Patient cost estimates

Need to know your costs ahead of time?

Get estimates in real time, over the phone or online.

Patient cost estimates

UCHealth provides real-time estimates for select patient procedures and services.

This added transparency can help you understand your financial obligations and get help with paying for costs before you even receive care.

  • You provide a CPT code (given to you by your provider or clinic) to receive an estimate in advance.
  • Some procedure estimates are available online via your My Health Connection account.
  • Estimates may be quoted with or without insurance. When confirming insurance, your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum contributions will be factored into an estimate.
  • Estimates over the phone are also provided in writing upon request.

Contact us at 877.349.8520, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Download the Patient Estimates flyer

Note: Estimates are not a guarantee of service. Estimates do not include non UCHealth-employed physician fees, which may be determined at the time of service.
Patient estimates will not provide cost estimates for special discount self-pay packages provided by individual clinics, transplant services, urgent care or emergency department visits. Please contact your individual clinic for an estimate on a self-pay package.

Do you have questions about your bill? We are here to help!

    • Poudre Valley Hospital/Medical Center of the Rockies and northern Colorado clinics: 866-429-6045
    • Longs Peak Hospital: 866-429-6045
    • Memorial Hospital and Colorado Springs area clinics: 866-429-6045
    • University of Colorado Hospital and metro Denver clinics: 866-429-6045
    • UCHealth Medical Group: 877-711-7480
    • CU Medicine: 303-493-7700
    • Broomfield Hospital and associated emergency departments: 877-711-7470
    • Grandview Hospital and associated emergency departments: 877-711-7470
    • Yampa Valley Medical Center: 855-432-4305

What options are available to pay my bill?

For your convenience, UCHealth accepts a variety of payment alternatives, including online quick pay, pay by phone, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, personal checks, money orders, and cash (at the cashiers office only).

Visit our billpay site to learn more about payment options

Note: Please do not send cash through the mail. To protect you, cash will only be accepted in person at the cashier’s office and you will be given a receipt.

Pay your bill online

Pay your bill online using our secure portal

The online bill pay site gives answers to your most common billing questions. It also explains in detail your hospital bill and your physician’s bill. Look under “Information Resources” on the right side of the homepage.

Get more information at our billpay website

Pricing: insured and uninsured patients

UCHealth locations make pricing information for uninsured patients available for the most common health care services to help consumers understand and anticipate their financial responsibilities and make informed choices about the care they receive. If you have insurance, please select the insured patients link below.

If you are covered by health insurance

UCHealth strongly encourages you to consult with your health insurer to determine accurate information about your financial responsibility for a particular health care service provided at a UCHealth facility.

Insured patients

If you are not covered by health insurance

Please contact the facility to discuss payment options prior to receiving a health care service from a UCHealth facility, since prices for health care services posted on this site may not reflect the actual amount of your financial responsibility.

Uninsured patients

Frequently Asked Questions

What services are included in the pricing information on this website?

Pricing on this website includes estimated room and board (for inpatients), supplies, nursing care, equipment use, nutritional services, and any services handled by the staff of the hospital within the walls of the hospital.

What services are excluded from the pricing information on this website?

Your personal physician or other physicians providing you with services related to your hospital stay or visit will bill you separately. This can include fees related to specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.

Independent laboratory and radiology services will also bill you separately for reading and interpreting EKG’s, X-rays, EEG’s and lab work.

What prices are listed here?

UCHealth locations post self-pay prices for the 50 most common inpatient services, 25 most common outpatient services and the prices for levels 1-5 emergency services. All prices posted on this site already reflect the uninsured discount. These prices do not reflect additional financial assistance discounts which patients may be eligible for.

How often is the pricing data refreshed?

Pricing estimates are updated at least annually.

What does 'uninsured' mean?

An uninsured person is someone who does not have insurance or coverage for hospital services by a third party like Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation or an insurance company. Other common terms used when referring to uninsured patients are “self pay” and “private pay.”

Why can't I rely on the pricing posted on this website if I have insurance?

The prices posted on this site are specifically for self-pay patients. Insurance companies negotiate their own prices for services which might be different from these self-pay prices. While an insurance company might pay a portion of insured patients’ bills, those patients’ out-of-pocket responsibilities will be dependent on their individual insurance plans which might include a deductible, coinsurance, co-payment and/or non-covered services.

What if the service I need is not listed on this website?

Please call UCHealth’s pricing estimates team at 877.349.8520 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. We will be happy to try to provide you with a price estimate.

When I call for pricing, what information do I need to have ready?

When you call us, please try to have the following information at hand so that we can provide you with our best estimate of pricing:

  • Description of services needed – we will need to know as much information as possible about the specific services needed as described by your physician.
  • Type of services needed – we need to know if you will be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient overnight, or if you are expected to be treated on an outpatient basis.
  • Physician/specialist Name – example, if you are having surgery, we will want to know the surgeon’s name.

Can I get an exact pricing quote?

We will do our best to provide you with a price or pricing range based on our hospital’s historical pricing for comparable services. However, your actual bill might vary, and our pricing estimates are not guaranteed because the services each patient requires can vary, and your bill will be dependent on your individual circumstances at the time your services are rendered.

What is expected of patients in terms of payment?

Similar to your visits to your physician’s office, we expect payment at time of service. If you have insurance or other coverage, we will expect you to pay your copayment, coinsurance and/or deductible upon arrival at the hospital. After your insurance company pays us, we will send you information about any amount you may still owe.

If you are uninsured, we expect payment at time of service (or will work with you to arrange monthly payments) for the estimated price of your services. If, after your services are received, any additional payment is due, we will send you information about any amount you may still owe. If you receive emergency care and cannot pay for your services, with your cooperation, our financial counselors will evaluate whether you qualify for Local and State programs, including County Assistance and Medicaid, or our Charity Discount Policy.

We accept major credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.

Do you have a charity care policy?

Yes. UCHealth’s charity policy, payment plan and financial assistance resources are available at UCHealth Financial Assistance.