UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) is a 39-bed acute care hospital providing sophisticated medical services to more than 51,000 outpatients annually. We are a non-profit, non-tax-supported community hospital that is dedicated to serving the needs of residents throughout northwest Colorado.
Patients and visitors
Admissions is your first step to accessing YVMC services. Our goal is to ensure superior customer service while making sure we have gathered all the correct information regarding your needs and billing information.
Our Admissions department is responsible for scheduling, pre-registering and registering patients, verifying insurance data, conducting financial counseling, estimating charges, and collecting patient copays, deductibles and coinsurance at the time of service.
Patients scheduled for surgery and radiology procedures and newborn delivery at our birth center can pre-register with our admissions department. Pre-registration helps reduce wait times, increases privacy and improves accuracy and completeness of required information.
You can also call the main hospital phone number, 970.879.1322 and ask for Admissions. Admissions is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center will provide care without discrimination for emergency medical conditions regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. For all other services, self-pay patients are expected to pay in full prior to receiving service. When possible, we will estimate the required payment when you schedule your service. YVMC offers a 10% self-pay discount. Our financial counselors can help determine if you qualify for Financial Assistance or other programs.
Contact financial counseling
Learn more about UCHealth payment options and financial assistance
The Care Management staff at Yampa Valley Medical Center performs several functions. We work with you, the patient, and your family as an advocate during your hospital stay.
We will assist and help you plan for your discharge home or to another facility if appropriate. We will work with your insurance to maximize your benefits and pre-authorize home needs as necessary.
Your discharge plan may include the need for other services such as home oxygen, medical equipment, or home care services. The Case Management staff will assist in making these arrangements.
All of our services are coordinated through your physician. We work closely with all of the ancillary staff to determine a safe discharge plan.
The Care Management office is located on the patient care unit or you can call 970.870.1086 and ask to speak to a Care Manager.
Clinic payment options include paying over the phone. These clinics include:
- UCHealth Heart and Vascular Clinic – Steamboat Springs
- UCHealth Heart and Vascular Clinic – Craig
- UCHealth Women’s Care Clinic – Steamboat Springs
- UCHealth Women’s Clinic – Craig
For questions regards billing at these clinics, please call 719.365.2295. Hours of operation in the billing department are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Primary Care Payments
- UCHealth Primary Care Clinic – Craig
- Little Snake River Clinic
For questions regards billing at these clinics, please call 844.842.2459. Hours of operation in the billing department are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For questions related to your YVMC Hospital or Outpatient account, please call the business office at 855.432.4305.
The medical library is located in the east wing of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Free health and medical information
- A comprehensive medical library housing over 1,600 books and videos
- Research information provided for medical personnel and the public
- Subscriptions to many medical and health publications
- Computer available for personal medical searches
- Visit our Online Library Portal to see our collection of books and videos
Yampa Valley Medical Center encourages you to ask questions and voice your concerns during your stay. If we don’t meet your expectations or you have a specific concern, please let your caregiver know. You also may ask to speak with the department manager or house supervisor. Yampa Valley Medical Center will make every effort to resolve your concern or complaint before you return home.
Should you feel that your complaint or concern has not been fully addressed, you may contact a representative at ext 2743 from any hospital phone. From outside the hospital, please call 970.875.2743. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to work with you to help resolve any remaining concerns. The Yampa Valley Medical Center Grievance process is designed to resolve complaints according to established timeframes.
If you filed a complaint and believe your concerns were not addressed to your satisfaction, you may request a meeting with YVMC’s Grievance Committee. This Committee is comprised of hospital leadership and medical staff. Please contact 970.875.2743 to request a meeting.
You may also contact the Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303.692.2800 or write to:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Upon receipt of the complaint, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will notify the patient and the hospital, initiate the investigation and produce a written report containing its findings and recommendations.
Mail: Office of Quality and Patient Safety Monitoring, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181.
