Any DPS student is eligible regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. School-based Health Centers can serve as the primary point of care for a student or can work in conjunction with a student's primary care doctor. There is no limit on how many times a child can visit a clinic. The clinic is available for all kids in need.
Parental consent must be given before the student can be seen at our centers. Clinic staff encourages patients to discuss their healthcare with their parents. However, parents are not routinely notified when a patient uses the clinic, unless by patient request or if a serious health concern is identified.
There is no charge to the patient or their family for services offered in the School-based Health Center. Patients will not have to pay co-pays, deductibles or fees to be seen. Insurance may be billed but without cost to families.
Yes. If Denver Health is able to receive payment from an insurance provider, the patient or the family might receive an Explanation of Benefits from their insurance provider. Patients and families should never be billed for payments made from your insurance and our clinics will never collect payment for services from you.
When registering for use of the clinic, families are asked to provide health insurance information or to apply for low-cost child health insurance options and discount programs. Insurance outreach and enrollment staff are available through the School-based Health Center to assist families with the insurance application process.