comunitarios

Help spread awareness of Hospital Discounted Care in your community! CCHI has put together a combination of one-pagers, flyers, and social media posts that are easily shareable. Click Here to Access

For Organizations / Para Organizaciones

Join CCHI in spreading awareness of Hospital Discounted Care and help your communities gain access to these vital savings. We have put together social media guides and a comprehensive set of resources to help you do so.Resources in English & Spanish

For Navigators / Para Navegantes

First of all, THANK YOU for helping Coloradans navigate the tangled ball of yarn that is our health care system. In collaboration with Colorado Center on Law and Policy, CCHI created a comprehensive guide for navigating Hospital Discounted Care. We have also compiled further resources to support your work in English & Spanish HERE.

Full Toolkit - resources in Spanish & English

Click HERE for access to our full toolkit which includes all the resources linked above as well as resources for Spanish language speakers.


If you are having issues with hospital bills and believe the hospital is not providing you with information, not screening you properly, or has made an incorrect determination of your eligibility for hospital discounted care, contact the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF) at If you are still having problems, contact our Consumer Assistance Program.



Get Help From CAP

Our Consumer Assistance Program can help navigate medical bills you have already received.


To find the phone number and website for information about discounted care at your hospital, use this table to search for your hospital’s name, address, or the town/city your hospital is in:

Webpage Phone NumberAddressCity
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center719-383-6441
1100 Carson AveLa Junta
Aspen Valley Hospital970-544-15430401 Castle Creek RoadAspen
Avista Adventist Hospital303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
100 Health Park DrLouisville
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center888-264-21274700 Lady Moon DrFort Collins
Boulder Community Health303-415-8115 (before a visit); 303-415-4700 (after an emergency visit)4747 Arapahoe AveBoulder
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
2350 Meadows BlvdCastle Rock
Cedar Springs Hospital719-329-54212135 Southgate RdColorado Springs
Children’s Hospital CO720-777-7001Several along the Front RangeSeveral along the Front Range
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center970-858-3900300 W Ottley AveFruita
Colorado Plains Medical Center303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
1000 Lincoln StreetFt. Morgan
Community Hospital970-257-62002351 G RoadGrand Junction
Craig Hospital(303) 789-80003425 S. Clarkson St.Englewood
Delta County Memorial Hospital970-874-22261501 E. 3rd StreetDelta
Denver Health303-602-3466777 Bannock StreetDenver
Denver Springs720-254-19958835 American WayEnglewood
East Morgan County Hospital888-264-21272400 Edison StBrush
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs719-630-8000325 S. Parkside DriveColorado Springs
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton719-630-80001001 West Mineral AvenueLittleton
Estes Park Medical Center970-577-4530555 Prospect AvenueEstes Park
Good Samaritan Medical Center866-665-2636200 Exempla CircleLafayette
Grand River Hospital District970-625-6555501 Airport RoadRifle
Gunnison Valley Health970-642-4790711 North Taylor StreetGunnison
Haxtun Hospital District970-774-6123235 W. FletcherHaxtun
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center719-530-24751000 Rush DriveSalida
Highlands Behavioral Health System720-348-28008565 South Poplar WayLittleton
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs719-630-8000325 Parkside DriveColorado Springs
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton719-630-80001001 West Mineral AveLittleton
Keefe Memorial Health Service District719-767-5661102 E 2nd Ave (Kit Carson)
615 W 5th St N (Cheyenne Wells)
Cheyenne Wells & Kit Carson
Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital719-346-4721286 16th StreetBurlington
Lincoln Health719-743-2294111 6th StHugo
Littleton Adventist Hospital303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
7700 S BroadwayLittleton
Longmont United Hospital303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
1950 Mountain View AveLongmont
Lutheran Medical Center866-665-26368300 W 38th AveWheat Ridge
McKee Medical Center888-264-21272000 Boise AveLoveland
Medical Center of the Rockies970-624-16172500 Rocky Mountain AveLoveland
Melissa Memorial Hospital970-854-22411001 East Johnson St.Holyoke
Memorial Central Hospital855-843-35471400 E Boulder StColorado Springs
Memorial Regional Health970-826-3125750 Hospital LoopCraig
Mercy Regional Medical Center303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
1010 Three Springs BlvdDurango
Middle Park Medical Center – Kremmling970-724-3442
Extension: 5000
214 South 4th StreetKremmling
Montrose Memorial Hospital(970) 252-2666800 S. 3rd StreetMontrose
Mt. San Rafael Hospital719-845-4204410 Benedicta AvenueTrinidad
National Jewish Health303-398-10651400 Jackson StreetDenver
North Colorado Medical Center888-264-21271801 16th St.Greeley
North Suburban Medical Center1-866-475-24039191 Grant StreetThornton
Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital970-619-36634401a Union StreetJohnstown
OrthoColorado Hospital303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
11650 W Second PlLakewood
Pagosa Springs Medical Center970-585-140595 S. Pagosa Blvd.Pagosa Springs
Parker Adventist Hospital303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
9395 Crown Crest BlvdParker
Parkview Medical Center719-584-4045400 West 16th StreetPueblo
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services303-552-3024
Toll Free: 888-347-3295
2222 N Nevada AveColorado Springs
Pioneers Medical Center970-878-9792100 Pioneers Medical Center Dr.Meeker
Platte Valley Medical Center866-665-26361600 Prairie Center PkwyBrighton
Porter Adventist Hospital303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
2525 S Downing StDenver
Poudre Valley Hospital970-495-72501024 S Lemay AveFort Collins
Presbyterian/St- Luke’s Medical Center720-754-7883
Last names A-G720-754-2142
Last names H-O