Medicare beneficiaries may also submit appeals or report quality of care concerns to Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIO) by calling 1-844-430-9504 or mailing to: KEPRO, Rock Run Center, 5700 Lombardo Center, Suite 100, Seven Hills, Ohio 44131.
If you have an unresolved complaint about care provided by your physician (excluding fee disputes), a complaint may be filed with the appropriate Board. Upon your request, we will provide you with the address or phone number of the appropriate Board.
For additional copies of our Patient Rights and Responsibilities, please ask our Admissions Staff. At Yampa Valley Medical Center, we’re on your team. We want you to have the best possible patient experience. Just let us know what we can do to assist you.
YVMC’s Eatery is located near the Visitor’s Entrance and offers fresh hot meals, cold drinks, sandwiches, salad bar and snacks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available daily.
Monday through Friday
- Breakfast 7:00 am – 10:00 am
- Lunch 11 am – 1:30 am
- Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday
- Breakfast 8:00am – 9:30am
- Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
- Dinner 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Patient meals are served at 8:00am, 12:00pm and 5:00pm
Enjoy fresh smoothies, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade baked goods, and ready-made snacks and sandwiches.
Monday through Thursday – 6:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday’s – 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays – Closed
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.
Yampa Valley Medical Center has several interpretation services.
The TeleLanguage Line is a service that is accessed through the telephone in the patient room areas, or by a phone provided by our employees in other areas of the hospital. The language line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and may be used to access more than 30 different languages.
On-site Spanish interpretation is a pre-arranged service that is generally available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advance notice of 24 hours is preferred. To request this service, please call 970.875.2772.
These services are available free of charge and can be arranged by any employee at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Medical Records Request
Visit My Health Connection to view your latest medical records online.
To request access to patient printed medical records an authorization form must be completed and returned to the YVMC Health Information Management Department via fax at 970.879.0297, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to the attention of our department at the address listed above.
For downloadable authorization forms in English and Spanish, visit this page.
After August 2018, patients can obtain their health records from Meditech by calling Health Information Management at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970.871.2387.
Parking is located in front of the hospital and outside of the Outpatient Pavilion. If your vehicle is parked overnight, please notify the nursing staff of its location. During winter months, ask the nursing or admissions staff about our special parking instructions.
For after-hours or overnight parking, please park by the Emergency Department.
Privacy (HIPAA) and your information
At your request we keep information about your hospital stay private and confidential, as required by federal law (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA).
One way we maintain your privacy is to set up a special password at your request. You tell us this password, which you may share with friends and family so they can find out how you’re doing. When callers give us your password, we can update them on your progress. If callers don’t know the password, we cannot tell them anything about your condition.
We’ll write your password on a note card for you to keep.
Advance directives and living wills
We can help you complete a Living Will or other advance directive at your pre-admission appointment. These legal documents spell out the care you want — or don’t want — in case you cannot make your own decisions and communicate them to us.
Service animals are welcomed at YVMC, however, emotional support animals are not allowed.
Security is available 24/7 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
- Lost and found
- Escorting patients throughout the campus
- Vehicle monitoring
Security can be reached at 970.819.3241.
Smoking and tobacco products of any kind are not permitted anywhere inside or on YVMC grounds.
Smoking products include any cigar, cigarette, pipes, or any smoking device or substance which is lighted and inhaled. This includes E-cigarettes.
Tobacco Products include cigars, cigarettes, pipes, chewing tobacco, or snuff.
Our interfaith chapel is open 24 hours a day. It is located between the cafeteria and the patient care unit. All are welcome to visit this beautiful, restful room that was designed and furnished by the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary.
Spiritual Care Program
Spiritual Care Providers are available upon request for the comfort of patient and visitors. Providers may be called by care managers, the crisis support team, or the charge nurse from either the emergency department or patient care unit.
Simply ask your nurse, case manager or anyone of the Crisis Support team and they will ensure a provider is sent to your room.
