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Financial Assistance Program at Gunnison Valley Health

Gunnison Valley Hospital is committed to caring for those in need regardless of ability to pay. If you are uninsured, underinsured, struggling or unable to pay, you can apply for the Financial Assistance Program.

If you are concerned about your ability to pay, contact us as soon as possible. For non-emergency services, we recommend contacting our Financial Counselor prior to scheduling.

Financial Assistance Program Eligibility

The Financial Assistance Program is available to residents of Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache Counties, regardless of citizenship, whose:

  • Family income is below 400 percent of federal poverty guidelines as published annually.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria listed above and are struggling with your Gunnison Valley Health financial debt, contact us to discuss options.

Please note that not all services are included in the Financial Assistance Program. Financial Assistance is available:

  • For emergency or medically necessary services only.
  • For services received at Gunnison Valley Health Hospital which includes the Family Medicine Clinic, Urgent Care and the Mountain Clinic.
  • Some services included in the Financial Assistance Program may be subject to limits on the number of visits allowed.

If you have questions about eligibility, contact our financial counselor at 970-642-4790 as soon as possible.

Financial Assistance Program Application - English

Financial Assistance Program Application - Spanish

Contact Us

Our Financial Counselor is available to support you through the financial assistance process to ensure that you understand all eligibility, application and documentation requirements.

Our financial counselor is in the hospital Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (970) 642-4790


Mail: Gunnison Valley Hospital, Attn: Financial Counselor, 711 North Taylor Street, Gunnison, CO 81230

In Person: Gunnison Valley Hospital, South Entrance. Call to schedule an appointment.

Financial Assistance Program Policy


Si habla usted en Español, por favor, llamanos a 970-642-4790.


Financial Discounts and Programs

Self-Pay Discount: 15 percent discount off total charges for private pay.

Prompt Pay Discount: Payment made in full within 30 days of first statement date may be eligible for an additional 10 percent discount. Contact us for more information.

Payment Plan: Once you have received your first bill you may establish a payment plan by calling the Customer Service Department at 970-642-2764.

Medicaid Eligibility Screening: We can connect you to resources and information about the Medicaid application process.

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

The CICP is available to Colorado residents and those who establish lawful presence in the United States. The Program is funded by Colorado taxpayers and Gunnison Valley Hospital.

Patients must apply for the Program, supply all required documentation, and sign applications no later than 90 days from the date of service.

Required documentation includes:

  • Documentation supporting Colorado residency and lawful presence in the United States for all members of the household
  • Copies of all income sources
  • Self-employed business ledger or profit and loss statement
  • Copies of personal and business checking and savings bank accounts
  • Verification of vehicle registration and outstanding loans
  • Assets that can be converted to cash without penalty
  • Copies of medical bills incurred during the past year
  • Medicaid and/or CHP+ denial letter for every family member who may be eligible

Co-payments range from $10 to $40 or 5% to 25% (whichever is higher according to the account balance) depending on the approved rating level assigned.