Memorial Hospital has been a proud part of UCHealth, a health care system recognized as a national leader in quality, research, and outcomes, since 2012. Our history as a health care destination in the Colorado Springs area goes back over a century, caring for generations of families like yours in the Pikes Peak region. Over the years we’ve expanded to keep pace with a growing and diverse population, and we’ve adopted new technologies and proven treatments so that we stay at the forefront of patient care. At the local level, Memorial provides a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services at our Central and North facilities, as well as at multiple outpatient locations.
Memorial provides you with a full portfolio of diagnostic, treatment and after-care services, delivered by coordinated care teams who always keep you, our patient, top of mind.
- Heart and vascular care
- Cancer care
- Birth care
- Pediatric care
- Orthopedic care
- Disease management
- Emergency and trauma
- Radiology and imaging
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Sleep disorder care
- Stroke care
- Women’s care
- Urgent care
- Senior care
Patients and visitors
Memorial Hospital strives to meet patients’ expectations for care and service in a consistent manner. Patients, or their personal representatives, have the right to submit a verbal or written complaint 24 hours a day. Memorial Hospital and its Board of Trustees have approved the following process to assist you with the complaint or grievances process.
If you voice a complaint to a Memorial Hospital staff member, and you are satisfied with the actions taken on your behalf, the complaint is considered resolved.
Filing a Grievance
If your verbal complaint is not promptly resolved to your satisfaction as stated in Step 1, or if you verbalize your request to file a grievance, or submit a written complaint, the complaint will be forwarded to the Memorial Hospital Patient Representative Office. Complaints are received 24 hours a day at 719.365.5621. The Patient Representative will contact the patient within three (3) calendar days to acknowledge that it was received.
Medicare Beneficiaries: If the grievance concerns the quality of care, or premature discharge from the facility, the Patient Representative will immediately refer the grievance to Case Management. At the patient’s request, the grievance will be referred to the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee of the Board of Trustees. Patients also have the right to appeal an impending hospital discharge.
The Patient Representative will conduct a quality review of the grievance in collaboration with leadership from the area/unit at Memorial. The Patient Representative will provide you a written response regarding the grievance investigation within seven (7) calendar days from the time the grievance was received.
Appealing the Grievance
If you are dissatisfied with the quality review outcome, at your request, the grievance will be forwarded to the Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee for an appeal review. The CEO or designee will investigate and provide a written response of his/her findings to you within ten (10) calendar days. The Patient Representative will contact you upon receipt of the appeal to acknowledge that it was received.
Referral to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
If you remain dissatisfied with the CEO or designee’s response, at your request, the Patient Representative will forward the grievance and all-related reports to the Department of Public Health and Environment. Information regarding the Department of Public Health and Environment’s investigation will be directly communicated to the patient by the state.
You may also file a grievance directly with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Executive Director, Health Facilities Division, or the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Memorial Hospital is also a Joint Commission-Accredited organization, which means patients may also contact the Joint Commission.
Please notify us if you have an insurance plan change, coverage change or insurance loss, so we can properly bill your claims in a timely manner.
Please call 719-365-8581 for information about interpretation and other language assistance services.
Memorial Hospital North has many lodging options nearby to choose from. Some hotels offer a reduced patient/visitor rate, please check with the property before you book your reservation.
Memorial Hospital Central
Health Information Management (Medical Records)
Room 2402 (located on the 2nd floor adjacent to the parking ramp)
1400 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Hospital North
Room AG105 (located in the basement adjacent to the café)
4050 Briargate Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our mission is to store, protect and deliver accurate medical information to authorized users in support of UCHealth.
Reviewing Your Medical Record or Your Child
You may review your or your child’s protected health information in the health information management department at UCHealth during business hours.
Online Medical Records Request
We recommend you securely request your medical records online for faster service. Select “Online Records” to login to My Health Connection and follow the instructions.
Request for Pick-up of Medical Record Copies
You may also request a printed copy of your medical records. However, UCHealth is required by law to obtain your written permission before releasing any copies. If you desire to receive a copy of your medical records:
- Step 1: Complete the Request for Medical Records form to make your pick-up request. If someone other than the patient will be picking up records proceed to step 2.
- Step 2: Print, complete and bring with you the “Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information form” to one of our locations.
– Authorization to Disclose Health Information – English (PDF)
We are not able to accept or respond to email requests and do not fax copies.
We welcome the presence of family pets of inpatients as appropriate and under certain guidelines to ensure safety for all patients and visitors. If you are interested in learning more about pet visitation, please talk with a nurse.
Through spiritual care at Memorial Hospital North, our chaplains provide support and comfort to everyone — patients, family members, friends and staff.
Being in the hospital, or having a loved one hospitalized, can be stressful and emotional. Chaplains are available to help you work through the anxiety that often accompanies a hospital stay and talk with you about how hospitalization affects your spiritual journey. We are available to share a prayer or listen with an open mind and heart. If you prefer, we can also contact your own faith community.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our chaplains can assist in or perform a variety of religious rites
You can contact spiritual care at Memorial Hospital Central to request the following:
- Communion (Catholic or Protestant)
- Anointing (Catholic or Protestant)
- Baptism or child dedication
- Funerals or memorial services
10 reasons to call a chaplain
- When you need to speak with someone about spiritual or emotional concerns.
- When you feel the need for prayer or would like to receive a blessing or the sacraments.
- When you need help finding or contacting spiritual resources in the community. Our chaplains will contact your faith community.
- When there is a new diagnosis or a recurrence, especially of a serious or life-limiting disease.
- Before surgery or another procedure that might create anxiety or fear.
- When a difficult ethical decision needs to be discussed or advanced directives need to be made (DNRs, living wills, etc.)