Steamboat Springs Transit does stop at Yampa Valley Medical Center as well. On their winter schedule, they stop every 20 minutes between 8:03 a.m. and 6:03 p.m. During the summer they come upon request. The Red Line or Blue Line will provide drop off service to the YVMC prior to 8 a.m. upon request.
Several resorts in Steamboat Springs provide free shuttle services to their customers.
We welcome visitors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Patients have the option to request no visitors. When the attending physician or nursing staff determines that visiting could interfere with medical care, visitors will not be allowed.
Yampa Valley Medical Center’s doors are open during the following times:
Main entrance – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Visitor entrance – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Emergency Department walk-in entrance – 24 hours a day
Medical Office Building – YVMC connecting door – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Outpatient Pavilion entrance – 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Anyone wishing to enter YVMC at other times must use either:
The red telephone near the main entrance inside the entry doors.
The push button by the Emergency Department walk-in door.
Please consult the nursing staff before inviting or bringing a child to visit a patient. Sick children are not permitted to visit at any time.
Intensive Care Unit
Visiting hours are dependent on the patient’s condition. Please call prior to visiting.
Visitation is limited to one person per patient or as directed by the Emergency Department staff. It is preferred that no visitors are allowed during the initial exam or during any treatments.
Staff can direct you to an appropriate waiting area.
We’re here to help
If you need more information, have a question or want to express a thank you, concern or complaint, please call the hospital main number at 970.879.1322.
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center offers free internet access, our network is UCH-Visitor.
Yampa Valley Medical Center provides nurse consultation and to residents of northwest Colorado as well as visitors to our area. ASK-A-NURSE operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is free and confidential.
In Routt County, ASK-A-NURSE can be reached by calling 970.871.7878.
Our ASK-A-NURSE call center is staffed by registered nurses. When a caller has questions about symptoms, the nurse will assess the symptoms and provide advice on seeking care and improving health. The call center also answers healthcare questions. Additionally, ASK-A-NURSE provides information about Yampa Valley Medical Center, wellness classes and community services.
YVMC is pleased to offer this valuable service free of charge to residents and visitors in our northwest Colorado region.
Emergency Virtual Health visits enable specialists to consult with local emergency room physicians via video conferencing to help with specific patient emergencies such as stroke or trauma.
UCHealth has a robust telestroke program to help hospital ED physicians across the state of Colorado and southern Wyoming treat stroke patients in record time, saving every precious brain cell possible. Virtual Health allows neurology specialists to provide expert guidance to community hospital providers. These providers can now keep, and treat, many stroke patients they may not have been able to before.
If a patient needs more advanced care, we transport that patient to one of the country’s best Comprehensive Stroke Centers.
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.
Ways to give
Share your time and talents by volunteering at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. Make new friends, enjoy a change of pace, gain a new perspective, learn more about health care, and help the UCHealth effort to provide world-class customer service in northern Colorado communities.
Examples of the many opportunities for volunteering:
- Greet guests and patients coming to the Outpatient Pavilion.
- Work in the clinical areas by assisting the staff and preparing rooms for incoming patients.
- Deliver complimentary cookies, fruit and beverages to patients and families in our Patient Care Unit and Cancer Care Center.
- Assist staff in the Infant room.
- Provide music in our lobby to enhance the experience for patients and family members.
The process to become a volunteer includes an interview, orientation and training.
Pet therapy program
YVMC offers a hugely successful pet therapy program in connection with Heeling Friends. Research has shown that interaction with pets can help in a patient’s recovery.
After you and your animal receive training and become registered with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA), you escort your pet around to visit patients, visitors and staff members.
Job shadowing program at YVMC (follows northern Colorado model)
Contact us to learn more about volunteering at YVMC
Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970-870-1146 or send us an email.
The mission of the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation is to support the healthcare services of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center for the communities it serves. Our excellent quality hospital is here, in part, because of your support. Learn more about our foundation.
YVMC Community Needs Assessment