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. That's why we supported state legislation in 2017 requiring health facilities in Colorado to publicly post charges for the 50 most common inpatient charges and the 25 most common outpatient charges for patients who do not have insurance (also called "self-pay"). We are including the locations for these services as required by law.
Do these inpatient charges represent the total cost of care?
The charges listed for these healthcare services are estimates of what to expect for the most common inpatient charges for patients without health insurance. Charges may vary based on the circumstances at the time that the service is rendered.
Charges are determined based on how involved the illness or injury is and the patient’s specific needs and resources required (such as time with nurses and technical staff, special equipment and other services, only some of which occur at the bedside). The inpatient charges below do not include physician other certain health care providers' services at Children's Colorado.
Patients may receive a separate bill for these services because when you see a doctor or specialist at Children's Colorado, you'll receive two bills: one from us and one from your provider or providers. This is because our doctors don't work directly for the hospital; they have privileges to practice at our hospital.
For more information, please read our billing guide for families.
I have health insurance. Will my charges be the same?
This 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 health care service provided at Children's Colorado. If you have questions about your bill, please contact our Patient Financial Services team at 720-777-6422.
Who should I call if I am uninsured and have questions?
If you are not covered by insurance, please call us at 720-777-7001 to talk to a financial counselor to discuss payment options prior to receiving a health care service from Children's Colorado. They are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What if the condition that I need information about is not listed here?
If you are looking for information about a condition that is not listed here, please call us at 720-777-0720 to speak with a patient cost estimate specialist.
Most common inpatient charges by location
The following tables show our average self-pay rates for All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) classification system.