To learn more about financial assistance, call 719-587-1212.
San Luis Valley Health is committed to providing services to the Community. As a non-profit, charitable, community-based healthcare provider, San Luis Valley Health will provide services under the Federal Poverty Level put out by the State of Colorado (up to 250% of the FPL).
San Luis Valley Health provides care to all patients regardless of age, sex, race, religion, disability, veteran status and national origin.
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To make an appointment in Alamosa, call 719-587-1369 or 719-587-1387 or email [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm. The office is located next to the cafeteria in the Regional Medical Center. In La Jara, Health Coverage Guides are available on Fridays.
Many services are provided under the Colorado Indigent Care Program (“CICP”), a discount program funded by the State of Colorado. Services that are not covered under the CICP discount program are provided at a sliding fee reduced rate to those who qualify using the Federal Poverty Level (up to 250% of the FPL.)
Patient’s ability to pay is considered by San Luis Valley Health and assistance in applying for programs such as Medicaid, CHP+, CICP, Charity Care, Special Grant Funding Programs, Crime/Reparation Funds and other payment sources is available. San Luis Valley Health policies comply with eligibility procedures for charity care in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.
All patients presenting for emergency medical care will receive a medical screening exam without regard to their ability to pay, in accordance to applicable federal and state laws. CICP is always a last resort to most other governmental programs and/or commercial insurances.
Charity care applies solely to patients who have no other third party coverage provided by governmental programs and/or commercial insurances. Patients must apply for Charity Care within 90 days from the date of admission. Charity care is neither intended nor meant to apply to the portion of charges that is left as patient responsibility such as co-pays, co-insurances, deductibles and does not apply to non-covered services outlined in the San Luis Valley Health internal discount programs.
This policy does not apply to charges for services incurred from other providers whose services are coincident to those provided by San Luis Valley Health, e.g. Radiologists, Pathologists, visiting physicians and other services and equipment (DME) not supplied under San Luis Valley tax identification number.
All patient balances after CICP, Charity Care and Self Pay discounts are applied are required to be paid at the time of service if charges are available with the exception of emergency medical treatment as outlined by federal and state laws. If charges are not available at time of service, payment must be made within 30 days of available charges.
Payment arrangements outside of time of service with the exception of emergency medical treatment or within 30 days of available charges can be made at the discretion of the organization on a case-by-case basis following criteria set forth as it is compliant with federal and state laws.