Financial Assistance

Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics are dedicated to providing medically necessary health care services; these services are accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, geographic location, cultural background, physical mobility, or ability to pay. We are committed to providing health care services and acknowledge that in some cases the patient will not be financially able to pay for the services received. In those particular cases the patient will be screened, and a determination of eligibility for financial assistance will be initiated prior to or at the time of admission.

Financial Assistance Guidelines & Policies

Sliding Fee Scale Assistance Available

National Health Service Corps Promise – English

National Health Service Corps Promise – Spanish

Download Financial Assistance Guide – English

Download Financial Assistance Guide – Spanish

Federal Poverty Guidelines Sliding Fee Scale 2024

Hospital Discounted Care – English

Hospital Discounted Care – Spanish

Hospital Discount Patient Application

Machine Readable Charges

Medicaid Assistance

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Medicaid can cover your doctor visits, emergency care, preventive care such as screenings and immunizations, and other procedures and treatments.

Who is Eligible?

Financially qualified children ages 0-18 and parents with dependent children

Parents whose income is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Children age 6-18 whose family income is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Pregnant women at or below 195% of the Federal Poverty Level

How to Apply

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Colorado Indigent Care Program

To schedule a Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) rating interview with our Financial Assistance Counselor call 719-657-4122.

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

If you need help paying a hospital bill, you can see if you qualify for discounted care. To schedule an appointment for Rio Grande Hospital, call our Financial Assistance Counselor at 719-657-4122
310 County Rd. 14, Del Norte, CO 81132

How to Apply

You can download the CICP (Colorado Indigent Care Program) Application below:

Download the CICP Application

Download the CICP Ability to Pay Scale


Hospital Discounted Care

​​​​House Bill (HB) 21-1198​, otherwise known as Health Care Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients, establishes requirements for hospital discounted care for low income patients. They will be given the opportunity to apply for financial assistance or charity care programs at the health care facility where they receive care. Service charges will be the greater of either the Medicare rate or Medicaid base rate. Payment plans that are established to pay the bills may not exceed four (4) percent of the patient’s monthly household income. For bills from health care professionals, the limit is two (2) percent of the monthly household income. Once 36 payments have been made, the remainder of the bill is forgiven. HB 21-1198 will also set rules for hospitals that limit collections against a​​ patient.
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Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494