Last names P-Z
1719 E 19th AveDenver
Prowers Medical Center719-336-7137401 Kendall DrLamar
Rangely District Hospital970-675-5011225 Eagle Crest DrRangely
Rio Grande Hospital719- 657-2510310 CR-ADel Norte
Rose Medical Center303-575-00554567 E. 9th Ave.Denver
Saint Joseph Hospital866-665-26361375 E 19th AveDenver
San Luis Valley Health Conejos County Hospital719-587-636419021 Hwy 285La Jara
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center719-587-6364106 Blanca AveAlamosa
Sedgwick County Health Center970-474-3323900 Cedar StJulesburg
Sky Ridge Medical Center303-575-005510101 RidgeGate PkwyLone Tree
Southeast Colorado Hospital District719-523-2161373 East Tenth AvenueSpringfield
Southwest Health System, Inc970-564-21311311 North Mildred RoadCortez
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital(303) 367-1166900 Potomac St.Aurora
Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center & Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center719-739-4544
23500 U.S. Highway 160Walsenburg
St. Anthony Hospital303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
11600 W 2nd PlLakewood
St. Anthony North Health Campus303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
14300 Orchard PkwyBroomfield
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
340 Peak One DrFrisco
St. Francis Medical Center303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
6001 E Woodmen RdColorado Springs
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
1008 Minnequa AvePueblo
St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center866-665-26362635 N 7th StGrand Junction
St. Thomas More Hospital303-552-3024
Toll free: 888-347-3295
1338 Phay AveCanon City
St. Vincent General Hospital District719-486-7172822 W 4th St. Leadville
Sterling Regional MedCenter888-264-2127615 Fairhurst StSterling
Swedish Medical Center303-788-5000501 E Hampden AveEnglewood
Telluride Regional Medical Center970-728-3848
(ext. 190 prior to service)
(ext. 111 uninsured, high deductible)
500 W Pacific AveTelluride
The Medical Center of Aurora303-695-26001501 S Potomac StAurora
UCHealth Broomfield Hospital855-843-354711820 Destination DrBroomfield
UCHealth Grandview Hospital855.843.3547 5623 Pulpit Peak ViewColorado Springs E Ken Pratt BlvdLongmont
UC Health Pikes Peak Regional Hospital855-843-354716420 W Hwy 24Woodland Park
UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center855.843.35471024 Central Park DrSteamboat Springs
University of Colorado Hospital855.843.3547 12605 E. 16th AvenueAurora
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System1-866-400-12381700 N Wheeling StAurora
Vail Health970-477-3116180 South Frontage Road WestVail
Valley View Hospital970-384-68921906 Blake AveGlenwood Springs
Vibra Hospital303.288.30008451 Pearl StreetThornton
Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital719-438-54011208 Luther StEads
West Springs Hospital970-683-7131
515 28 3/4 RdGrand Junction
Wray Community District Hospital970-332-48111017 W Seventh StWray
Yuma District Hospital970-848-48151000 W 8th AveYuma

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
303 E 17th Ave, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203



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