COVID-19 testing is free – no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays will be collected. However, a patient’s insurance may be billed. Please note that current insurance information, if not up to date in your MyChart account, will be collected and your insurance may be billed accordingly. To learn more about Denver Health's response to COVID-19, please visit our Coronavirus Resources page.
Denver Health's dedication to price transparency
Denver Health is committed to providing meaningful pricing information to our patients so they are able to make informed health care decisions.
Denver Health encourages patients who currently have private health insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid to contact their health insurance carriers to understand their financial responsibilities for health care services provided at Denver Health. Denver Health encourages patients not covered by private health insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid and plan to pay for health care services directly to contact Denver Health’s financial counseling department at 303-602-3466.
What is price transparency?Doctors, hospitals, health plans and consumer groups agree prices should be easier for patients to access in order to better understand costs associated with health care services. Price transparency is a means of providing general estimated cost information on common services. Denver Health is committed to presenting this information in a way that is easy for patients to access, but encourages all self-pay patients to contact the financial counseling department at 303-602-3466 to fully understand all costs associated with receiving health care services at Denver Health.
What does “self-pay” mean?Self-pay is a term used to describe a situation in which a patient chooses to pay for hospital or clinic services directly rather than using a private health insurance plan, Medicare, Medicaid or Workers Compensation. Other common terms used when referring to self-pay are “uninsured patients” and “private pay.” Self-pay does not include charity care programs.
Who can choose the “self-pay” option at Denver Health?
Denver Health’s primary service area for self-pay, or uninsured patients, is the City and County of Denver. Residents of the City and County of Denver, are eligible to receive services as a self-pay patient. For certain medical services, the limitation to City and County of Denver does not apply. For more information on these services, contact 303-602-3466. For Emergency services there are no geographical limitations, and in case of an emergency 911 should be called.
What services are included in my hospital bill estimate?
In the estimates provided below, the information shows costs patients will pay to receive care at Denver Health. Professional physician fees are included in the price estimates. Additional items NOT included in the price estimate are:
- Medications prescribed for your use after the hospital stay/services
- Medical devices
- Home medical devices
- Other physician services such as rehabilitation or home health care
What if the service I need is not listed on this website?
Please call our financial counseling department at 303-602-3466 for more information.
Can I get an exact pricing quote?
Unfortunately, Denver Health cannot provide exact price quotes, but will do its best to provide price ranges based on the hospital's historical pricing for comparable services. All estimates are based on information provided by a prospective payment and do not include, among other things, any unforeseen complications, additional tests or procedures, and non-hospital related charges, any of which may increase the overall cost of the services provided. A final bill for services rendered at Denver Health may differ from the information provided by this website, and Denver Health shall not be liable for any differences.
Good Faith Estimate: Understanding Your Hospital Billing Rights as a Patient
Under a new federal law effective January 2022, health care providers including Denver Health will – upon scheduling or request – provide self-pay, uninsured patients and patients who are not using certain types of health care coverage, an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided. Please read the document attached for full details of your billing rights as a patient.