- To be with family and friends during difficult times or if there is family conflict.
- To struggle together with unanswerable questions like “Why is this happening to me?” or “Where is God?”
- When a patient is facing death or to help with funeral arrangements.
- When a staff member needs support.
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Whether you’re a patient or visiting a patient at Memorial Hospital Central, there are a few things you need to know. For more details, please see the Patients’ Handbook available at our hospital locations.
Visitor Hours: Visitors are welcome at Memorial Hospital Central because we know they can be helpful in recovery. There are no set hours for visiting. However, we ask that visitors not come too early or stay too long. Children are welcome to visit patients. Please be considerate and keep your visit brief if the patient is in pain or in need of rest.
Visitors are not allowed to spend the night when the patient is staying in a semi-private room. Special visiting arrangements can be made with the patient’s nurse.
Memorial Hospital is much more than your provider of choice for health care while your sick or injured. We are your partner in your health and wellness. Your choice for health information and resources.
Call HealthLink nurse advice line at Memorial Hospital Central: Call 719.444.2273
- Free to all community members
- Call Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on major holidays.
- Outpatient laboratory and classes are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on major holidays.
The nurse advice line at Memorial Hospital Central will:
- Answer your health-related questions
- Provide advice on treating earaches, fever and other minor injuries/illnesses
- Help you find a physician
- Schedule the class or screening of your choice
- Provide information about Memorial programs and services
In addition to a nurse advice line, HealthLink at Memorial Hospital provides classes, health risk analyses, screenings and other wellness programs.
New to the area? Need to find a physician who accepts your insurance? Need a specialist? We will help you find a doctor who can meet your health needs.
Health, Wellness, and Parenting Classes
Informative, affordable classes on nutrition, health-related topics, childbirth preparation, preparing for a baby, babysitting, weight loss and stress reduction are offered monthly.
Through this program, we provide those over age 50 with resources and reduced-price classes.
Home Companion Monitor Program
The home companion monitor is designed to signal a friend, relative or emergency services in case help is needed. This program serves El Paso and Teller Counties. Call 719.365.2260 for information or to schedule an installation.
Visit with a physician by video using your computer, tablet or smartphone in the convenience of your home, office or location that is convenient for you. No drive time, no waiting room, no need to get out of your pajamas (if you don’t want to).
You’ll be seen and treated by a UCHealth medical professional just as if you were to visit seen face-to-face in one of our many health care facilities.
For the best experience, download the UCHealth app today.
Types of illnesses treated in a Virtual Visit:
- Allergic reaction.
- Cuts and scrapes.
- Pink eye.
- Sinus infection.
- Sore throat.
- Urinary tract infection.
Your virtual visit may be covered by insurance. However, if your health plan denies this charge you will receive a bill for this service.
Many health plans are adding virtual visits (telehealth) as a covered benefit. However, there are some healthcare plans that do not cover Virtual Visits such as Medicare.
For most insurance plans, we will attempt to bill your insurance- you may be responsible for your co-payment amount prior to seeing the doctor. However, if your health plan denies this charge you will receive a bill for this service. Also, please note that to bill medical insurance, a successful video connection must occur between the patient and the doctor.
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Northern Star Bistro
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Patients can order room service at any time during business hours. Guests may enjoy room service by purchasing a voucher from our café during regular business hours. The room service associate will collect the voucher upon delivery of your meal. Family members may order meals for a patient from outside the hospital. Some menu items may be restricted to adhere to a special diet ordered by the physician. The room service associate will help with menu selections.
Nutrition Services at Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling:
To schedule an outpatient appointment with a dietitian, call 719.365.6881.
While you’re a patient in the hospital, our dietitians will monitor your nutritional status. If you have a special dietary request prior to your admission, please call 719.364.6368
Memorial Hospital offers At Your Request Room Service Dining.
Our toll-free number is 1-800-523-1225 (ask for extension 42709)
Count on us to deliver your get well or special occasion wishes. Please call to speak to one of our associates, who will help you pick from our assortment of balloon bouquets, fresh flowers, plush animals and unique gifts. We’ll gladly deliver your order within Memorial Hospital Central or North!
- Minimum delivery: $15
- Delivery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- We accept Visa and MasterCard.
UCHealth Memorial Hospital – Central offers free internet access, our network is UCH-Visitor.
Ways to give
Your support helps us enhance and save lives
Extraordinary generosity is what helps us provide extraordinary care.
Memorial Hospital Northasks you to consider a donation to this life-saving and life-changing organization. Your donation goes directly to programs and facilities that impact the health and well-being of your family, friends and neighbors in southern Colorado.
Whether you are a retiree, a working adult, or a student hoping to fulfill a service requirement, we would love to have you lend your energy and talents to help others in our healthcare facility. There are a wide variety of opportunities at Memorial Hospital North and Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs.
- Memorial Hospital North: 719-364-5298
- Memorial Hospital Central: 719-365-5298
Call DocLine at1-844-285-4555 for consultation and patient transfers.
UCHealth’s DocLine is staffed with registered nurses who are available 24/7 to assist and facilitate all phases of transfer and consultation, including physician-to-physician contact, registration, bed assignment, facilitation of patient transport, and RN-to-RN reporting.
DocLine can also help you schedule patients for surgery, imaging, etc.
Epic at UCHealth
For referring providers and offices that are existing users, access Epic Provider Connection (read-only web portal access).
Awards and recognition
Some of Memorial’s recent recognition and awards include:
- Outstanding Achievement Award for the Oncology Service Line, American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer: Memorial
is the only cancer program in southern Colorado to have reached this highest honor.
- Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG): Memorial’s Cancer Medicine and Oncology Clinical Trials team have been recognized as being in the top 1 percent for accruing to SWOG oncology research trials.